Within the scope of the International Museum Day a Pumpkin Art exhibition was launched at the Pedagogical University.
The works of the ASPU MA student of the Faculty of Arts Education Heriqnaz Khachikyan were presented at the exhibition headed “The Traditional Renewed”.
During the years of studying Heriqnaz had individual expositions, participated in numerous exhibitions, where she demonstrated her own approaches and style of introduction with pumpkin art.
“Several years ago I gave pumpkin seeds and pumpkins to various creators, taught them the skills to work with the material, to cultivate them and to create. And today, we are all enjoying the results”, added the MA student.
In addition to creating, Heriqnaz also studied about the homeland of pumpkins, information about their dissemination and got convinced that pumpkin art had existed in Armenia long before, and now she was simply trying to restore it.
Among the displayed exhibits were not only Heriqnaz Khachikyan’ s works, but also pumpkins prepared by people of different age groups and interests, who had been inspired by her art; the works were outstanding both for their thematic diversity and combination of bright colours, including famous and favourite heroes from the Little Prince and the Found Dream.
In her interview to the www.aspu.am Heriqnaz Khachikyan emphasized that she loved the colours of the Armenian landscape and that she was trying to decorate and embroider every new piece of work therewith.
The exhibition organised by the initiative of the ASPU Museum was also important in terms of introduction of pumpkin art to the junior school children. The pupils of the Yerevan Secondary School N78 after Hayrapet Hayrapetyan first spoke with the Museum Director Alvard Grigoryan after which they participated in the Master Class organised by Heriqnaz Khachikyan, who spoke about and on the spot showed a few facts on how to turn a pumpkin into a piece of art.