Southern Connecticut State University will inaugurate its 11th president, Mary A. Papazian, Ph.D., on Sept. 28. President Papazian is the first woman of Armenian descent to serve as a college or university president in the United States. As part of her inauguration week festivities, an exhibition of Armenian artwork will be on display on the SCSU campus through Oct. 21 in the Lobby Gallery of the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, courant.com reports.
The exhibit presents paintings, drawings and sculptures by 13 leading Armenian artists some currently or formerly based in Yerevan, Armenia, while others are in the United States. The artists whose work appears in the exhibit are Ashod Bayandour, Arshile Gorky, Sarkis Hamalbashian, Hamlet Hovsepian, Gayane Katchadourian, Vasken Kalayjian, Reuben Nakian, Vahan Rumelian, Ararat Sarkissian, Arthur Sarkissian, Shanoor, Kegham Tazian and Paul Zenian.