Apr 2013 Multi-Cultural Genocide Symposium and Exhibition at the Whistler House Museum of Art.

As April is International Genocide Month, the Whistler House Museum of Art is planning a Multi-Cultural Genocide symposium entitled Pursuing Justice Through Art. In conjunction with the symposium, which will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 13, there will be an art exhibition which will be presented in the Parker Gallery starting on March 13 –April 20, where works of art will be displayed by artists whose themes are rooted in Genocide and Holocaust memories and commemoration. The opening reception for the exhibition will take place on Saturday, March 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

The symposium and exhibition will be presenting information on all genocides, but will be focusing on the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide. “We are proud to be presenting this important program to the public,” says Whistler House Museum’s president, Sara Bogosian. “It was inspired by one of the artists in the Whistler House’s art collection, Arshile Gorky, the Father of Abstract Expressionism; Gorky is the most famous survivor of the Armenian Genocide”.

Artists featured in the art exhibition are well-known painters and sculptors of this genre. They include: John Avakian, Adrienne Der Marderosian, Rose SielianTheriault, Talin Megherian, Hope Ricciardi, Michael Marashian, Dr. Elliott Salloway, Manuel Schroeder, Diane Covert, Ruth Segaloff, Mico Kaufman, Chath Piersath, Yary Livan, Awer Bol, and James Aguer Garang.