June 8th - July 2nd, 2017

Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 15th, 5-9pm
Book Signing June 15

At GALLERY Z - THE ART OF AREG ELIBEKIAN, Thursday, June 8th through Sunday, July 2nd. Opening Reception & Book Signing, Thursday, June 15th, 5-9PM.

Areg Elibekian is the youngest of three generations of world-famous artists - son of Robert and grandson of the elder, Vagharshag - and will be featured in another solo exhibit at Gallery Z in June.

The revered tradition of painting has been passed down through the generations within the world-renowned Elibekian family, serving to preserve this talented family's artistic legacy with their differing individual imprints. Born in 1970 in Yerevan, Armenia, Areg is a 1992 graduate of Yerevan's Institute of Drama and Fine Arts. He resides in Montreal and has often traveled to Paris each summer to paint that exquisitely beautiful city. He steeps his works in rich and appealing colors, often depicting Impressionist-influenced encapsulations of the bourgeoisie in open-air scenes of Paris and Montreal café society and street life, or beckoning condensed landscapes of these cities’ peaceful riverfronts and gardens. Bridges and arches, cafes and brasseries evoke both a bygone and an aspiring lifestyle. Contemporary compositions and studies round out this color-saturated new exhibit.

Like both his father and grandfather, Areg’s art is in permanent collections of prestigious museums and galleries worldwide. His works have been exhibited in Armenia, Lebanon, Germany, France, Canada and the U.S. His latest solo exhibitions were at Arame Art Gallery in Yerevan and at Stewart Hall in Pointe-Claire Québec in 2016. From 1988 to 1992, he participated in numerous exhibitions of the Association of Armenia Artists, part of the Elibekian family exhibitions at the International Art Center in Beirut, Lebanon, ALMA Gallery in Boston, Gallery L’Oeil Reno Berg, Brussels, and Studio 22, Antwerp, Belgium. In 1998, he had a solo exhibition at the Gallery Hai Cie in Paris. He has exhibited previously as a part of the Three Generations of Armenian Art show at Gallery Z. Areg teaches regularly at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Gallery Z also displays a rotating selection of original fine art (paintings, photographs, drawings, mixed media, glass, sculptures, assemblages, lithographs) from its stable of over 400 locally, nationally or internationally renowned fine artists, and fine ceramics, pottery, jewelry and Armenian and international handicrafts. The “Italy” room expands the local Federal Hill Italian atmosphere with “Dreamy Venice”, with luminous handmade Murano glass gifts and jewelry chosen and imported from Venice by Gallery Associate Linda Kamajian, set amidst fine art either related to Italy or by some of Gallery Z's established Italian-American artists. Gallery Z celebrates its seventeenth year in 2017 of providing a center for experiencing fine art in a historic Providence neighborhood. Although there are no official Gallery Night events December through March, Gallery Z carries the torch by hosting a free opening reception for the current exhibit every third Thursday of the month, 12 months a year. Gallery Z is a tax-free zone.

Gallery Z Hours: Wed. 12-6pm, Thurs-Sat 12-8pm, Sun. 12-6pm and by appt. or chance. ALL RECEPTIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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