Art Exhibit Dedicated to the Victims of the 1988 Earthquake

February 15, 2019

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Dedicated to the victims of the 1988 Earthquake in Armenia, AGBU Toronto organized an Art exhibit on December 5 – 7, 2018, where the works of David Arathoon, Garo Mardirossian, Naz Toroyan and George Der Ghazarian were displayed.

David Arathoon has achieved national success with numerous solo and group exhibitions in many private and public spaces. His colourful paintings are in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, USA, Australia, Hong Kong and other countries. The artist lives and works in Toronto, but is frequently travelling to find beautiful subject matter to paint.

For many years, art has been a huge part of Garo Mardirossian’s life. Born and raised in the Holy Land, first discovered his passion for painting as a child living in a politically unstable environment. His paintings are exquisite and portray his journey in life; some pieces are more thought-provoking than others, but all expressing emotions in the form of art through various stages of his life.

Born in Armenia, Naz Toroyan’s passion for painting has been following her everywhere.
In 2015 she moved to Canada and started her career as an artist. Naz imagines views and shows them through her art. In her paintings you can see her vision of the World, beliefs, feelings, values. She has just started her journey in a beautiful and endless world of painting.

George Der Ghazarian born in Tehran, Iran immigrated to Canada in his early twenties expanding his scope of outdoor activities and love of nature and scenery, particularly in the fall. In the past two years, in his retirement, he commenced as a hobby, and implemented this love to create his own artwork of paintings. His current creations are mostly scenes of Armenian villages and the forests of Haliburton, Ontario. This is his first exhibition of his talents.

The Toronto art lovers enjoyed the exhibition for  three days.  We expect success in the artists’  future endeavours and artistic careers.

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