August 26, 2013

"The Artvolution" of Sarkis

"The Artvolution" of  Sarkis is coming to Las Vegas!

The Art of Sarkis will be featured at The Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts September 21 through November 23, 2013 These two works of art, "Aphrodite plugged in", mixed media on canvas, 40" x 45" and "Holographic Excavation, Roma to Infinity II", mixed media on canvas 40" x 50" will be featured in a group show at the Museum.  Located at the NEONOPOLIS, second level, the Museum is right in all the action of "The Freemont Experience" on Freemont Street. These two works of art depict the unique creativity of artist Sarkis Mazmanian, combining images of classical Greek Sculptures with an Abstract Expressionism twist. Sarkis brings all the different elements together with neon hued bursts of color in a very exciting way. The two pieces are presented in a tapestry format, which is perfect for these hip, contemporary images. This format gives the pieces a light and airy feeling. Sarkis brings his masterly rendering to "Holographic Excavation" with his very detailed depiction of the broken classical statuary.  The opening reception at the museum is Saturday, September 21, 2013  5;30 p.m. to 8;30 p.m. Its well worth the trip to Las Vegas to experience the "artvolution" of Sarkis!

June 28, 2013

Spiritual Living Arts Award

Artist Sarkis Mazmanian is the first recipient of the Centers for Spiritual Living Arts Award!

Rev Dr. John B Waterhouse President of the Centers for Spiritual Living awarded Sarkis Mazmanian the Arts Award. In presenting the award to Sarkis he stated that the Global Vision of Centers for Spiritual Living includes the statement, "We envision a world which has renewed its emphasis on beauty, nature, and love through the resurgence of creativity, art, and aesthetics.Your work in the world epitomizes the spirit of this vision."

March 12, 2013

Papal Portrait

      A grand and sweeping portrait of Pope Benedict XVI by Artist Sarkis Mazmanian is now unveiled ! To view this magnificent work of art visit and click on the portraits icon   A life size 3/4 length grand portrait of Pope Benedict XVI is now on view at  It is elegant and luxurious with a true sense of grandeur, depicting the Pontiff in St Peter's Basilica. He is seen in front of the Throne of St. Peter, the stained glass oval depicting the Holy Spirit seen in the upper right section of the painting  The Pontiff is seen bestowing blessings to all  This is a portrait done in the grand manner, filled with color, brilliance and theatricality The opulence of the papal robes are painted with brilliant use of loose brush strokes conveying the rich golden hued robes and shimmering jewels adorning the Popes vestments
      The face and hands of the Pontiff are painted with great sensitivity, capturing the spiritual depth of the Pope. Pope Benedict XVI was very pleased with the portrait.

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