GREAT ARMENIANS: "Walls", exhibition of Jean Jansem, Armenian painter in France, opened at the Matignon gallery of Paris. The French World magazine informs that the exhibits depict not the walls of palaces and castles but of huts and churches. The artist has depicted lively images of walls, open and closed windows, shutters, doors, bowls, children and many others. All these show the flow of time, though most of the pictures do not depict people. This exhibition opened in June will last till the end of July.
EGOYAN’S NEW FILM : Canadian-Armenian director Atom Egoyan and Arsine Khandjian, his wife, didn’t arrive in Yerevan to participate in the Armenian First Film Festival "Golden Apricot" because they are currently engaged in the shooting of a new film "Someone Loves You". The new film is based on the novel by Robert Holms "Where the Truth Lays". The film will be shot in Toronto, London and Los Angeles. The film will star Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth.
"CILICIA" IS IN POTI: The Armenian "Cilicia" ship has successfully reached Poti harbor in Georgia and its crew has begun preparations for its maiden voyage.
"Before getting to the harbor, the roads were not so good. We had to repair them in some places," Karen Balayan said. He emphasized the positive attitude of the Georgian authorities. "Because of the destroyed roads we had to pass though Tbilisi at night, being accompanied by the Georgian Traffic police. "Cilicia" hopes to reach Sochi harbor in three days after beginning its voyage.
COLORS OF CHILDHOOD : About 600 school children from 180 schools, all connected with each other through Internet, presented their pictures, sculptures and other handicraft at the Colors of Childhood exhibition which is launched by a project of the same name. The best works of children posted by the project at www.colours.am were presented during this one day exhibition. This is the initiative of Youth Achievements educational organization with the financial support of the Open Society Institute.
On Yerevan Stages …
July 10 National Opera and Ballet Theatre Rebirth of the opera “Anush”, Anush – Anahit Mkhitaryan, Nune Badalyan, Sosi – Alexander Tamazov, Saro – Ruben Nurijanyan. artistic director Gegham Grigoryan. Ticket cost 2000-6000 AMD.
July 9, 18 Sundukyan Academic Theatre, New performance Cuni “Night feast”, directed by Vahe Shahverdyan. Ticket cost 600-2000 AMD.
July 24 Chamber Music Hall, National Chamber.
Concert of “Shell” piano trio,
Shushan Hakobyan (piano), Lilit Zakaryan (violin),Vahan