DRAWINGS & STUDIES featuring Harut Aghajanian (March 9th – April 2nd, 2017)

At Gallery Z - Drawings & Studies, Thursday, March 9th through Sunday, April 2nd.  Featured artist Harut Aghajanian.  Opening Reception Thursday, March 16th, 5-9PM.   

For its March exhibit, Gallery Z will be displaying "Drawings & Studies", featuring Harut Aghajanian and showing works of numerous other artists chosen from its extensive stable, including but not limited to:  Kevork Mourad, Richard Carlson, Emily J. Parks, William Folwer and Reuben Nakian. A variety of mediums and techniques, such as acrylic, ink, pencil, as well as studies in oils, will be shown, in a wide assortment of themes.  

Harut Aghajanian is an Armenian artist from Iran, born there in 1956.  He studied at Terlemezian College art school in Yerevan from 1984 to 1987.  In 2002 he was awarded a prize by the Gemmayse Development Association (ADG). His paintings have been exhibited in the Beirut, Lebanon, art galleries Bronte and Zeina Sultan, and in Boston.  Aghajanian has many works in private collections in the United States and several European countries.

On exhibit will be Aghajanian's exquisite figurative works of acrylic on paper.  Aghajanian works in both black & white and soft apricot- colored washes.  Perfectly centered scenes of groups of finely detailed figures may intermingle with musical instruments and animal heads peeking out from  their midst.  The viewer is drawn in to ascertain the historic story and references.

In addition, Gallery Z displays a rotating selection of original fine art (paintings, photographs, drawings, mixed media, glass, sculptures, assemblages, lithographs) from its deep stable of almost 400 locally, nationally or internationally renowned fine artists, along with fine ceramics and pottery, jewelry and Armenian and international handicrafts.  

The adjacent “Italy” room expands the local Federal Hill Italian atmosphere with “Dreamy Venice”, filled with luminous handmade Murano glass gifts and jewelry personally chosen and imported from Venice by Gallery Associate Linda Kamajian, set amidst fine art either related to Italy or by some of Gallery Z's established Italian-American artists.

Gallery Z celebrates its seventeenth year in 2017 of providing a center for experiencing fine art in a historic Providence neighborhood.  Although there are no official Gallery Night events December through March, Gallery Z carries the torch by hosting a free opening reception for the current exhibit every third Thursday of the month, 12 months a year. Gallery Z is a tax-free zone.