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July 1, 2019 - Opening of the exhibition “Armenia and Bulgaria – Colors and Shapes”

Aug 19, 2021

On July 1, 2019, an exclusive cultural event, organized by AGBU Sofia “Parekordzagan”, took place under the patronage and with the financial support granted by the Ministry of Culture. The exhibition was opened at the Art Gallery of the National Palace of Culture, where famous artists representing various creative styles and genres united by the idea of partnership and sharing took part in it.

The creative focus of the exhibition was to bring to the attention of the audience the art of a number of artists coming from Armenia and Bulgaria. The exhibition showed the audience authors who dedicat- ed themselves, their spirit and their sources of inspiration to the art.

Such spiritual meetings are extremely inspiring and enriching and boost our development.

Among the artists that were represented in the exhibition were the Armenian masters of painting Gagik Kazanjyan, Gor Avetisyan, Hasmic Avessyan, Hrant Mirzoyan, Hatchik Abrahamyan, Ru- ben Adalyan, Jura Harutunyan, Arthur Sambatyan, Armen Dermendjiyan, Agassi Talalyan, Shahn Aslanyan, Anna Sohomonyan, Martin Petrosyan, David Dawthyan, Andrei Shugarov, Artabaz Talali- yan, Gagik Khatcharyan.

Their Bulgarian counterparts Georgi Chapkanov – Chapa, Onnik Karanfilian, Armenag Mardirosian, Arshak Nersiyan, Vergini Markarova, Garo Muradyan, Georgi Andonov, Gronika Kavafyan, Evelina Peneva, Lucia Medzikyan, Nina Karanflyan, Harry Arabyan, Heni Agopyan, Chudomir Dragnev.

The exhibition was opened by the President of AGBU Sofia “Parekordzagan” Mr. Arno Kuiumdjian, giving special thanks to the artists and members of AGBU Sofia Lucia Medzikyan and Gronika Ka- vafyan for the efforts made to make the exhibition and the honorary Chairperson of the organization Sonia Awakyan-Bedrosian for the cooperation and communication with artists from Armenia.

After that, we had the pleasure to have the arthistorian Olympia Nikolova among us who presented the event.

Among the official guests were his Excellency Armen Sargsyan, Ambassador of the Republic of Arme- nia in the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Hatchik Abrahamyan _ President of the World Center of Arme- nian Artists, Honorary Guest Professor Georgi Chapkanov and Theodosii Spassov the magician of the kaval, who greeted the guests with his virtuoso music.

Special thanks to photographers: Nikola Barbov, Marie Kunalyan and Antonio Georgiev – Hadzhichristov.