Glendale, CA – The newly established Center for Armenian Arts in downtown Glendale will host an exhibit titled, TimeFul, a retrospective of City of Glendale lifetime achievement award recipient artist, SEEROON YERETZIAN from FEBRUARY 8 – 25, 2024 at 250 N. Orange St. in Glendale, California. Opening reception will be on Thursday, February 8, from 6:00 to 10:00pm. There will be a Day of Celebration on Saturday, February 24, at 7:00pm during which friends and family will share stories of the artist. Admission is free. A portion of the sales will benefit the ALS Association.
This exhibit will celebrate the different eras and styles of artist, Seeroon Yeretzian. Born in 1951 at the Tiro refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon, Seeroon was exposed to both the beauty and suffering of the world. This dichotomy has emerged in her work in what she calls her “Sunshine” and “Moonshine” art. The “Sunshine” pieces are rich in color, showcasing many life-giving earthly elements and produced during daytime. Conversely, the “Moonshine” pieces reflect themes based on personal experiences ranging from the Armenian Genocide to homelessness and self identity. Recognized for reviving the art of prehistoric Armenian petroglyphs and medieval Armenian ornamental art, her masterpieces include the elaborate Four Seasons and her 17 alphabets of different languages executed in the tradition and style of the Armenian ornate initials.
Seeroon received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in 1985 from the Otis-Parsons Art Institute and School of Design. She established Roslin Art Gallery in Glendale in 1995, where she exhibited and promoted Armenian artists, both local and from around the world. She has authored four books, her self titled art book, Seeroon Yeretzian, her book of poetry, Word Weaving & Black Seat Confessions, her best-seller, Seeroon Darer: Armenian Ornate Initials, and her latest book, Evolution is My Revolution, which she wrote one letter at a time with her eyes using an eye-tracking device. Seeroon’s art was the inspiration for the design of the Armenian American Rose Float Association’s award winning float in the 126th Annual Rose Parade, entitled, Cradle of Civilization.
In 2014, the City of Glendale, California, bestowed upon her its “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the arts. Although she was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2012, Seeroon continued to create. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows and her art is found in private collections and major institutions.
CONTACT: Stepan Partamian at The Center for Armenian Arts at (747) 208-2000.