An exhibition of tapestries made by ASPU students opened at the Faculty of Art Education on March 30. The exhibition is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Armenia and Women's Month in Armenia.
Second- and third-year students of the Faculty [with specialization in Design and Applied Arts] exhibited over 35 tapestries within the framework of the subject “Textile Design.”
Professor Anush Yeghiazaryan, Head of the Chair of Design, Decorative and Applied Arts, commended the works for their patriotic content, at the same time noting with regret that exhibitions of tapestry works are rarely organized these days. “It (tapestry) is a complicated and elite art. Few can express themselves in this form of art, only those who have talent and are endowed by nature can do it,” the Professor said expressing hope that a bigger exhibition with the same name would be organized in the future.
“It is a pleasant surprise to see the Faculty hall decorated with beautiful tapestries, but it is even more exciting to see shades of national colours in them because today many European phenomena make people forget their national values,” said Ara Hakobyan, Head of the Chair of History and Theory of Art and Cultural Studies. He also wished the students more creative presentations in the future.
Talking to aspu.am, lecturers Naira Mkhitaryan and Naira Tangamyan said similar exhibitions are aimed at motivating students and enhancing their professional skills, because only the best works are put on display.
“When you hear criticism about your work, you try to raise its quality, correcting the mistakes and improving your skills in the process,” said Naira Mkhitaryan. She added that they are doing everything possible to arm students with technical and vocational skills.
Ani Amirjanyan, a third-year student of the University, has participated in many exhibitions, trying to display her own thoughts, feelings and emotions in each and every work. This time she exhibited a new work called “Tulips” in which she embodied the ideas of independence and peace. On behalf of her fellow students, Ani said it is important to change opinions and hear everyone’s opinion, even critical ones. “They encourage us and make us become more active, diligent and vigilant,” she said.