Current Exhibit:

50 + Years of Contemporary Armenian Artists August 1st - September 7th , 2013
Exhibit extended through September 8th!

Opening Reception:
Thursday, August 15th 5-9PM
Art, Food & Wine Event:
Thursday, August 29th 5-7pm

50+ Years of Contemporary Armenian Artists Show Dates: August 1, 2013 - September 8, 2013 Art, Food, and Wine: August 29, 2013 5:00-7:00pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I: Join Gallery Z to celebrate the opening of our 126th exhibit "50+ Years of Contemporary Armenian Artists" Art, Food, and Wine event on August 29, 2013 from 5:00-7:00pm.

Gallery Z completes the summer and welcomes the fall with an eclectic large-scale group exhibition incorporating over fifty works of art from a plethora of well known Armenian artists. Due to the exceptional response to the show, we are extending the exhibit through September 8th. For over a decade, Galley Z has proudly celebrated and exhibited artwork from local and international artists working in a diverse array of mediums: This show is comprised of paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and mixed media by many highly established and world-renowned Armenian artists. Fashioned after a library-style hanging, with emphasis on detail, comfort and warmth, the abundance of styles, textures, and subjects together enable an energizing and inspiring perspective into the widespread world of contemporary Armenian art. By combining abstracted works, vibrant landscapes, hand carved engravings, and innovative portraits, the "50+ Years of Contemporary Armenian Artists" exhibit has been enticing numerous art collectors.

The artists in this exhibit include: Vladmir Aivazayan b.1915 d.1999, Marcel Apkarian , N.G. Arifian , Levon Armenius, Lazar Artazian b.1857 d.1924, "PAKRAD" Ashot-Krikorian b.1939, Rafael Atoya b.1931, Mariam Attarian, Minas Avetisian b.1928 d.1975, Martin Barooshian b.1929, Seda Bekarian b.1953, Nora Chavoosian, Yevkine De Greef b.1934, Nona Dihizian, Robert Elibekian b.1941, Samuel Gareginyan b.1961, A. Gevorkian b.1928 d.2003, Emma Gregorian b.1943, Alexander O. Grigorian b.1927 d.2007, 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, Sevan Naccashian, Petros Najarian, Reuben Nakian b.1897 d.1986, 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, Martiros Saryan b.1880 d.1972, Ekanyan Spartak, Kegham Tazian b.1938, Vartan Tovmasian b.1948.

The permanent collection at Gallery Z contains over 160 works of art from previously featured artists, many of whom are Armenian. The "50+ Years of Contemporary Armenian Artists" exhibit links both exhibit rooms to provide a contemporary edge to the gallery's energy.

Traditionally, on the last Thursday of each month, the participating Public art Window organization at Gallery Z hosts a fundraising event to elevate public awareness and consciousness for its cause. This month, on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 5:00-7:00pm (Gallery Z's Art, Food & Wine Creating Awareness for a Cause) Gallery Z will partner with the non-profit organization, "Aurea, The Alchemy of Music and Words." Aurea's concerts combine poetry, drama, classical and folk music, puppetry, and movement into performances that sweep from intimate chamber settings to major theatrical venues. This event will feature cuisine provided by a local Providence restaurant and world-class hand-selected wine provided by I. M. Gan Discount Liquors located at 380 Warwick Ave., Warwick, Rhode Island.

On Sunday, September 8th, the last day of this exhibit, Gallery Z Director Berge Ara Zobian in cooperation with the Artists Loop on the "Global Art Series", will lead a discussion of the current Armenian Art Exhibit of 50+ Years of Contemporary Armenian Artists.