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June 22, 2017  17:45

Armenian-American Artist Norik Astvatsaturov to Receive National Endowment for Arts Fellowship

American-Armenian repoussé metal artist Norik Astvatsaturov will be one of nine 2017 National Heritage Fellowship recipients, who will each receive $25,000 and be honored in Washington, D.C. in September.

STEPANAKERT, JUNE 22, ARTSAKHPRESS: On June 19, the National Endowment for Arts (NEA) announced names of the recipients in a press statement, writes.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to honor these individuals for artistic mastery, as well as a commitment to sharing their traditions,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Our nation is a richer, more vibrant place because of these artists and the art forms they practice.”

Astvatsaturov was born in Baku in 1947.

Astvatsaturov and his family escaped the atrocities taking place against the Armenians in Azerbaijan in the late 1980s. They found refuge in Armenia and later the United States.

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