The 1st Armenian Women's Art Exhibition in NYC
On October 4th the works of 23 Armenian female artists were gathered under one roof in Manhattan at the Village Quill. Many Armenians and foreigners were present at the opening reception. The goal of this exhibition was to bring emerging and well established Armenian artists together and raise the awareness and the appreciation of their art. This show is unique for the diversity of the backgrounds that the artists are coming from. With shared Armenian roots they were all born in various countries including the United States. The works presented at the exhibition are very diverse, too. The exhibit includes oil painting, watercolor, drawing, sculpture, photography, collage, and assemblage. Despite the variety of the mediums and subjects there is something common in these works. It is the conscious or unconscious reference to the Armenian culture, history, and traditional forms of Art.