“My Home, Armenia” children’s art exhibition and sale to be held at Lovers’ Park in Yerevan
Posted on May 12, 2009
The Lovers’ Park, one of the Armenian capital’s most beloved public spaces, will host “My Home, Armenia,” an extraordinary children’s art exhibition,this month. The fundraising event, initiated and sponsored by the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, will be held on Friday, May 15, beginning at 2 PM, at the park’s sprawling Boghossian Gardens.

The exhibition and sale will feature the fine-art creations and handicrafts of youths from several schools and children’s homes. The participating institutions include the Mary Izmirlyan Children’s Home in Yerevan; Our Lady of Armenia Boghossian Educational Center, Jean and Albert Boghossian Art School, and Meghvik Youth Center in Gyumri;and Parakar Art School in Parakar Village, Armavir.

“The students were thrilled to get involved in the exhibition,” said Ara Vardanyan, acting executive director of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund. “This is a wonderful opportunity to present to the public the artistic creations of our talented, imaginative youths, and to be inspired by the warmth and love which they express toward the theme of homeland.”
All participating schools and children’s homes are past beneficiaries of various projects financed through the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund. The Lovers’ Park itself is the site of a major initiative by the fund: an around $1.5 m facelift that was sponsored by Boghossian Foundation.

Proceeds from the “My Home, Armenia” exhibition will benefit the participating institutions, helping them meet urgent operational needs and improve educational programs.

The exhibition is sponsored by a number of corporations including Printinfo, Negative Studio, Coca-Cola, Achajur, Tashir Pizza, Armenian Public Radio, and Hayastani Hanrapetutyun daily. Students of the Yerevan State Musical Pedagogical College after A.Babajanyan and the Parakar Art School will embellish the event by choral and other musical recitals.