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Armenian Cultural Program

Armenian Cultural Program
John Carroll University
August 20, 2011

The Cleveland Armenian Community gathered at John Carroll University for an evening of Armenian culture to benefit the Armenian Cultural Garden.

Armenian Culture at JCU

Suzelle Avitsian (in Armenian) and Kevin Asadorian (in English) served as Mistress and Master of Ceremonies.

Suzelle Avitsian and Kevin Asadorian

Suzelle Avitsian and Kevin Asadorian


Berj Shakarian, President of the Armenian Cultural Garden Association, spoke about Armenia: Portrait of a Nation. Then Melanie Shakarian spoke about options for assisting the Armenian Garden.

Melanie Shakarian

Melanie Shakarian


A Silent Auction was presented by the John Bashian Photography Studio.

John Bashian

John Bashian

Anita Kazarian, John Bashian and Debbie Bashian

Anita Kazarian, John Bashian and Debbie Bashian

The beauty and history of Armenia has inspired great world literature and music. This was exemplified in two compositions written and performed by Loris Ohannes Chobanian, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Composition and Guitar and Composer-in-Residence at Baldwin-Wallace College.

Loris Ohannes Chobanian, Ph.D.

Loris Ohannes Chobanian, Ph.D.




Loris Ohannes Chobanian, Ph.D.



Loris Ohannes Chobanian, Ph.D.

Page 2 - Poetry readings - Voices of Armenia - and Faces in the Crowd.


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