[Web Wrap]: Varaz Samuelian Cultural Center Opens in Artik.

September 15, 2010

Thanks to the generosity of Armenian-American painter Varaz Samuelian, the community of Artik now has a prized cultural center.  

New York – Through the bequest of the renowned Armenian-American painter and sculptor Varaz Samuelian (1917-1995), the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund marked the opening of the highly anticipated Varaz Samuelian Cultural Center on September 7 in Artik, a town in Armenia’s Shirak province.

Born in Yerevan to a family of Genocide survivors, Varaz Samuelian would soon after moving to the United States in 1946 become an acclaimed painter, sculptor, and author.

His David of Sassoon, a two-and-a-half ton copper statue representing justice and freedom, is a beloved historic landmark in his hometown of Fresno, California, as well as an extraordinary symbol of Armenian identity, images of Armenian cultural history carved in granite at the base of the statue. 

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Credit: The Armenian Reporter

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