Prelate Attends Arev Petrosyan Art Exhibit in Fresno


On Thursday, December 5th, an art exhibition was held at Holy Trinity Church in Fresno featuring new works by renowned international artist Arev Petrosyan, who traveled from Armenia for the event.

On Wednesday evening a VIP reception was held at the Church social hall under the auspices of the Prelate and hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Philip and Florence Parnagian and Mr. and Mrs. David and Linda Hovannesian.

The Prelate traveled to Fresno on Wednesday to attend the reception.

Welcoming remarks were delivered by Mrs. Erin Parnagian-Melkonian, who introduced the artists and her works and invited her to address the gathering.

Ms. Petrosyan expressed appreciation for the event, stating that it had special meaning for her as it bridged the world of Armenian culture and arts to the oldest Armenian community in the United States.  The artist announced that she would be donating two works to the Church, and one for the hall next year on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the new church structure.

Remarks were also delivered by Board of Trustees Chair Mr. Varoujan Der Simonian and Mr. Philip Parnagian.

The Prelate delivered the concluding message, in which he commended the artist’s devotion to the arts and also her faith, which is expressed through her works.  His Eminence also commended the organizers for bringing Armenian culture to this oldest community.

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