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Paul Krekorian Announces Art Contest to Commemorate 2015 Centennial of the Armenian Genocide

Councilman Paul Krekorian Call to Artists for 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide www.nohoartsdistrict.com

Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian announced an Art Contest to commemorate the upcoming April 2015 centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

The call for submissions invites all artists and aspiring artists to produce and present original paintings, drawings, photos and digital art inspired by the 100th anniversary of the genocide. The submission deadline is February 15.

PRIZE: The winning artwork will be displayed on Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation buses for one month.

“Art has always been central to the Armenian community,” said Paul Krekorian. “This contest is a way to honor the history of the genocide and to highlight the promise of our future. I hope artists and students who care about human rights will participate and help commemorate the Armenian people’s resilience.”

SUGGESTED THEMES FOR CENTENNIAL ART

• Resilience
• Solidarity
• Survival
• Existence
• Community
• Progress

ART CONTEST RULES

Submission Deadline: Feb. 15, 2015
• Limit of one submission per person.
• Must be original, unpublished art inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
• Paintings, drawings, photos and digital art accepted. No sculpture or large format pieces.
• Send art to Councilmember Krekorian: 200 N. Spring St., Room 435, Los Angeles, CA 90012
• Email digital art or photos of art to: Councilmember.Krekorian@lacity.org
• Additional submission guidelines will be posted at cd2.lacity.org
• Please include your name, address, contact information and title of your work.



ABOUT THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

The Armenian Genocide took place between 1915 and 1923 in a region that is now Turkey. During that time, a total of 1.5 to 2 million Armenian men, women and children died as a result of forced deportations and mass killings.

The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the genocide. There will be large commemoration ceremonies in Los Angeles and worldwide in April. Los Angeles County currently has the world’s largest population of Armenians outside of Armenia.

Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, represents Council District 2, which includes North Hollywood, Studio City, Valley Village and other communities in the east San Fernando Valley. In 2009, Krekorian became the first Armenian-American to be elected to the City Council.

His website is cd2.lacity.org, where you can sign up for news updates. Visit him on Twitter (@PaulKrekorian) or Facebook.


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