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Pinajian Exhibition Opens at Zorayan Museum

Published on May 27, 2011 by Divan of the Diocese
Pinajian Exhibition Opens at Zorayan Museum

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The opening reception of the much anticipated art exhibition of late Armenian-American artist Arthur Pinajian was held at the Zorayan Museum on May 19, 2011. The exhibition was held under the patronage of Diocesan Benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Turpanjian.

The welcoming remarks were delivered by Ladies Society Central Council Vice-Chair Mrs. Lena Simonian. Mr. Antranik Zorayan, Benefactor of the Zorayan Museum, was invited to share his heartfelt message. Mrs. Simonian then welcomed the keynote speaker American Art Historian Peter Falk who commented on life and the recently discovered and highly valued artworks of Arthur Pinajian. Mr. Falk is best known for his three-volume biographical dictionary, Who Was Who in American Art, as well as for pioneering in the publishing of art auction indices. His research tools include his extensive Exhibition Record Series, and he has written more than thirty scholarly monographs on American artists. He has also compiled a series of paintings in a book entitled Pinajian: Master of Abstraction Discovered.

In his remarks, the Primate thanked the keynote speaker, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Turpanjian, Mr. Antranik Zorayan, Mrs. Lena Simonian and the co-ordinators of the event Mr. and Mrs. Sepon and Linda Stepanian and all art aficionados who were present for the exhibition.

The Arthur Pinajian Art Exhibition will be held at the Zorayan Museum through June 19, 2011. It is held Tuesday through Friday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and is open to the public.