MACHANENTS International Symposium 2016

«The Art of Unity»

On 14-21 May the  ''Cross of Armenian Unity'' NGO held "Machanents" International Symposium 2016. With the participation of 36 Armenian and International artists, the "Ruben Nalbandian Crosstone Master School" and claymaker master Vahagn Hambardzumyan

About the Symposium

This is the 2nd year that «Machanents» International Symposium is held by Cross of Armenian Unity NGO with the support of Machanents Tourism and Art social entrepreneurship and the Municipality of Ejmiatsin. The symposium 2016, is devoted to international communication and will be held on 14-21 May in Ejmiatsin: the holy capital of Armenia.

The goal of the symposium is to make an opportunity for foreign and Armenian artists to meet and share an experience and replenish the collection of the International Art gallery founded in Ejmiatsin.

The participants of the symposium will witness the creation of Khachkar (Cross Stone): the charm of Armenian culture․During the symposium an invited pottery master will make pottery patterns showing centuries-old Armenian traditions, which will replenish "Machanents" pottery museum.
The last day of the symposium: May 21st, there will be the exhibition of the artworks born during the symposium. For the opening ceremony of the exhibition there will be honorable guests from different fields, official delegates, cultural workers, artists and medias.


Cross of Armenian Unity 
RA, city Ejmiatsin, 1101, Shahumyan 36

Phone number:  +374 94 94 92 64

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MACHANENTS International Symposium 2015