C.K. Garabed: Art & Letters

Exhibition Location: Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries

C.K. Garabed (Charles G. Kasbarian) is best known for his writings and editorial projects, he is also a versatile visual artist. The Armenian Museum will be hosting an exhibition of his abstract watercolor paintings—the first exhibition of its kind in New England.

2015 marks the 25th year that Garabed has been producing his column, “Uncle Garabed’s Notebook,” a popular mainstay of the Armenian Weekly. For the last forty years, Garabed has researched and written about the etymology of Armenian surnames.  He recently released an online publication,”The Dikranagerd Vernacular Handbook,” the culmination of decades of speaking and studying the dialect and unique expressions of his ancestors from that province of Western Armenia. The exhibition will include displays of his writings.

Garabed will present a talk in his capacity as an artist and raconteur, assisted by writer and political cartoonist Lucine Kasbarian, his daughter.