Sunday, 13 December 2009 - Mr. Krikor Norikian received the Saint Mesrob Mashdotz Insignia
Antelias - Beirut
On Friday 11 December 2009, His Holiness Aram I honoured Mr. Krikor Norikian with the Insignia of St. Mesrob Mashdotz during a ceremony held at the Gulbenkian Hall of Cilicia Museum.
On this ceremony were present Fathers Elias Yeghiayan, Vartan Kazandjian and Nareg Louissian.
Armenian and Lebanese speakers presented the artist and his paintings. Speakers emphasized the way in which the style and choice of colours of Krikor Norikian express the anger, the dreams and hopes of the Armenian people.
Before giving the award His Holiness Aram I said: “Krikor Norikian and his cohorts opened a new page in Armenian Art History. The paintings of the artist, with their shapes and colours, reflect the message of hope of the Armenian Church and the joys and sorrows of the Armenian people.