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All performances begin around 7:30 PM. Specific events scheduled to date at Studio Z, to augment the visual presentation of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • 7:30 Artist talk of their work and influence of Genocide in their work by printmaker John Avakian and painter illustrator Marsha Nouritza Odabashian;

  • 8:30: NEMES, the touring Boston-based band will perform live, led by frontmen Dave Anthony (Guitar/Vocals) and Josh Knowles (Violin/Vocals) with band members Chris Anthony (Drums) and Alex Glover (Bass).

APRIL 16 / Gallery night:

  • Angelo Marinosci, Artist/Performer/Songwriter will be accompanying himself on guitar singing songs relating to the human condition;

  • Diane Postoian, RI Storyteller,/Actor/Performer will read both a story she wrote for adults entitled "Yalanchi", and a chapter of the human comedy by William Saroyan;

  • Greg Aslan Chopoorian, special Gallery Night ( Tour Guide and Actor/Voice-over Artist/Costume Historian/Martial Arts expert/Graphic Artist/Consultant and Health Care Administrator will present historic perspective on the Armenian Genocide.


  • Angelo Marinosci, Artist/Performer/Songwriter will be performing songs on guitar relating to the human condition.

Bob Colonna, Actor, Performer & Artistic Director of the Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater. will offer readings of Hovhannes Tumanyan's , (February 7,1869 –March 23, 1923 was an Armenian writer, poet and public activist.) short stories and pieces from Eric Bogosian's monologues (b. April 24th, 1953).


  • 7:30 Cynthia Motian McGuirl, Printmaker, will present a slide show while discussing a series of works she has created inspired by her dreams and her family's story of survival during and after the Armenian Genocide and as immigrants in Providence.

  • 8:30 Kevork Mourad: For the grand finale of the live performance evenings, Studio Z is honored to present this world-famous international Visual Artist performing his live drawing to music. Accompaniment by David Ayiryan, Kamancha player, Charlie Kalajian, percussionist, conductor, along with David Gevorkian, duduk performer. The performance will include music of Komitas, (Soghomon Soghomonian) 1869 – 22 October 1935) Armenian priest, musicologist, composer, arranger, singer, and choirmaster.


Some of the long list of notable commemorative activities planned locally and regionally include the following notable events:

  • March 18 - April 25: Whistler House Museum of Art: "Pursuing Justice Through Art: 2015", A Multi-Cultural Genocide Exhibition and Symposium, includes art work by Studio Z Director Berge Zobian. (243 Worthen Street, Lowell, MA 01852
    - An Opening Reception will be held Saturday, March 21, 2-4PM.
    - A Symposium will take place on Saturday, April 18, 1-4PM.


  • URI Providence Library Window Gallery - Complementing the visual portion of the above exhibit and activities at Studio Z, during the entire month of April Studio Z has collaborated with Steven Pennell, coordinator of the Urban Arts & Culture program, URI Feinstein-Providence Campus, to display 120 linear ft. of posters and original art relating to the Armenian genocide in the URI Providence Library Window Gallery at 80 Washington Street.

  • Sunday, April, 19th, 3pm:  WE SURVIVED! Stories of Survival from the Armenian Genocide by Carol Schlink will be presented at the URI Feinstein-Providence Campus, 80 Washington St., 02903 401-277-5206.   Free & open to the public.

  • Wed., April 22, 1 pm, Sapinsley Hall, RI College: In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide, Masterworks will present ARMENIA 100, featuring the world premiere of When the Music Stopped, composed by Judith Lynn Stillman from Armenian texts and poetry and directed by Trinity Repertory Company Artistic Director Curt Columbus and featuring Armenian stage and film actor Armen Garo, along with baritone Vago Ohanyan and visual artist Mher Khachatryan. Opening remarks by Chief Judge Haiganush Bedrosian. Tickets available at the door (suggested donation $10). A repeat performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Sapinsley Hall.