ROSLIN ART GALLERY

GALAS

ABRIL BOOKSTORE

 present
 
THMANFACEOARMENIANS
A Celebration of Queer-Armenian Art 

 

ROSLIN ART GALLERY
415 E. Broadway Ste 102
Glendale, CA 91205

 

JUNE 8 - 28, 2018
Opening Reception:
Friday, June 8 at 6:00pm

 

- PARTICIPATING ARTISTS -

 
     
    • KAMEE ABRAHAMIAN • KRISTIN ANAHIT CASS • MARI MANSOURIAN
    • TAREK APELIAN • VATCHE DEMIRDJIAN • LEVON MARDIKYAN
    • MARIAM ARZUYAN • SOPHIA GASPARYAN • SALPY SEMERDJIAN
    • LISA BAROUTGIAN • ANNA KOSTANIAN • GAGIK VARDANYAN
    • ROUZANNA BERBERIAN • ANI (ALIK) LUSPARYAN • SEEROON YERETZIAN
     

 

  

THE MANY FACES OF ARMENIANS is an exhibit of art that brings to light and celebrates notions of "queer" and "other" as they pertain to the Armenian and LGBTQ communities. These are labels and experiences that have been shared by both communities throughout history, serving as sources of oppression, exclusion and pain. While Armenians now have a homeland, the LGBTQ community is constantly navigating within their surrounding cultures. During the last decade, especially in diverse cities such as Los Angeles, the LGBTQ community has been embraced by the larger society. The artists in this exhibit have likewise embraced queerness and otherness in their featured work.


For more information:
Call: (818) 241-0611 or email: queerhyeart@gmail.com

 



- SCHEDULE OF EVENTS -

   FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 - 7:30PM
         
 

    LISTEN TO ME: Untold Stories Beyond Hatred

Film screening and discussion with  
MAMIKON HOVSEPYAN  
 
Executive Director of PINK ARMENIA  

   Presented by ARMENIAN FILM SOCIETY

 

 
         

 

   FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 - 6:00PM
        
 

              OPENING RECEPTIONS:

THE MANY FACES OF ARMENIANS
     A Celebration of Queer-Armenian Art
Roslin Art Gallery
 

 

 

 
 

QUEER
One piece, one paragraph: What makes you QUEER?
ACE/121 Gallery

121 N Kenwood St, Glendale, CA 91206

 

 
 

              AFTER PARTY:

Gaucho's Village
135 N Maryland Ave, Glendale, CA 91206

 

 
        

 

   FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 - 7:30PM
         
 

    TRANSMISSION

Short Film Preview + Fundraiser   
 
Filmmaker Q&A to follow   

         

    Sponsored by ARMENIAN FILM SOCIETY

 

 
         

 

   TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2018 - 7:30PM
        
 

    Self-Expression in the Armenian LGBTQ Community

Panel Discussion with  
NANCY AGABIAN, CHRISTOPHER ATAMIAN, HAIG BOYADJIAN  
  
Moderated by ROSIE VARTYTER AROUSH, Ph.D. 

    

 
        

 

   THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018 - 7:30PM
         
 

    A POET IN WASHINGTON HEIGHTS

Meet the Author  
CHRISTOPHER ATAMIAN  
 
Book Presentation and Signing  

 

 

    Sponsored by EQUALITY ARMENIA

   

 

 
         

 

   SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 - 7:30PM
         
 

    FAMILY RETURNING BLOWS

Performance by   
NANCY AGABIAN   

   Admission $20 Advance, $25 at door
     Tickets available at Abril Bookstore or at
    
www.itsmyseat.com/abrilbooks

 

 
         

 

   THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018 - 7:30PM
        
 

    A LIFE OF OTHERNESS
         The intersection of Queerness and Armenianness
          within familial and communal networks

A Talk by    
ROSIE VARTYTER AROUSH, Ph.D.   

   Closing Reception of
   The Many Faces of Armenians

 

 
        

 

 

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 Part of the proceeds from the exhibit sales and performance tickets will benefit:

  GALAS is celebrating its 20th year of fostering a safe and supportive network for LGBTQ people of Armenian descent. Over the course of two decades, the organization has been at the forefront in raising awareness to empower the worldwide LGBTQ Armenian community and champion equality.  The mission of GALAS is to (1) foster a safe and supportive network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people of Armenian descent; (2) promote their empowerment within their communities; and (3) build bridges between the LGBTQ and Armenian communities and among all allied and intersectional communities.