By Tom Vartabedian
CHELMSFORD, Mass. and YEREVAN — Chelmsford (MA) Artist Daniel Varoujan Hejinian is not one to sit idle very long, not when his heritage is at stake.
Weeks after his annual billboard blitz throughout Greater Boston and watching the monument he designed dedicated in Lowell, off he went to Yerevan for a personal exhibit at the National Gallery of Armenia.
Called “ Peace of Art” (www.peaceofart.org), the exhibition was part of the Fifth Armenia-Diaspora Conference organized by the Republic Ministry of Diaspora dedicated to the 23rd anniversary of Armenian Independence and the centennial of the Armenian Genocide being celebrated in 2015.
Some 2,000 guests piled into the National Gallery to view the artist’s work, including Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan, Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobyan, leaders and representatives of Diasporan Armenian organizations, public and political figures as well as artists of every kind.