First exhibition by Guvder on the occasion of the gallery's launch
Organized by the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society, the event also included the opening of the exhibition of renowned Lebanese-Armenian artist Guvder's works, in the presence of ambassadors, current and former members of parliament and ministers, clergymen, politicians and diplomats, representatives of various organizations, Armenian and non-Armenian artists, heads of educational institutions, and a huge crowd of art lovers.
Havatian stressed that Lola Beuyukian, who prepared the general construction project, followed up the construction works with great care, and Mr. and Mrs. Aleco Bezigian contributed to the success of this project. Havatian also said that art critic Dr. Silvya Adjemian has been actively involved in the project, providing professional counseling and assistance.
Referring to renowned painter Guvder, Havatian said that he has loyally served Armenian arts and culture throughout the years, and continues to provide new energy and quality to contemporary art, despite his advanced age. Havatian added that Guvder is a school, a unique world, and a person of great personality.
Havatian concluded that the new art gallery belongs to all artists and art lovers, with the help of whom the institution will be able to grow continuously.
Guvder and Adjemian spoke at the ceremony to express their gratitude and support. Adjemian praised Guvder's work and the uniqueness of his artistic style. Guvder talked about the importance of the creation of such an art gallery and said he hoped it could become a meeting place for art lovers.
Speaking at the event, Lucy Tutunjian said that the creative spirit of Guvder remains young, and expressed her hope that the art gallery would become a place supporting young talents.
During the exhibition, which will run till November 27, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. till 8:00 p.m., 38 pieces of Guvder's artwork will be on display, including some sculptures.