25 Oct A United Mission
Armenia School Foundation USA, Armenian Cultural Ararat Organization 70th Celebrations Arts Committee and Melik Voskanian Foundation join hands to honor, remember and celebrate the precious life and work of reputed architect and artist ROSTOM VOSKANIAN.
On Saturday October 25th doors will open to Rostom’s art and sculpture exhibition. The dedication ceremony of his recently published book, as well as the presentations of his life and carrier will start at 6pm. The event and exhibit is open to public and will be held at Homenetmen Glendale “Ararat” Chapter.
The exhibit and art sale will continue on Sunday October 26th from 11am to 5pm. It is the wish of Rostom’s family to donate a large number of remaining pieces of his work to this art exhibit. All proceeds from the sales will go towards establishing a memorial museum in Yerevan and providing new furniture and equipment to schools in Armenia, as part of Rostom Voskanian legacy.
Rostom was a well-known architect, painter and sculptor, as well as a true nationalist and social activist. He was very much loved and honored by family, friends, students and colleagues. Rostom was a visionary artist, a caring teacher, who was both modest and genuine. He fostered creativity in those under his tutelage. Rostom never forgot his roots, hence his wish to help children and the Armenian community through the proceeds of his longtime work. In 2011, he donated over 2,000 items from his antique collection to the National History Museum of Yerevan. On August 11, 2013 he succumbed to Leukemia. Although greatly missed, his spirit remains with us through his work and art for generations to come.
Armenia School Foundation (ASF USA) is a California based nonprofit organization with a mission to provide new furniture and equipment to remote village schools of Armenia. Armenian Cultural Ararat Organization 70th Celebrations Committee’s mission is to commemorate 70 years of excellence in cultural and physical education of several generations of Diaspora Armenians.
For more information visit www.armeniaschoolfoundation.org or Ararat 70 Facebook: araratakanUSA