L.A. councilman to commemorate Armenian Genocide with art contest

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian said Tuesday his office is accepting submissions for an art contest commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, reports

The contest “is a way to honor the history of the genocide and to highlight the promise of our future,” Krekorian said.

“I hope artists and students who care about human rights will participate and help commemorate the Armenian people’s resilience,” he said.

An estimated 1.5 million to 2 million Armenians were killed during the Armenian genocide, which occurred from 1915 and 1923, in an area now known as Turkey, Krekorian’s office said.

Submissions are due Feb. 15. The winning artwork will be displayed on a city bus for one month.

Drawings, paintings, digital art and photography are eligible, but not sculptures or large format work, Krekorian said.

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