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Exhibit/Artist Opening - The Industrial Folk Art of Abraham Megerdichian

This event, hosted by Mr. Robert Megerdichian, is really a full-throated expression of a son's love for his father, Abraham, sharing with all of us his machinist father's love for his work.

 Abraham Megerdichian

Abraham Megerdichian

Abraham Megerdichian was born in 1923 to Armenian immigrants. After completing a special machinists' technical training secondary education and serving in the United States Navy in World War II, he then worked a full career at General Electric in Lynn, Massachusetts.

During the early 1960s, Mr. Megerdichian began using his 20 minute breaks to craft precious keepsakes for family and fiends. His earliest items were utilitarian, domestic, and full size. As his technical proficiency increased, however, his works became more intricate, smaller, and often included many very small parts.

Among these items created entirely out of metal to please and amuse were jewelry, doll house furniture, a cash register, a miniature vacuum cleaner, a tool box with individual tools to scale, toy trucks and cars, and a train set. Over the course of his working life, Abraham Megerdichian created over 400 metal art objects.

 A wagon with a keg

A wagon with a keg

Please join us for a special evening hosted by Abraham Megerdichian's son, Robert, who will give a short talk about his father's life, art, and legacy, and will be on hand to discuss Abraham's work and what it was like to grow up the son of such a talented and generous tradesman-artist.

This event runs from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Admission is free. Please RSVP by clicking the button below.

We hope to see you on March 14th!

 A machinist's toolbox

A machinist's toolbox

Earlier Event: March 3
Archery at the Museum
Later Event: March 15
2nd Shift Concert: Joyce Andersen