PROVIDENCE — In commemoration of this year’s centennial commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, an extensive multimedia exhibit will be presented at Studio Z, consisting of original and historic art work, archival material and propaganda affiches, posters, prints, books and heirlooms from or pertaining to the era of the Armenian genocide. Historical materials will be supplied by The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan, Armenia, Armenian Historical Association of Rhode Island (AHARI) and from private collections.
In addition to the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 16, 5-9 p.m., there will be live performances each Thursday evening in April starting Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6 to 9 p.m., offering theatrical readings, poetry recitations, live music and theatre, historical documentary film screenings, lectures and various presentations. Video footage on a continuous loop will be projected during the course of the entire exhibit.
Specifically, materials on exhibit will be comprised of the following:
-Original Fine Art will be exhibited on one wall. Featured artists: Vladmir Aivazyan, b. 1915 d. 1999, graphic artist, painter; Kevork Mourad, b. 1970, artist/performance artist; Lazar Artazian, b. 1857 d. 1924, painter; John Avakian, NA , printmaker; Anoush Bargamian, b. 1963, mixed media artist; Nora Chavooshian, b. 1953, sculptor; Cynthia Motian McGuirl, b. 1963, printmaker/mixed media artist; Alexander Grigorian, b. 1927 d. 2007, painter; Harutune Hovhanesian, b. 1922, d. 1979, graphic artist; Varki Kaprielian, b. 1951, sculptur / mix media artist and Armenian Patriot; Lucine Kasbarian, b.1965, author, writer, illustrator, cartoonist; Liz Kelley, b.1987, illustrator; Stephen Koharian, b.1982, painter; Vava Khachadourian, b. 1895 d. 1984, painter; Marsha Nouritza Odabashian, b. 1954, painter/illustrator; Julian Penrose, b. 1961, assemblage/collage artist; Jason Roberts, b.1978, painter; Lidya Tchakerian, b. 1959, painter; Simon Samsonian, b. 1915 d. 2003, painter; Carol Scavotto, b. 1951, multi medium artist; Lawrence Sykes, b.1931, photographer; Apo Torosyan, b. 1942, mixed media artist; Sirarpi Heghinian-Walzer, b.1958 painter/printmaker and Berge Ara Zobian, b. 1957, photographer and Gallery Director.
-Thirty turn-of-the-century enlargements of Armenian Genocide: Front Page Coverage in the World Press. Provided by The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Yerevan, Armenia, will be on display on a second wall.
-Fifty years of political posters, affiches and propaganda art will be exhibited on the third wall.