Artist of the Month
Susan Schön & Tom Vartabedian
Andover resident, Susan Schön has worked as a textile designer for over twenty-five years, designing products ranging from original one-of-a-kind hand-painted silk clothing, her own line of hand-painted children's clothing, wall coverings, upholstery, apparel, and numerous graphic design applications. Her work as a designer has allowed her to develop many different styles, and her passion for art and design continues to grow, often inspired by observing and exploring the natural world.
The Level 2 display cases feature a photo exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, on display until May 10. The collection by photographer, Tom Vartabedian, is entitled “Armenian Village People --- A Country Kaleidoscope” and depicts life in modern-day Armenia, a century following a devastating massacre by the Ottoman Turkish Government that killed 1.5 million people and left another million displaced from their homeland.
A showing of color images represent part of a collection taken by Vartabedian during two trips to Armenia over the past decade, covering scenes of people living and toiling in the mountains and valleys. The images depict life in this historic land whose history dates back more than 3,000 years. The Andover library is among others throughout Merrimack Valley and the North Shore which will feature the exhibit during this centennial year.
Vartabedian, a Haverhill Gazette columnist, worked as a photographer for 40 years before retiring a decade ago. Much of his photography these days is dedicated to travel and pleasure.
exhibiting at the library
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