Creatively focused and noteworthyPhoto credit: Norayr Kasper, "I Will Talk to You About Time." Fotoistanbul 2015.
'The Armenian Genocide. Prelude and Aftermath': Deeper than any dive into America’s haunting archives It took over hundred years for the United States to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. But the evidence was always there, covered extensively by the American press, in words and pictures. While there have been several attempts to collect the reports scattered across different newspapers, a recent sequentially arranged and meticulously indexed multi-volume compilation stands out as the weightiest. At an impromptu meeting with h-pem in Venice, Rev. Vahan Ohanian, co-editor of the publication, gives exclusive insights into the gigantic project that goes beyond the traditional scope of presenting the Armenian Question.
On this day - Apr. 17, 1885: Composer and conductor Parsegh Ganatchian was born Birthday celebrations take a poignant turn in April. On this day in 1885, Parsegh Ganatchian, the composer of Armenia’s national anthem, «Մեր հայրենիք» (“Mer hayrenik” | “Our Fatherland”) was born. He had survived the Armenian Genocide by playing the violin to Ottoman army officers!
PATMI: From womb to world, mothering a cultural NGO in rural Armenia Two years ago, following their heart’s calling, two souls merged and birthed PATMI into the world. Guided by the vision to turn Armenia’s villages into open-air art galleries, they started with Meghradzor, sharing a local story on a wall. They “breastfed” their cosmic baby with great love and care until it was strong enough to survive on its own. This is their journey, as told by one of the “mothers.”
Lucy Tutunjian: A painter with a sparkling sense of joie the vivre and a lasting vision, dies At h-pem, we are saddened to hear that Lucy Tutunjian, the Lebanese-Armenian painter, who celebrated nature, life, and hope for over six decades, passed away two days ago. She was the benefactor of the Hamazkayin "Lucy Tutunjian" Art Gallery. Her energetic and vibrant presence will be missed by all who knew her.