Gurgaon Art Festival brings together 50 artists, 200 works

September 11th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Gurgaon, Sep 11 (IANS) The annual Gurgaon Art Festival beginning here Wednesday will be a symphony of senior artists with upcoming ones, bringing together over 50 painters and sculptors displaying more than 200 landscapes, figurative, abstract, semi-abstract, realistic and spiritual works of art.

Visitors will also get a chance to interact with professional artists through a host of activities like art workshops, portrait making and clay modelling.

There will also be free art lessons for underprivileged children by Gurgaon based NGO Saksham Bal Vikas Sansthan during the four-day event that concludes Sunday.

Curator Maandavi S. Sharma, whose brainchild the event is, has handpicked the paintings and sculptures created by 51 eminent and upcoming artists from across the country.

“A variety of styles and forms in art covering some traditional and modern trends would be exhibited at the show to encourage the artists, promote them and unveil their talent to art enthusiasts, media and the common man,” a statement from the organisers, C’est La Vie!, said.

Distinguished names in the art fraternity like Prithvi Soni, Suhas Roy, Dhiraj Choudhury, J.M.S. Mani, Tejinder Kanda, Prabir Bagchi and Prabal Roy, among others, will be showcasing their works.

Art buyers, collectors, media, the art fraternity, embassies, architects, interior designers as well as Indian and multinational corporate houses and executives will be present on the occasion to honour and support the participants.

“Unlike other art shows, The Gurgaon Art Festival is a Celebration of Art. The display will be positive, soulful and happy. The pieces displayed at the festival celebrate the love for art that is much more than the ornamental value. It is a vibrant event buzzing with activity in every corner.

“Professional artists will be assisting guests in painting their imagination on canvas in the Creative Corner while portrait artists will be making exquisite portraits of the guests and sculptors will help enthusiastic guests in giving shape to their imagination,” the statement said.

Over the years, the organisers have built a huge talent pool comprising of more than 600 artists from across the nation since its initiation and have serious intent to showcase them all in a series of such events.

The event will also host workshops for socially and economically challenged children at all the shows.

“Engaging through NGOs, the festival aims to give right exposure to children, help them realize the beauty of art and motivate their artistic dreams,” the statement said.

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