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Akian Gallery Exhibition Celebrates Syrian Armenian Arts

YEREVAN, Armenia – On March 17, 2015, the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted the launch of the Emergency Housing Project with an exhibition of Syrian Armenian arts, crafts, and music in Akian Gallery. The event was within the framework of Oxfam’s Support to Syrian Armenian Refugees Project, with partnership from the Armenian Redwood Project and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UCHCR).

The goal of the exhibition was to introduce new works and artists to the community, create an opportunity for networking and personal and professional development with different organizations, and shine a light on the issues that many Syrian Armenian refugees are facing in Armenia. It also served as a celebration of Syrian Armenian culture and resiliency, especially in the face of the current civil war taking place in Syria.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.

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On March 17, 2015, the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted the launch of the Emergency Housing Project with an exhibition of Syrian Armenian arts, crafts, and music in Akian Gallery.

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The goal of the exhibition was to introduce new works and artists to the community, create an opportunity for networking and personal and professional development with different organizations, and shine a light on the issues that many Syrian Armenian refugees are facing in Armenia.

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