Author Archives: Ara Hagopian's The LITERATE Show

About Ara Hagopian's The LITERATE Show

For over thirty years, I have enjoyed drawing beautiful shapes and writing complementary stories. The imagery tends to focus on our place in the world—whomever or whatever we may be. I am influenced by Twentieth Century history—I read vintage magazines, books and letters. Inspiration comes from visualizing human achievement and personal interaction—derived from people, places and things which may be obscure, but never insignificant. My pen-and-ink THE MAGNIFICENT RECOVERY was selected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for their 2008 summer art auction.

Charleston Wanderings

The summer of 2017 is coming to an end and I’d like to share some new photographs and writing with you. This is my first exhibit for 2017 so thank you for taking a look. Charleston Wanderings is a photography … Continue reading

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Lady’s Night on the Town

Young people love New York City. They love the grand size, the shopping opportunities, and the legacy of glitz and stardom. This isn’t just where William Irish wrote Deadline at Dawn; this is where that novel took place, in six … Continue reading

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The Way Home

The Way Home illustrates the story of a woman who’s chosen to leave a routine life to pursue her dreams in a faraway city. She’s decided to break from established family ways in order to venture out on her own. … Continue reading

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Embrace

NON-FICTION, 820 words. One day last fall at Brothers deli, I became acquainted with a charming lady in her seventies. I had plenty of free time and she said she did as well, being recently retired. I sat with her … Continue reading

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Made in America

The Made in America photograph is a blend of two centuries, where a ninety-year-old sidewalk provided an entrance for a beautiful lady—a lady of today—who’s on the go. Both subjects capture our attention with their unique charms. The 1920’s-era Massachusetts … Continue reading

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A Sunny Day on West Street

FICTION- 1,800 WORDS. At a used bookstore’s open-air lot in Boston, the vertical lines were trying their best. Hundreds of book spines leaned left and right, but stood with their crowd. A simple wooden shelf, its back panel splattered with … Continue reading

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Arcaylis, Element of Land, Sea and Sky

Arcaylis, Element of Land, Sea and Sky (drawing completed in 2007). This picture was drawn as a sister piece to 2005’s Enoxx, Season of Four Weathers. I used a wide range of magic markers for Arcaylis, the entire concept and … Continue reading

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