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Exhibition dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide

25.05.2015

On May 25, 2015 an exhibition dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with participation of 24 Lebanese-Armenian painters, photographers and sculptors took place at the “Farra Design Center” of Beirut.

Ministers, members of parliament, leaders of Armenian organizations, artists and journalists were present at the exhibition. The exhibition was organized upon the initiative of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Central Body of Lebanon and the “Farra Design Center” with the sponsorship of the Embassy of Armenia in Lebanon.

Joanna Hadat, an employee of the Center, in her opening remarks emphasized the importance of the motto of the exhibition “Science of Art and Luxury”. Member of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Central Body of Lebanon Rafael Umudian presented details of the events dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide organized in Vatican, Armenia and other countries. An artist and sculptor Raffi Yedalian spoke on behalf of participating artists.

Afterwards director of the “Farra Design Center” Ronald Farra referred to the severe pages of the history of Armenian and Lebanese people and stressed the high level of the works of the talented Armenian artists presented at the exhibition.

In his concluding remarks Ambassador of Armenia Ashot Kocharian emphasized that commemorative events on the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in 2015 embrace four main dimensions: remembrance, gratitude, international fight and rebirth. The Ambassador stressed that Armenian nation regardless all hardships, passing through the heroic path of revival and liberation, preserving its faith towards the universal human rights, with its rich traditions, values, talent and creative fervor celebrates the victory of life over the death.
 

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