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The exhibition of bronze sculptures, “Lighting,” by artist Raffi Tokatlian, the winner of the first prize for 2012 of the Sursok Museum, opened on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Lucy Tutunjian Exhibition Hall of Hamazkayin. The event was sponsored by Arthur Nazarian, Member of Parliament. A large number of Armenians and non-Armenians attended the event.
Lola Beoyoukian presented Tokatlian’s biography and said the artist uses bronze as a medium to express his emotions and feelings. Beoyoukian also said that sculptures by Tokatlian are exhibited at many international exhibition halls.
Hagop Havatyan, the director of the Vahe Setyan Publishing House of Hamazkayin, said Tokatlian is an honor to Lebanon and the Armenian people with his unique works of art.
Havatian added that as an artist Tokatlian has a creative mind and implants his sculptures with his feelings.
Another speaker at the event was Mark Dickenson, who said that through his work Tokatlian deliveres messages of peace and hope. He added that the artist loves life and his art.
Among the work exhibited are bronze sculptures titled “Dance of life,” “The beauty of living,” “The secret beside the mask,” “Freedom of soul,” and “Awakening,” to mention some.
The exhibition will be open to the public until May 21, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.