The Armenian Artists

This past weekend I grabbed my European Volunteer Service friends, and we popped over to Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city, for an art tour provided by the Berlin Hotel. The weather was quite the foil to last week’s sunny, crisp sort, but the day was still so charming, made up of long, quiet, gray rides through rain and flat lands and punctuated by endearing men and women armed for everyday with paintbrushes and homemade wine. The above picture is the table of the first artist, Hakob Hovahnnisyan.He lives in a small village, Gusanagyugh, where he moved only a few years…