“One could hardly imagine a more meaningful and outstanding start of the academic year than the opening of this auditorium; this marks a unique start of the new academic year. There are numerous galleries in Armenia, but this is the first gallery –auditorium in its kind. I am assured that the atmosphere of the gallery –auditorium will be inspiring future artists”, mentioned the Rector of the Pedagogical University Rouben Mirzakhanyan at the official opening event of the gallery –auditorium at the ASPU Faculty of Art Education.
There are around ninety art pieces demonstrated at the newly opened gallery –auditorium by artist-pedagogues, who used to teach on the Faculty and are currently engaged in scientific and pedagogical activities.
Likewise, the Rector thanked the prominent artists, who had taught at this university in different periods of time, and their heirs, and assured that there was no other exclusive form of expression of keeping the memory of our great figures of culture and art alive, than the presence of their works in an educational environment.
In addition, the Rector highly praised the initiative undertaken by the Dean of the Faculty of Art Education Ara Hakobyan to open this gallery-auditorium and once again congratulated the teachers, the professoriate and the students of the University on the start of the new academic year, wishing them new success and achievements.
“If Nature is the real teacher, then in an educational institution the real teachers are in fact the works hanging on the wall”, mentioned the Dean of the Faculty of Art Education Ara Hakobyan and added that the gallery –auditorium seems to be conducting that mission of being a teacher for future artists.
Likewise, Ara Hakobyan highlighted that with the variety of professions offered by the Pedagogical University, it has permanently been contributing to the development of culture and added that the opening of the gallery- auditorium aimed at introducing the art loving society with the artists having created the history of the Faculty of Art Education and their works. Majority of them are prominent RA People’s Artists, which is a great honour for any higher educational institution.
“When I learnt about this initiative, I got really happy and excited. This is an important initiative that will perpetuate the memory of grateful artists and their presence for studnets at the University”, noted Artist Harutyun Hovhannisyan’ s son Sedrak Hovhannisyan and congratulated both studnets, and lecturers on the opening of the auditorium.
We would also like to mention that this kind of gallery-auditorium cannot be found in any other higher educational institution in the Republic of Armenia yet.
Among the exhibited works you may find the pieces by the RA People’s Artists Edward Isabekyan, Artashes Hovsepyan, Zaqar Khachatryan, Levon Kojoyan, Ara Shiraz and others.
The gallery-auditorium will be open not only as an auditorium for all departments of the Faculty, but also as a unique venue to summon cultural discussions, meetings, and to arrange various initiatives.