A painting of Gomidas Vartabed by Mike Hagopian

Tekeyan Cultural Association Pasadena-Glendale Chapter Presents Exhibition of Mike Hagopian’s Paintings and Book Presentation

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ALTADENA, Calif. — Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA)’s Pasadena-Glendale Chapter Committee is proud to announce an exhibition of Mike Hagopian’s paintings, along with the presentation of his book of paintings, on Sunday, October 9, at 5:00 p.m., at the TCA Beshgeturian Building’s main hall in Altadena.

Mike Hagopian was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He graduated from the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU)’s Hovagimian-Manoogian High School. When he immigrated to the United States, he settled in Pasadena and got involved with AGBU again, in two capacities. He served on its Pasadena-Glendale Chapter Committee and undertook roles in the Ardavazt Theatre Company, under the direction of Krikor Satamian.

Mike Hagopian with some of his paintings

Mike is a multitalented artist. Beside his painting, he also writes poems and composes music for his songs. Two of his poems and two of his songs will be part of the cultural program during the presentation of his book of paintings.

In his preface to Mike’s book of paintings, titled A Journey along Lines, Forms and Colors, Sarkis Majarian writes: “Through his style that bears the characteristics of the Impressionist, Abstract, Surrealist and Symbolic schools of art, it is impossible not to feel and see the resurrection of life, nature and figures that emerge from the depth of his canvases.”

The book will be presented by Dr. Krikor Simonian and there will also be a cultural program, including recitation of poems by Blair High School’s Armenian Academy students and vocal renditions by our own Khatchig Nahabedian. This event is one of a series of various programs in celebration of the Tekeyan Cultural Association’s 75th anniversary.

The public is invited and there will be a reception at the conclusion of the program.

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