Venue: Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall
Phone: +374 60 69-40-40
Address: 40 Marshal Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan, Armenia
About the Event
On July 7th in Manoogian Hall, AUA is hosting the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) for a discussion on ‘How One May Achieve Excellence in Arts, Sciences, and Reasoning in Ways that Address Today’s Societal Needs.’ The discussion leaders will be Garo H. Armen, Tony Shafrazi, and Paul Kaloustian. The discussion will dwell upon vital questions on the importance of arts, sciences and technology in the society and their role in the future of Armenia from the perspective of today’s youth. Each speaker is a leader in his own field and will share his experience and valued thoughts on the topic. The hosts appreciate constructive discourse and discussion which lead to the generation of new ideas.
COAF is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that uses community-led approaches to reduce rural poverty, with a focus on education, healthcare, community and economic development through child-centric programs.
Tony Shafrazi is an Iranian Armenian and owner of the Shafrazi Art Gallery in New York. After moving to England with his family at the age of 13, Shafrazi attended the Hammersmith College of Art & Building. He attended the Royal College of Art from 1963 to 1967 before moving to New York in 1969. In 1979, he opened his first New York gallery. In 1990, he opened a new 13,000 square foot gallery with an exhibition entitled “American Masters of the 60’s” including works by Carl Andre, Tom Wesselmann, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol.