Tavush has inspired artists from all over the world (video)
Twenty three artists that arrived to Armenia from seventeen countries of the world and seven artists representing Armenia have been living in Haghartsin for 10 days, touring in Tavush region , getting acquainted with the culture, have been inspired and created the canvas displayed at the Yerevan History Museum's exhibition hall titled "Tavush in the Eyes of the World".
An American abstract artist and a participant of symposium Sara Watterson has been very inspired by Tavush.
“There are wonderful colors, wonderful people. We made friends with the participants, all of them are very friendly. And most importantly, we have been using the same materials, but get different results", the artist said .
Painter Avetis Khachatryan also emphasized that he was interested in working with foreign artists, getting to know their mentality, working style, and technique. "It's like getting in touch with different fairy tales", Avetis added with a smile.
The author of the project is "Tavush Spiritual Renaissance" foundation. According to Armine Tumanyan, the director of the foundation, presenting in Yerevan as well the canvases that were exhibited in Ijevan is a good example of cooperation between the capital and the regions. In addition to the paintings of the artists participating in the exhibition, Armenian painters' pieces from the museum's funds are also presented.
According to Tavush’s governor Hayk Chobanyan, who was present at the opening, culture is the best way to win and fulfill dreams.
"We are blessed because we are a talented nation, and if we succeed in other fields with a difficulty, we can easily succeed in the field of culture because our talented compatriots are spread all over the world."
Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan noted that the cooperation between the capital and the regions is very important for him, and that interesting events were organized in Gyumri, Vanadzor and Stepanakert last year, the tradition would continue and the days of Yerevan would be held in Tavush.
"We will also pay special attention to the border villages", the mayor said.
The exhibition will be open until March 4.