The joint exhibition of seventeen painters and sculptors took place on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 6: 30 pm, at Hamazkayin "Lucy Tutunjyan" Art Gallery. Armenia’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Lebanon, Samvel Mkrtchyan, attended the exhibition.
Director of Hamazkayin "Vahe Sethian" Publishing House and Art Gallery, Hagop Havatian delivered the opening speech and welcomed the Ambassador and the guests. He said that the Hamazkayin Publishing and Book Distribution Unit and "Lucy Tutunjyan" Art Gallery traditionally organized exhibitions at the end of each year, and the past year was not an exception.
He added that though the past year was not that easy, all measures had been taken to continue the Hamazkayin's mission. Accordingly, he expressed gratitude to all friends and benefactors of Hamazkayin, who served and supported the Hamazkayin Book Distribution Unit and Art Gallery.
Hagop Havatian said that they had organized the exhibition with hope that the personal and community life would be more fertile and full of success in coming year.
He also expressed a special gratitude to Ambassador Mkrtchyan, who always encouraged the activities of Hamazkayin. Ambassador has become a family member whose presence proves that the institution is really trying hard to make the Armenia-Diaspora cultural and literary ties more qualified and extensive.
The next speaker was local artist Mansour El Habre that participated in all exhibitions organized at the Gallery since its foundation. He said that "Lucy Tutunjyan″ Art Gallery has proved that the art and culture are a part of human life and give meaning to it.