Threatened artists display paintings at Shiroor mutt

Threatened artists display paintings at Shiroor mutt

Shiroor mutt seer Lakshmivara Theertha having a look at a painting at the exhibition. DH photo

The painting exhibition of Purushotham Adve and Jayawanth began in Shirur Mutt on Saturday. In fact, painting expo Eternal Gnesha by the artists Purushotham Adve and Jayawanth was forcibly stopped from displaying at Fortune Inn Valley View by Sanathana Samsthe activists on Friday. Later, it was decided to hold exhibition at Drishti art gallery. However, it was shifted from there to Shiroor Mutt following another threat.

The expo will be held for three days. As many as 13 paintings are on display, said Adve.
Those who come in way of exhibiting such piece of art are insulting artists, said Shiroor seer.

The art exhibition by Parkala Chandra Art School at Hotel Ramakrishna hall also received threat by the Sanathana Samsthe. In this background, the exhibition was shifted to Shiroor mutt.

 As many as 32 paintings are on display, said School in-charge Vishweshwara Parkala.
Though Sanathana Samsthe activitsts had threatened the exhibition of paintings by Drishya Art School, the organisers did not care. The art expo was inaugurated on Saturday evening.

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