What it is: In 2017 the first Armenian Evangelical Church, established in New York, celebrated 120 years as a community. The community was formed by Armenians escaping the Armenian genocide of 1915 and finding a home in the heart of Manhattan. Today their community is thriving with homeless outreach programs, youth programs, and Bible studies. The banquet was to celebrate their past, grow for the future, and spread their message of hope.
What I did: I worked collaboratively with church directors to plan and set up the banquet event for over 200 people. As art director, I created and produced the visual materials including a program booklet, decorative posters, and visuals for fundraising, including a silent auction. I also worked with a company overseas in Bethlehem to design and produce a commemorative cross made of olive wood special for this occasion.
Armenian Evangelical Church of New York website HERE
Play to watch a flip through of the program booklet.
Photo Credit: Glennis LaRoe