Artists paint spirit of Independence Day

Artists paint spirit of Independence Day

Association of British Scholars Secretary Dr S M Shivaprakash and other artists at the                      Independence Day Exhibition held at Officers Club in Mangalore on Monday. DH Photo

Spirit of freedom was celebrated by Mangalorean artists who displayed breathtaking masterpieces at Officers Club on Monday.

The Independence Day Exhibition which was mainly organised to encourage the district’s budding artists had magnificent art pieces painted by children along with the senior artists of the district.

Excited Shubham Varnekar, student St Aloysius High School whose paintings were selected for the expo told Deccan Herald that such an opportunity is a great motivation for him and his classmates.

Student of Canara School Vaibhav Shenoy M said that he wants to be a full time artist once he grows up. The student who has studied art for five years points out to his water colour paintings exclaiming his happiness about them being selected for display.

The expo also had paintings of students Neha B of Canara School Urva, Akshay Raj of St Aloysius School and Ananya M of St Rita School.

The exhibition jointly organised by Association of British Scholars, Officers Club and Artists Combine also had paintings from several veterans.

 Dr S M Shivaprakash displaying his vivid collection of portraits done by him on the spot. Artist Sharath Holla showed the union of nature and human in his paintings.

Artist Chitramitra was all set with his canvas and easel, painting a picture of Ganesha at the venue demonstrated the techniques of painting to the children who  visited  the exhibition.

Tilak Raj Attavar had managed to capture the coastal essence with a painting of a fisherwoman selling her catch.

Ganesh Somayaji had five of his water colour paintings, with one bringing back the nostalgic memories of the old car street in Mangalore.

Artist Panduranga Rao had displayed collection of Batik art on a cloth.

Earlier inaugurating the expo Deputy Commissioner Dr N S Channappa Gowda stressed on the need to encourage budding artists and appreciated the motive of the expo.

Shubham Vernaker won the first place in the drawing competition held for the children of the members of Officers Club.

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