An exhibition was opened at Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan on August 17, entitled “Adherent to the tradition, creation and color” dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the painter, museum-creator Hovhannes Sharambeyan.
“To talk about Hovhannes Sharambeyan and say that he is only an artist or a painter means to say nothing. Sharambeyan was a multy-faceted person. When a painter speaks about him he says he is a painter, the ethnographer says he is a ethnographer, specialists in other fields consider him a collegue. His organizational activities in the closed Soviet system can be called developing under his brand name. The heritage he left to Dilijan proves that he was really not only the developer of culture.
We are grateful to Arman Badeyan the director of the Geological Museum of Dilijan for giving us the opportunity to present Sharambeyan’s heritage which is kept in the SNCO funds, to pay our respect to the memory of the great Armenian. Thanks also to Lusine Torosyan the director of the Folk Arts Museum,- Ara Tarverdyan the director of the “Protection Service” SNCO, said in his opening speech.
The painter’s grandson Narek Van Ashughatoyan thanked the organizers of the event and said that the SNCO and Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan have always kept Hovhannes Sharambeyan’s memory alive. According to him, the most wonderful way to keep the memory of his grandfather alive is the heritage he left to come back to life and live.
The event, organized by “Protection Service” SNCO, Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan and Hovhannes Sharambeyan’s heirs, were featured the artist’s paintings, photographs, personal belongings and the painter’s life.
In parallel with his painting activities, Sharambeyan collected, preserved and passed on to future generations valuable works of art and art of the Armenian people. In order to preserve the national culture, he collected samples of Armenian folk art, gathered around him masters of embroidery, wood , carpet weaving, silversmithing, pottery and other fields, to lead them to the roots of national culture.
Yesterday, an event dedicated to Hovhannes Sharambeyan’s 95th anniversary entitled “Hacin yergy” was held at the Dilijan branch of the Folk Art Museum.