An Exciting Panel Discussion
The Challenges Facing Armenian Artists & Writers in Diaspora
GLENDALE, CA The public is invited on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 7pm to an exciting panel discussion on The Challenges Facing Armenian Artists & writers in Diaspora, featuring panelists Vahe Berberian, Aris Janigian, Ara Oshagan and Lory Tatoulian. Maria Armoudian will be moderating the panel discussion at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 East Harvard Street in Glendale. The discussion is in English. Admission is free; seating is limited. Library visitors receive 3 hours FREE parking across the street at The Market Place parking structure with validation at the Loan Desk.
Maria Armoudian is the author of Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World. Armoudian is the host and producer of the syndicated radio program, The Scholars Circle. Her articles have been published by the New York Times Syndicate and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and have appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, Salon.com, Huffington Post, Grist, Daily Variety and Billboard.
Vahe Berberian is an actor, playwright, leading Armenian monologist, and a prolific painter. He is the co-founder of the Armenian Experimental Theatre. He has written and directed Pink Elephant, Quicksand, Baron Garbis, and Gyank. Berberian is an established leading Armenian monologist. He has performed five one-man shows; Yevaylen, Nayev, Dagaveen, Sagayn and Yete. Berberian’s paintings are well known in the United States and abroad. He has had over 65 exhibitions since 1975.
Aris Janigian is the author of Bloodvine, Riverbig, and This Angelic Land. He is the co-author of Something for Nothing, a book on the philosophy of graphic design. He is a contributing writer for thenervousbreakdown.com. He lives in Los Angeles, but seasonally returns to Fresno, his hometown, to pack and ship wine grapes.
Ara Oshagan is a photographer whose work revolves around the intersecting themes of identity, community and memory. His work is in the permanent collection of the Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida; the Downey Museum of Art, California; and the Museum of Modern Art in Armenia.
Lory Tatoulian is an actress and playwright who has been performing her comedic one-woman shows and cabarets across the country. She has written and performed many shows such as; Sitting Twisted, Talking Straight, Autosapiens, Sketched, Pomegrante Whisky and The Big Bad Armo show.
The program is organized by the Library, Arts & Culture Department.