Gangtok: November 28, 2011
The historic exhibition on art and painting with International level artists started in Gangtok on November 24, 2011 at White Hall. Secretary of Culture affairs and Heritage Department (CHD), Government of Sikkim Nalini Pradhan inaugurated the six days long art exhibition on contemporary painting of India.
While addressing the gathering Secretary Pradhan stressed that to encourage the local talents, appreciation is must as art is difficult to understand. Art is very difficult than writing because art needs more expression, she added.
She further mentioned that cultural department has and will encourage local artists through different programmes and young talents should come forward to grab the opportunity.
Similarly famous artist from Darjeeling Hemu Rai informed that there is less exhibition organised in Sikkim as compared to that of Darjeeling. Such type of art exhibition is very much needed to boost the local talents in the field, she said. An art is a gift of god but at the same time patience is most important in the
field as it is a very hard subject compared to literature,she added.
Similarly local artist Bijaymani Thulung informed that everybody has unique talents of their own but due to lack of platforms the talent does not come out.
Around 29 beautiful art and paintings of 14 different famous artists is displayed in the exhibition. Among the prominent artists includes that of M F Husain, Bhupen Khakhar, Arpana Caur, Manjita Bawa, Arpita Singh, Tyeb Mehta, Amrita Shergil and Janmini Roy.
The programme is being organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relation (ICCR) New Delhi, in collaboration with Cultural Affairs Heritage Department, Government of Sikkim. The six day long Art exhibition will end on 30th November 2011.