works of the artists and painters included in the catalog created a special atmosphere.
Every artist's studio is a special gallery, where art works pass along
a very interesting journey from ideas and philosophy to final realization. The
atmosphere of those hidden galleries is so attractive that many art lovers wish
to dive into it and, of course, select the art works they would prefer to live
Even a few days ago it was a problem to find these studios. The lack of
information kept them really hidden. Now things are different. Art businessmen
have filled this gap by publishing the "Hidden Galleries" catalog.
presentation of the catalog and the exhibition of artists involved in this project
took place on September 15-16. The organizer of the event as well as the publisher
of the catalog was Art Bridge Bookstore Cafe.
huge bull did not scare off the visitors of the exhibition.
The catalog presents 52 Armenian painters' and sculptures' works with
their addresses and telephone numbers. The catalog will be distributed free to
all hotels and art saloons.
"This is a great idea," says Mari
Sariyan from Beirut. "A few months ago I tried to find an artist whose works
I saw in a magazine. I applied to many organizations, including the Armenian Painters
Union, but nobody could help me. Thanks to this catalog now I can reach by phone
any artist whose works I would like to have."
The selection of artists
was made without any bias or personal preferences. Everybody who had a studio
and wanted to be included achieved their goal by providing his or her contact
"We publicized our pending publication through the media and
artists' community. We had enough space in our 52 pages, but due to the main idea
of this project we were not able to include those who didn't have studios,"
says Shake Havan, the initiator of the "Hidden Galleries" catalog and
director of the Art Bridge Bookstore Cafe.
Shake is hoping that the catalog
will bridge the gap between artists and art lovers worldwide, leading them to
discover Armenia's hidden galleries, to discover the magic and the magnetism of