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.

The State of Matters

I love the past. Which means I’m going to love today, someday. Preparing yourself, and being present. You can be either, but you can’t be both. While you’re preparing, you aren’t in action when people are counting on you. And … Continue reading

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Shaking A Case of the Blues

Seeing human qualities slipping away, when the potential’s never been higher for our neighbors’ accomplishments. Hearing the most vapid and foulest words from under-twenties who should be past all that. They should be damned ashamed with how they present themselves! … Continue reading

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For All the Good Ones Out There

I think you’re a good guy. I’m never going to know you, I can’t say this to you, you won’t ever read these words, and I still believe it. That is just the beginning of the power of who you … Continue reading

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I’m Writing for People Who Haven’t Yet Arrived

Do you know why you don’t see old men building houses? It’s because you’re looking at the wrong homes.

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Excited to Explore What I Have

You can travel, or you can explore right here at home. You can find something new on a trip by car or plane, or you can make a discovery in your reading room’s bookshelf. You can be honest with yourself … Continue reading

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What’s coming in 2023?

Let’s take a look at what I’ll be producing for you this year. Last year was the tenth anniversary of The Literate Show, a site where I pair a single original photograph or illustration with writing, to make a story. … Continue reading

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Model pictures from 2021 and 2022

It’s time to post my best model diorama and scenic shots from the past few years. I have tried not to show repeats from previous posts. You’ll be seeing fresh material. I have seventy-five pictures for you today. To make … Continue reading

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Speed of Goodbye

I was traveling eight hours on the I-81 highway out of West Virginia, and there was so much to not see. I was dismissive of the lands and numb to them; everything looked the same. I was in here, and … Continue reading

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No, Yes

You can be stopped in one cruel way, or you can go in many wonderful ways.

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With You

With you, I’m no longer seeking what to do today. It’s sunny and we’re in your truck, first to drop off some things for a friend, then to pick up our hot food for the game. You’re playing music and … Continue reading

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