Vaishnavi, the multi-talented artist

Daughter of K Chittaranjan Rao and Prabhavathi, Vaishnavi’s first solo exhibition ‘Chithaprabhavali’ (a merger of her parent’s names), was inaugurated at Prasad Art Gallery on Thursday.

This young artist hails from a village called Bala near Surathkal and is studying in X standard at Aided Vidyadayini High School. She learnt art from Kalabharathi Art School under the guidance of art teacher Manoranjini.

Multi-talented kid

Art is not limited to painting for Vaishanvi. She is an excellent Veena player and has passed Junior examination in Veena with high grades. She has completed her Junior examination in classical singing and is now preparing for senior examination.

Vaishnavi is also a trained Bharathanatyam dancer who has completed her Junior and Senior examinations with first class.

This little artist can get tough as well because she has passed her black belt in Karate with first class and has won many awards at district, taluk and state level.

“Girls should know how to protect themselves. Self-defence is very important”, says Vaishnavi explaining the reason why she learnt Karate. Vaishnavi is also very good at studies and is trained in abacus.

“I want to excel in everything I do,” says Vaishnavi and adds she loves to be busy all the time. It is with this liking that she spends her time productively learning all those things what she is interested in.

“Every child has ability. It’s the duty of the parents to give motivation and support them in living their dream,” says proud father Chittaranjan Rao.

Vaishnavi’s art teacher Manoranjani is all praise for her disciple for her dedication and punctuality.“It rains or it shines Vaishnavi is present in her classes. Her will power should motivate other children,” says Manoranjini.

The walls of Prasad Art Gallery are adorned with Vaishnavi’s paintings which mostly depict the culture of Dakshina Kannada beautifully. Apart from that Vaishnavi has painted portraits of gods, festivities, cartoons and sceneries.

The exhibition, which has displayed more than 30 art pieces created by Vaishnavi will be open for the public till November 14.



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