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.

Palnita, Art of the Ancient Americans

Palnita, Art of the Ancient Americans (pen and ink, 2011) is an abstract drawing inspired by the inhabitants of North America, as they existed approximately twelve thousand years ago. The blues, greys and greens form a purposeful shape that evokes … Continue reading

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Hidden House

Look at this old residence. There are stories that occurred within this home’s walls, but in the viewer’s world these stories don’t exist. We tend to pass by old homes because we don’t give much thought to the human history … Continue reading

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Maybe

Today I want to talk about the poem on pet loss, titled “Maybe”. LEAVES OF YOUTH readers can find it on page 222. I wrote “Maybe” in 2009, after a neighborhood cat got hit by a car. I’d been very friendly … Continue reading

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A Genuine Moment in Time

Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe my idea isn’t as much of a grabber as I think. Here it is: What if we discovered, today, a locked-in-amber moment that took place 84-years ago? A moment that was an exchange between two people, … Continue reading

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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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