It was published by ՛Vem՛ Educational and Cultural Foundation with the support of Renaissance Cultural and Intellectual Foundation under the patronage of Artur Janibekyan. The author has worked on the translation for about 30 years։ “This translation has preserved the meaning of the original. I have attempted to convey what the author says. In any other case, I have tried to stay as close to the original as possible․
On June 22, a presentation of the work took place at the National Gallery of Armenia with the participation of representatives from the spiritual, cultural, educational spheres and public figures. Before that, on June 20, a pilgrimage was made to Narekavank in the historic province of Van, where a book blessing was served at St. Gregory of Narekatsi’s cave.
‘LIGHTS! CAMERA! SAROYAN!’ Yerevan premiere of the documentary in Cafesjian Centre of Arts
Renaissance Cultural and Intellectual foundation, within the framework of the William Saroyan House Museum project, has organized the Yerevan premiere of “Lights! Camera! Saroyan!” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, in the Special Events Auditorium of Cafesjian Centre of Arts. Professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian, the director of the Armenian Studies Program at California State University in Fresno gave the opening speech. “Lights! Camera! Saroyan!” examines the career and personal life of Fresno native William Saroyan, a Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-winning author, playwright and artist. Through exclusive interviews with his family and friends, the documentary depicts the artist’s years living in Fresno and abroad. The film lets the viewer find out small episodes of the whole story, the history of the museum creation, the answers to the interesting questions the project’s team had encountered.
Film was presented in its original language with Armenian subtitles.
“Saroyan house” project has celebrated the 1st anniversary of the William Saroyan House Museum and 111th anniversary of the birth of William Saroyan.
August 31, 2019
“Renaissance” cultural and intellectual foundation has organized a small exhibition and reception in Saroyanesque manner.
The guest were Saroyan lovers, team members, etc. The small exhibition was presenting Saroyan’s artworks and also the photo exhibition, bringing alive Saroyan’s trip to Armenia. The team also presented museum statistics of the first year and future plans.
Also, it was last year this day that the first and the only museum dedicated to William Saroyan opened its doors for its honorable visitors, and it has been a year since the museum has been welcoming and surprising guests from all over the world with its innovative technologies. During the past year, the museum has had more than 2,500 visitors and implemented various small and large projects.
It should be noticed that the creation of the museum was fully carried out by the Renaissance Cultural and Intellectual Foundation operating in Armenia, and this year, as in the previous three years, the Saroyan House project’s team celebrates Saroyan’s anniversary.