Nune Aghbalyan Exhibit
A month long exhibit of
Batik by Nune Aghbalyan
ALMA, (the Armenian Library and Museum of America)
in Watertown, Massachusetts
on Sunday, October 3, 2004.
Nune Aghbalyan is a senior professor at the Yerevan Institute of Fine Arts a
nd is a member of UNESCO. On Sunday, October 17 at 12:00 she will hold a
Master class - Interactive Show. A presentation/reception has also been
scheduled for the same day at 3:00 PM.
Batik is a technique used to create decorative textile material through
dyes. Although the technique is not new and has been practiced in many
places in the world, Indonesians have popularized the modern intricate
style. Nune Aghbalyan is one of the first artists in Armenia to make
Batiks and use new techniques to express her art. A graduate of Moscow
Textile Institute, Ms. Aghbalyan's creations do not conform to the strict
sense of Batik. Painting lovers find painting in her works; there are
delicate shades typical of water color art, those preferring graphics
would find the whimsical game of lines and strokes and in some of her
works one can even find elements of stained-glass technique. All those
qualities are essential in understanding the place and success of Nune
Aghbalyan's Batiks in modern interiors - both private and public.