Armenian Artists: 101 Years
April 7th - April 30th
Opening Reception: April 21, 5-9pm





ARMENIAN ARTISTS, 101 YEARS.

The exhibit runs from Thursday, April 7th through Saturday, April 30, 2016, with an Opening Reception Thursday, April 21st from 5-9PM.

The newly transformed Gallery Z (Est. Jan. 2001, celebrating 15 years) is thrilled to present this new exhibit. Join us on the third Thursday of the month as we celebrate Gallery Night Providence.

April showers Gallery Z with a varied exhibit of Armenian artists. Last year at this time, our previous additional location, Studio Z, featured an extensive commemorative multimedia exhibit of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the twentieth century, not only of many works of Armenian art, archival material and historical propaganda affiches and posters, theatrical readings, poetry recitations, live music and theatre, documentary film screenings, artist talks, lectures and continuous video footage.

Art works by numerous prominent Armenian and Armenian-American artists will be on exhibit at Gallery Z this year, including Emma Gregorian as the featured artist. Born and raised in Gyumri, Armenia, her paintings have been exhibited worldwide in both group and solo in a series of shows: New York, Paris, Moscow, Toronto, Boston, New Mexico, Belgium, Beirut, Iraq, Armenia and Yugoslavia. She currently lives in Sunnyside, Queens, NY.

"...On her canvases, paints turn to color, a world of hope and vibration...the viewer will see from the early savage beauty of Armenia to today's sophisticated and refined world...a pubescence of color, line and rhythm." Rafael Petrosyan, Artist, 1997, New York

In addition, Gallery Z displays an ever-changing extensive selection in salon style of original Fine Art works (paintings, photographs, drawings, mixed media, glass, sculptures, assemblages, etchings, lithographs) from a deep stable of over 300 locally, nationally and internationally renowned fine artists, along with fine ceramics and pottery, jewelry and Armenian and international handicrafts. The adjacent "Italy" room expands the vibrant local Federal Hill Italian cultural atmosphere with "Dreamy Venice", filled with luminous handmade small Murano glass gifts (paperweights, ornaments, vessels, perfume bottles) and Murano glass jewelry (pendants, necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, watches, hair clips), all personally chosen and imported from Venice by Gallery Associate Linda Kamajian in a sparkling rainbow of translucent colors. These are set amidst fine art paintings and photographs related to Italy or by some of Gallery Z's established Italian-American fine artists. Gallery Z, 259 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-454-4844, www.galleryzprov.com; Hours: Wed. 12-6pm, Thurs- Sat 12-8pm, Sun. 12-6pm and by appointment or chance. Gallery Z is a tax-free zone. FREE: Enjoy Art, Food and Wine during Art Receptions; Every 3rd Thursday, 12 months/year from 5-9pm.