World renowned Armenian American designer Michael Aram opens exhibition of metallic and decorative objects under sponsorship of the RA Ministry of Diaspora

On May 26, world renowned Armenian American designer Michael Aram opened his personal exhibition of metallic and decorative objects under the sponsorship of the RA Ministry of Diaspora.

The exhibition is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Michael Aram’s career and will run until May 28th.

In her welcome speech at the solemn opening of the exhibition, RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan congratulated the artist and particularly mentioned: “I congratulate Michael on his first visit to the homeland, which is marked by this beautiful exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of his career. By conveying new quality to metallic design, Michael presents Armenians and their work to the world. His work entitled “Pomegranate” portrays Armenian qualities and “Armenianness”. Taking the opportunity, I would like to grant Michael the Commemorative Medal of the RA Ministry of Diaspora and donate the album entitled “Monuments of Sorrow, Remembrance and Struggle”.

Among other speakers were Honored Artist of the Republic of Armenia Shahen Khachatryan, Head of Glendale’s Le Papillon Jewels and Gifts Store Naz Atikyan and others.

Michael Aram’s works, starting from silverware and ending with furniture, are sold at different exhibition halls and in more than 600 specialized stores. Michael Aram was born and raised in the United States, but has always stayed true to the national roots, and one can often see samples with symbols of Armenia and Armenians. The unique collections are the collections of objects decorated with pomegranates, apples, butterflies and sunflowers. Among his several awards is the Ellis Island Medal, which he received for his notable contribution to American culture in 2011.

Michael Aram is also involved in charity acts. He is a member of the board of directors of the Children’s Fund of Armenia and TUMO Center for Creative Technologies.

 

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