Art camp marks K K Hebbar's 100th birth anniversary

Art camp marks K K Hebbar's 100th birth anniversary

Task Force for Implementation of 3rd Finance Commission Report Chairman A G Kodgi                    releasing K K Hebbar’s collections of line drawings in Udupi on Friday. DH Photo

The celebrations are organised to mark the 100th birth anniversary celebrations of late Dr K K Hebbar.

Speaking after inaugurating the celebrations, Task Force for Implementation of 3rd Finance Commission Report Chairman A G Kodgi said undivided Dakshina Kannada district is the treasure of artists coming from various disciplines. Every art has its own footprints of remarkable legacy in the layers of the soil in this area. The State government is supporting art activities by allocating enough funds for the promotion of art. The rich heritage of various arts should be conserved and proliferated for the future generations, he added.

Veteran artist Peter Louis said art is a medium of language and artists converse through art. Art is nothing but the facsimiles of the artists’ psychological emotions. An artist can do justice to his work only when he will be able to associate his art with the surrounding culture and environment. Artists are the representatives of culture. Art is not meant to connote imaginary prosperity, rather it is the means of expressing creative reality, he said and added that the late artist is the gift of coastal soil to the world of art, he said.

The collections of line drawings by Dr K K Hebbar “Serigraphs” were released on the occasion. As many as 25 artists from across undivided Dakshina Kannada district including senior artists like Ramesh Rao, K L Bhat, Ganesh Somayaji, Praveen Kumar, Purushottam Adve, Vishveshwar Parkala, Rajendra Kedige and Anil Devadiga are taking part in the art camp that began on Friday. Artist Peter Louis unveiled the art camp by scribbling the picture of hen on the canvas. A CD on Dr K K Hebbar as an innovator was released on the occasion.

Dr K K Hebbar’s daughter Rekha Hebbar will hold a demonstration on line drawings on September 18. The speakers in the workshop include A Eshwarayya, Dr Mahalinga Bhat, P N Acharya, K S Serigar, Giridhar Kasnis and B S Krishna Shetty. Workshop will elaborate on various facets of paintings and line drawings besides focusing on the art journey of the veteran artist Dr K K Hebbar.

Sri Durgaparameshwari Yakshagana Kalaranga, Mandarti will stage Yakshagana on the occasion.

The valedictory ceremony will be attended by Minister for Kananda and Culture and Small Irrigation, Govind M Karajola. 

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