Emerging Artist Chris Gasparian Learns about His Homeland, Builds His Artistic Talent
By Taleen Babayan
NEW YORK — When Chris Gasparian was studying mechanical engineering at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, he enrolled in two painting courses in between his demanding engineering classes. As it turned out, the two classes were just enough to spark his interest in art.
But while he began gravitating towards art near the end of college, it would take another four years — and a trip to Armenia — for Gasparian to truly embrace his passion for art.
“I felt something I had never felt before,” he said. “I had an amazing teacher who brought something out in me. I surprised myself that I did well in the classes.”