"Eternal Armenia" (May 12 - 30, 2021)
Updated: May 5
Artists: Margarita Simonian, Vreje Bakalian, Yeva Babayan
As part of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Month, the Arts and Culture Commission presents “Eternal Armenia" by artists Margarita Simonian, Vreje Bakalian, and Yeva Babayan. The artists propose an experiential light sculpture across the green lawn. The 18ft light weight circular aluminum truss structure with programed LED lighting will be powered by generator. The ancient Armenian symbol of Eternity will light up the park like a beacon in the night while attracting astonishment in the daytime and the attention of passersby. Spread across the field will be red solar lit garden lights symbolic of red poppies in remembrance of the 4,000+ perished soldiers from the recent Artsakh war and the bloodshed of 1.5 million in the 1915 genocide. We will need two days to install and two days to uninstall the structure.
This temporary art installation is funded by the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission through funding from the Urban Art Program, and support from Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, and Glendale Community Services and Parks.