The opening ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosyan, founder of Heritage party Raffi Hovhannisyan and cultural figures.
"This exhibition comes first in the list of the state committee-approved events dedicated to the Vardges Surenyants' 150th jubilee," the prime minister said, stressing the role of the world-renowned artist's cultural heritage.
Getting better familiarized with Surenyants' art, Tigran Sargsyan had been surprised to know that the great artist had only 1 exhibition while alive.
"It came to me as a surprise to know that Surenyants had only one individual exhibition which opened in 1901 in Baku. So our exhibition is an exclusive event," he said.
The Scientific Deputy Director of the gallery, Hasmik Harutyunyan, spoke of Sur ... »»»
The live 12-hour show aired from KCET Hollywood Studios on Thursday and reached millions of households globally.
The live program featured a rich presentation of Armenian music and entertainment, as well as celebrities, political and community leaders, and long time Armenia Fund supporters and donors.
The Telethon culminates Armenia Fund’s global fundraising campaigns that included Phone-a-thons, gala dinners, and benefit concerts, as well as the annual benefit gala held in Moscow and the 11th Pan-European Phone-a-thon held in Paris.
Armenia Fund, along with its global affiliates will provide detailed information within the next few weeks, regarding total number of donors and pledges. The Fund will conduct and verify, as well as collect, all pledges made during Telethon 2010. Within the next few weeks, the Fund will release further details.
As always, Armenia Fund continues accepting donations online (www.ArmeniaFund.org) or through 1-800-888-8897 or 1-888-300-9271.