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Bring Your Best Oud Forward
December 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join the Armenian Bar Association as We Celebrate the Art of Seeroon Yeretzian
We invite our members to bring their musical instruments for an impromptu open mic night. Contact us for more information: ArmenianBar@ArmenianBar.org
HOME SWEET HOME
HOME SWEET HOME presents a collection of art by Los Angeles based artist Seeroon Yeretzian, celebrating a city which gave her wings as an artist and a permanent home. From growing up in a ramshackle refugee camp in Lebanon with Armenian parents who survived Genocide in Turkey, to fleeing civil war and settling in a faraway city such as Los Angeles, Seeroon has often grappled with the idea of home, especially in her early art. In a huge city full of unfamiliar people and spaces, Seeroon found the familiar in the homeless people of skid row whom she approached and interviewed, and in discarded Japanese dolls she found on the streets, in which she found comfort. This was contrasted to the lifeless mannequins tucked away in the cozy reflective showcases of Beverly Hills. This cosmopolitan city is where she blossomed as an artist, ultimately returning to her ancestral roots as a modern master of the art of the medieval illuminated manuscript. Her gift back to L.A. was “Angel of the Century,” a piece painted in the illuminated art style, depicting angels of different nationalities dwelling in Los Angeles, which was part of the citywide “A Community of Angels” sculptural project.