Paul Miktarian discovered his artistic talent when he created his first cats 8 years ago for “Painting the Tale,” an art program organized by Pacesetters, Inc. A Sparta resident, Miktarian applied for a small vocational grant for art supplies and set up a home studio. Today he is a successful artist whose paintings of cats, dogs, owls, other animals, and especially his houses are purchased by collectors. He has had four one-person exhibits. His honors include Best of Show in WAVES’ exhibit “Through the Artist Window” and being selected for the “Artists Voices” exhibit at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville.
Pacesetters, Inc., is a nonprofit agency with five centers serving persons with disabilities. Pacesetters’ “Painting the Tale” art program is led by visual artists Merritt Ireland, Ramie Nunnley, and storyteller Marcia Donovan as artists-in-residence.
(January - April, 2013)