City Councilmember Paul Krekorian tweeted to celebrate the winners of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Art Contest, sponsored by the City of Los Angeles. The above image is from the awards ceremony at City Hall on April 22, 2015. Panel judges Judy Baca and Danielle Brazell, the General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of Los Angeles, joined the awards ceremony to honor the artists and raise awareness of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
“The Centennial Art Contest has been a true joy from beginning to end,” said Councilmember Paul Krekorian. “We received dozens of excellent submissions from artists and students in Europe, Armenia and right here in the Los Angeles area. The Grand Prize winners stood out by their ability to clearly articulate their understanding of the genocide’s profound impact on the Armenian community, while also conveying a strong vision of hope for the future. It was magnificent to see the immense creativity and talent showcased by these artists. Thank you to everyone who participated, and especially to our incredibly dedicated panel of judges who had the very difficult job of choosing winners from all of this fantastic artwork.”
The grand prize winning piece is ‘Pride in the Eyes of a Survivor’ by Nairi Bagdasarian. This painting will appear Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation DASH buses starting Wednesday, April 22, 2015. To learn more about this contest and other events that City Councilmember Paul Krekorian is hosting to raise awareness of the centennial anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, click on this link.