GLENDALE–In Commemoration of the 91st Anniversary of the Armenian genocide–the Armenian Genocide Monument Council of Glendale (AGMCG) will host an exhibit of all designs entered in last year’s Genocide Monument Design Competition.
The exhibit will be held on Sunday–April 23–2006 at the Alex Theater located at 216 North Brand Boulevard in Glendale. A private reception will be held at 11:00 AM for contest participants–panel judges and the media. The exhibit will then open to the public at 12:30 PM immediately prior to the City of Glendale’s Armenian Genocide Commemoration event which will begin at 1:30 PM.
The AGMCG hopes the exhibit will be an opportunity for all parties involved in the process to meet and become familiar with the selection process. Although the winner was announced last year–the groups have not had an opportunity thus far to review the designs and learn how the judges came to their final decision. Furthermore–the exhibit will introduce the winning design to the general public–as well as the contest participants who did not have an opportunity to see each design.
Last year–the AGMCG accepted 29 proposals from throughout the world including Canada–Lebanon–Japan–and the United States. The entries were judged by a panel of artists–architects–professors–community leaders–and city representatives. In April 2005–the winner–along with the 1st and 2nd runners up–were announced at the City Council meeting. The grand prize was $10,000.
The Armenian Genocide Monument Council of Glendale is an organization dedicated to enhancing cross cultural understanding among the different cultural and ethnic groups in the City of Glendale by promoting respect for past historical events and the recognition thereof through continuous education–specifically that of the Armenian genocide.
Building a commemorative memorial in the City of Glendale dedicated to the victims of the Armenian genocide will serve as a befitting venue to begin the educational process of honoring the memory of those who perished and acknowledging the memories of the heroic deeds and acts of the Americans whose actions helped save thousands of helpless Armenian men–women–and children from the Genocide.