Tuesday, January 26, 2016

“Who Today Remembers”: Portraits of Survivors by Mary Hilt

Armenian Genocide Survivor
Watercolor by Mary Hilt

“Who Today Remembers”: Portraits of Survivors by Mary Hilt 

On Sunday, January 24, 2016, while folks were digging out of the snowstorm that came down the night before, and just before the GAME (the Patriots were playing Denver), ALMA celebrated the opening of "Who Today Remembers" with an opening gallery talk by the artist, Mary Hilt who, in the 1990's, interviewed survivors of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks against their Armenian citizens (1915-1922).  Hilt painted watercolors of the individuals she had just interviewed, capturing in those watercolors the essence of the survivor.  Marash Girl herself was approached to identify the subject of one of the paintings, but unfortunately did not recognize the person in the painting who, up until that time, the artist thought was Peter Bilezikian.

Artist Mary Hilt talks about her experience interviewing and painting
survivors of the Armenian Genocide in the 1990's..


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