ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — On October 27 and 28, the Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) of Greater New York hosted an art exhibition featuring the works of Simon Samsonian an Armenian cubist-impressionist painter.
The opening reception took place on October 27 and the exhibition opened to the public on October.
The committee organized a reception and program for this acclaimed artist. A selection of works curated by Samsonian’s grandson, Alan Semerdjian, was shown at the reception, set up to resemble a gallery at the Tekeyan Center.
More than 100 guests attended the two-day event, among them Mher Margaryan, the ambassador for Armenia at the United Nations, second secretary Zoya Stepanyan, Simon Samsonian’s daughter Hilda Semerdjian, Armenian philanthropists Sarkis and Ruth Bedevian, and longtime Tekeyan benefactor Artemis Nazarian and her daughter, Seta.
Hilda Hartounian, chair of TCA of Greater New York, opened the program and invited Margaryan to make brief remarks.
The ambassador praised the Tekeyan Chapter for being the a cultural leader in the community and cultivating strong ties with the UN Mission for many years.