GLENDALE — Photographer Hrair Hawk Khacherian will be in California presenting his newly published book 100 (1915-2015) in two separate locations;
-Sunday, January 17, 2016, 4pm at the Ararat Eskijian Museum in Mission Hills, 15105 Mission Hills Rd
-Thursday, January 21, 2016, 7pm at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center in Glendale, 201 Colorado Str.
Admission to each event is free. Both presentation will be in English. Glendale visitors will receive 3 hours FREE parking across the street at The Market Place parking structure with validation at the Adult Recreation Center front desk. These programs are a collaboration between Ararat Eskijian Museum and the Library, Arts & Culture Department.
100 (1915-2015) book includes more than 1,000 photographs and is a visual record of the rich Armenian cultural heritage that has survived and flourished. Beginning with Mt. Ararat and the story of Noah’s ark, the book reflects the rise and fall of Armenian kingdoms, the establishment and ebbing of Armenian communities in Armenia and in foreign lands, and the current status of Armenians today. It contains photographs of cultural monuments, churches, monasteries, fortresses, coins, needlework, handicrafts, church vestments, carpets, artistic objects created by Armenian silversmiths and goldsmiths, frescos, carvings, manuscripts, cross-stones, cities, villages and many more. Khacherin has dedicated this book to the memory of his grandparents, and the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide. Kacherian will show case his photographs through as Power Point presentation.
Hrair Hawk Khacherian was born in Lebanon in 1961. He moved to Canada in 1984. In 1988, he began to actively participate in Diaspora activities related to the Karabakh Movement. Despite being told in the early 1990’s that he had terminal cancer, Khatcherian has spent almost three decades presenting exhibitions, conferences, and photographic lectures around the globe. His photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, books and publications. Khacherian has published 12 photography books, among them: Artsakh: A Photographic Journey (1997), 40 Nudes (2001), Karabakh: 100 Pictures (2002), Yergir (2005), Flying Hye (2005), Armenian Ornamental Art (2010; in collaboration with Armen Kyurkchyan), Armenian Ornamental Script (2012) and One Church One Nation (2013). For almost three decades now Khacherian has been presenting exhibitions, conferences, photographic lectures across Armenia and later in different parts of the world. His photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, books and publications.