Vanadzor branch was founded in 1974. The general meeting of the branch elects its president, responsible secretary and exhibiting working group. Today the branch involves 50 members, 20 of whom are members of Artists Union. Many of them have had individual exhibitions, not only in our town but also in a number of countries abroad.
Vanadzor State Puppet Theatre was founded in 1993 by Sergey Melikian. On March 1, 1994, the first play, “The dog and the cat” by Tumanian was performed on the stage of the theatre.
The ensamble was created in 1958, on the basis of the State Cultural Club vocal dance group named after Ghukas Ghukasyan. Ensemble that had a rich history including international events: Winner of competitions in Poland and former Soviet countries, several trips Poland (twice), Germany, participation in anniversaries of 100 years of Gomitas and Toumanyan, as [...]
Vanadzor State Dramatic Theatre named after Hovhannes Abelian was founded in 1931. In the initial period of activity it consisted mainly of members of local theatric groups and students of Tbilisi Armenian Theatre studio. The first play performed on its stage was “Outburst” by Yanovskiy (director Ash-Mat, scene-painter K. Minasian). Casting of the theatre included [...]
Vanadzor Art School was founded in 1975 by artists Martiros Saryan, Hakob Kojoyan and sculptor Ara Sargsian. It is considered the second oldest school in the republic after Merkurov Art School in Gyumri. The school has participated in a number of exhibitions in Brazil, India, Argentine, Europe and former Soviet countries. It was rewarded the [...]
Writer, translator, academician (Academy of Sciences 1965), member of the union of writers of the former USSR since 1934. Was born in September 3, 1889, in Gharakilisa (now Vanadzor). In the period form 1896-1898 has studied in a private school. In 1904 has graduated from the local Russian school. In 1906 left for Tbilisi. For [...]
In 1936 the archaeological museum of Lori-Pambak with God’s bless celebrated its birthday making the first steps of the activity under the roof of St. Astvatsatsin Church of Vanadzor. Since 1930-ies Gharakilisa (in 1935 it was renamed Kirovakan, in 1992 – Vanadzor) had been turned into a great building ground. During the excavations residence places [...]
Vanadzor State Art Gallery was founded in 1974 as a branch of the Armenian State Art Gallery. With time, it expanded its activity and in 1979 ceased being a branch and became independent. The gallery possesses patterns of modern art, graphics, sculpture as well as applied art. Every month both local and republican painters represent [...]
As far back as I remember, homemade yogurt was always found in my mother’s kitchen. I recollect the strange ritual of bundling the yogurt mix in a towel and placing it in a warm place such as the stove or the the fireplace. This ritual, as I later found out, was the critical stage of [...]
The edifice of the State Academic Armenian Drama Theatre, founded in 1922, named after Gabriel Sundukyan, is one of the loveliest and a very interesting examples of modern architectural design in Yerevan. Its spacious foyer opens onto the winter garden with a pool. The blank wall of the foyer is decorated with a panel by [...]