LOS ANGELES—Armenia School Foundation USA, the Armenian Cultural Ararat Organization 70th Celebrations Arts Committee, and the Melik Voskanian Foundation have joined together to honor, remember, and celebrate the precious life and works of renowned architect and artist Rostom Voskanian.
On Saturday, Oct. 25, doors will open to Voskanian’s art and sculpture exhibition. The dedication ceremony of his recently published book, as well as the presentations of his life and career will start at 6 p.m. The event and exhibit is open to the public and will be held at the Homenetmen Glendale “Ararat” Chapter.
The exhibit and art sale will continue on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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’s legacy.
Voskanian was a well-known architect, painter and sculptor, as well as a true patriot 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 Aug. 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 in Armenia. The 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.