UN HOUSE OPENS ITS DOORS TO STUDENTS' ART EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO

Panorama.am
14:55 10/05/2010

Society

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives
during World War II Students' arts exhibition dedicated to Time of
Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during
the Second World War, organized jointly by the UN Office in Armenia
and Yerevan State Academy of Arts was opened today.

More than 100 works of art, including graphics, paintings, batiks,
ceramics, gobelins and statues were displayed at the UN House and
attracted attention of students, professors, international community,
civil society groups, media and general public.

Dafina Gercheva, UN Resident Coordinator said: "These talented and
bright pieces of art highlight how young generation understands the
essence of maintaining peace throughout the world and pays tribute
to all those who lost their lives during that terrible war. We are
pleased to host this exhibition and as always we are ready to provide
more opportunities for youth."

"The initiative of giving the young artists a chance to exhibit their
works in the UN House is a great opportunity for them. It not only
encourages but empowers them. Also in this way they can learn more
about UN values", said the rector of the Yerevan State Academy of
Arts Mr. Aram Isabekyan.

This is already the second such exhibition and several others
are planned for 2010. The series are within the framework of the
"International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding" and
"International Year of Rapprochement of Cultures".

This is a joint initiative of Ms. Dafina Gercheva, UN Resident
Coordinator and Mr. Aram Isabekyan, Rector of the Yerevan State
Academy of Arts aiming to promote UN values by helping young artists
of Armenia. The project is also supported by the UN Department of
Public Information in Yerevan.