April 6th - April 30th, 2017
Armenian Artists
Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 20th, 5-9pm

At GALLERY Z - ARMENIAN ARTISTS, Thursday, April 6th through Sunday, April 30th. Featured artist Alexander Grigoryan. Opening Reception Thursday, April 20th, 5-9PM.

Gallery Z in April will showcase the long tradition of exceptional fine art by many of the world's most talented Armenian artists, past and present, from amongst its stable of over 400 established artists from many different backgrounds. Featured artist Alexander Grigoryan (1927-2008), a highly celebrated artist of his culture born in Leninakan, Armenia, received the highest honor in Armenian Art. He has painted portraits of William Saroyan, Alex Manookian and film producer Ruben Manuelian. Grigoryan not only worked in a glorious palette of oils on canvas but was versatile in assorted media, also recognized for his sculptures, pencil portraits and poetry, receiving numerous awards and honorary diplomas. He graduated from the Yerevan Institute of Art and Theatre, and also studied at the Yerevan Art Specialized School and at the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad. A follower of international artist-painter Martiros Saryan, Grigoryan achieved fame after participating in the exhibition "Five Artists of Armenia" (Alexander Grigoryan, A. Kapantsyan, L. Bajbeuk-Melikyan, H. Siravyan, A. Minas). His works hang in the National Gallery in Yerevan, as well as in museums, galleries and private collections in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Madrid, London, Beirut, Warsaw, Sao Armenia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria and more.

My dearest, noblest Alexander Grigoryan is one of the most talented artists. He creates Art . - Martiros Saryan, 1968

In addition to Gallery Z's regular website, Director Berge Zobian had also created a designated Armenian-art website (www.armenianartgalleryz.com) as a user-friendly reference for the gallery's extensive representation of many foremost Armenian artists with their biographies. A diverse collection of works in assorted media will also be on exhibit from the following other excellent recognized Armenian artists: Vladmir Aivazayan b.1915 d.1999, Lazar Artazian b.1857 d.1924, "PAKRAD" Ashot-Krikorian b.1939, Rafael Atoyan b.1931, Mariam Attarian, Anoush Bargamian b. 1963, Martin Barooshian b.1929, Seda Bekarian b.1953, Yevkine De Greef b.1934, Areg Elibekian b.1970, Robert Elibekian b.1941, Vagharshag Elibekian b. 1910 d.1994, Samuel Gareginyan b.1961, A. Gevorkian b.1928 d.2003, Emma Gregorian b.1943, Avejik A. Hagopian b.1944, Harutune Hovhanesian b.1922, Edward Issabekian b.1914 d.2007, Levon Jamgochian b.1947, Albert Khachaderian b.1938 Vava Khachadourian b. 1895 d.1984, Stephen Koharian b.1982, Mary Melikian b.1927, Kevork Mourad b.1970, Zareh Mutafian b.1907 d.1980, Petros Najarian, Karnig Nalbandian b.1916 d.1989, Marsha Odabashian b.1954, Martin Petrosyan b.1936, Hovsep Pushman b.1877 d.1966, Simon Samsonian b.1915 d.2003, Kegham Tazian b.1938, Vartan Tovmasian b.1948. ---------------------------------------------------------------

In addition, Gallery Z displays a rotating selection of original fine art (paintings, photographs, drawings, mixed media, glass, sculptures, assemblages, lithographs) from its deep stable of almost 400 locally, nationally or internationally renowned fine artists, along with fine ceramics and pottery, jewelry and Armenian and international handicrafts. The adjacent "Italy" room expands the local Federal Hill Italian atmosphere with "Dreamy Venice", filled with luminous handmade Murano glass gifts and jewelry personally 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.