The ReflectSpace Gallery, in collaboration with Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition “Before, After: Reflections on the Armenian Genocide.” This poignant display weaves a narrative of Armenian endurance, linking the indelible marks of history with the threads of loss and survival.

The exhibition is a profound exploration of the Armenian spirit, from the depths of genocide to the widespread diaspora and the quest for belonging. “Before, After” presents a tapestry of experiences through artifacts, abstract art, and recreated witness accounts, encapsulating the cyclical nature of sorrow and the journey towards healing.

Featuring the works of nine distinguished artists—John Avakian, Anush Babajanyan, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Diana Markosian, Jacqueline Kazarian, Talin Megherian, Marsha Nouritza Odabashian, Jessica Sperandio, and Scout Tufankjian—the exhibition offers a diverse perspective on the Armenian experience.

Mark your calendars for this immersive experience, available from April 20 to July 7, 2024, at the ReflectSpace Gallery within the Glendale Central Library. The opening reception is set for Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Guests can enjoy three hours of complimentary parking with validation at the Market Place Parking Structure, located at 120 Artsakh Ave, Glendale, CA.

Curated by Ryann Casey, an esteemed exhibitions coordinator and art professor at Stockton University, “Before, After” promises to be an exhibition that not only reflects on the past but also inspires a dialogue about cultural identity and collective memory. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with a pivotal moment in history through the lens of contemporary art.

To learn more about ReflectSpace, a program funded by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Trust, please visit our program page.