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Sato Moughalian on Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian ~ September 21, 2019

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Sato Moughalian, "Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art David Ohannessian"

Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 4:00 pm, at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345

Copies of Feast of Ashes will be available for purchase at the event.

Feast of Ashes tells the story of David Ohannessian, the renowned ceramicist who in 1919 founded the art of Armenian pottery in Jerusalem, where his work and that of his followers is now celebrated as a local treasure.

Ohannessian’s life story is revealed by his granddaughter Sato Moughalian, weaving together family narratives with newly unearthed archival findings. Witnessing her personal quest for the man she never met, we come to understand a universal story of migration, survival, and hope.

Sato Moughalian is an award-winning flutist in New York City and Artistic Director of Perspectives Ensemble, founded in 1993 to explore and contextualize works of composers and visual artists. Since 2007, Ms. Moughalian has also traveled to Turkey, England, Israel, Palestine, and France to uncover the traces of her grandfather’s life and work, has published articles, and gives talks on the genesis of Jerusalem's Armenian ceramic art.

As part of the program, Sato Moughalian, flutist, and Alyssa Katahara, harpist, will perform three works by Gomidas Vartabed. Ms. Katahara's appearance has been made possible by the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, in collaboration with Perspectives Ensemble.

For more information call the Ararat-Eskijian Museum at 747-500-7584 or e-mail

Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), with additional support from the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.

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