Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural And Educational Society announced that under the auspices of its Central Executive–cartoonist Massis Araradian will be touring Armenia–Cyprus–Lebanon–and Syria. Organized by Hamazkain’s Armenia and Lebanon offices–Araradian’s trip is already underway.
Well-known to readers of the Armenian press–Araradian served as Lebanon based Aztag paper’s resident cartoonist–and from 1977 until today–he collaborates with Asbarez Daily Newspaper.
During his visits with the public–Araradian will present details about his trade. His appearances in Armenia include: September 13–meeting with the Writers Union; September 14–lecture to journalism students at Yerevan State University; September 15–meeting with editorial staff of "Voznee" newspaper; September 20–appearance at the Cultural Academy; September 21–presentation at the Photogapher’s Union headquarters. His works will be exhibited at Hamazkayin Armenia offices September 23-28. While in Armenia–Araradian is scheduled to hold several press conferences and live TV interviews.
Festivals in his honor in the Middle East include Beirut–October 7; Nicosia–October 8–and Aleppo–October 11.