The following is a public service announcement from Florida Armenians, LLC:
Florida Armenians highly encourages our officers, members, friends and supporters across the great State of Florida to exercise your democratic right and vote in today’s state party primary election. It is crucial that every Armenian American in Florida participate and, together, we can make our voices heard in both Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.
By Taniel Koushakjian
FLArmenians Managing Editor
Baterbys Art Gallery in Winter Park, Florida will host an Open House event featuring local artist Virginia Arakelian on Friday, September 5th from 6-9 pm. Baterbys Art Gallery will showcase a live painting performance by Virginia Arakelian and Robin Pedrero in their new 15,000 square foot warehouse/showroom space. The Open House will introduce Baterby’s entire collection of art featuring over 1.7 million artworks, the largest collection of art for sale in Central Florida, to the community for the very first time.
In an interview with Baterby’s, Arakelian says that she grew up in her father’s workshop making jewelry at a very young age. Her art ranges from colorful and fascinating paintings to “mixed media pieces,” her latest work.
Ten percent of all proceeds will benefit the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Florida. To learn more about the benefactor please visit www.ucpcfl.org.
The event is free of admission and includes complimentary wine and food provided by Whole Foods. Baterbys Art Gallery is located at 6848 Stapoint Court, Winter Park, FL 32792. Click here for a Google maps listing.