Fair at Metro Rangoli Centre draws art lovers in droves

Fair at Metro Rangoli Centre  draws art lovers in droves

Rangoli Art Centre on Mahatma Gandhi Road was a hub of activity on Saturday.

On display at a day-long exhibition-cum-sale was array of artworks by around 56 students, as also artists aged between 5 and 65, who had put their innate artistic talent in different media at Hands Up for Change event organised by Saakar Aakar Fine Arts, Drawing Class, Koramangala.

Not only did the exhibits draw art enthusiasts and common citizens in their droves to view and appreciate the works, but also saw scores of discerning few pick up a work or two for posterity as also to adorn their drawing and living rooms.

The works included sketches, oil pastels, pencil colours, 3D images, water and poster colours, jade art, one-stroke calligraphy, mural art and so on. Apart from artworks, souvenier objects-de-art such as hand-painted coffee mugs, piggy banks, refrigerator magnets, coasters, calendars, greeting cards and posters were there for the curio collectors to choose and cherish.

According to exhibit organiser and teacher Sarika Ruia, this was the third exhibition organised at Rangoli, “a platform for students to showcase their talent and sell their works.” “We want to show people art is not limited to a few but is for all. One need not be a professional artist to indulge in art. Here, people from all walks of life – IT professionals, students and engineers are showcasing their works.”

Seven-year-old Maansa Mahesh, whose drawings were on show, said, “I like to draw, hence I joined the classes. I want to learn from everyone present here on how to paint and draw on canvass.”

Likewise, Preedesh M, 38, an IT professional, said, “I sketch and now want to polish my skills because it is my passion. This way, I can express myself freely. This exhibition is a platform for artists to showcase themselves and learn from others.”

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