YEREVAN, Armenia –The Akian Art Gallery at the American University of Armenia (AUA) is showcasing a new art exhibition titled “Colors from Armenia and Beyond” by Dr. Haroutune Armenian beginning October 9, 2014.
Dr. Armenian is President Emeritus of the American University of Armenia, where he served as President for 14 years. He is Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University and and Professor in Residence at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has also served as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut.
Dr. Armenian began watercolor painting in Beirut, Lebanon in 1976, during a time when the country was facing an increasingly violent civil war. With his paintings, Dr. Armenian aimed to capture what few scenes of peace and beauty were left in his homeland. He has stated that, “The most fulfilling and peaceful was the time of expression through colors and images.”
Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be donated to the AUA, namely to benefit the graduate students of the AUA School of Public Health.
The exhibition will remain open until November 7, 2014. Among the guests will be AUA faculty, staff, students and alumni, members of the AUA community and the general public.
AUA’s Akian Art Gallery serves as a venue for artists who wish to show their artwork to the general public.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.