City to host 'Chitra Santhe'

Paintings to be displayed from Metropole to Shivarampet

The connoisseurs of art and watercolour paintings get ready for a Chitra Santhe in the City for the first Chitra Santhe to be held on Oct 3 near Metropole Circle.

The event conceptualised on lines of Chitra Santhe that is held every year at Chitrakala Parishat in Bangalore, will be catering to artists, art lovers and art buyers.

The Chitra Santhe, Mysore - 2010 would be held under the aegis of Vishwamanava Vidyarthi Yuva Vedike, said Ravindra Joshi, honorary president of the forum.

Addressing a news conference here on Saturday, he said about 300 artists across the Country are expected to participate and display their paintings for exhibition and sale.

Metropole - Shivarampet

The day-long Chitra Santhe would be held from Metropole Circle in front of Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry and may be extended till Shivarampet.

Each artist is likely to display about 30-50 of their works, Ravindra Joshi said.

First of its kind

According to him, the initiative was the first of its kind in the cultural capital. It aimed to encourage the artists and provide a platform for the art lovers to appreciate and buy the best piece of work.

Similar programmes would be organised in Hubli and other cities too, he added.


The artists will arrive from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Praesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. Senior artist V B Hiregoudar would inaugurate the Santhe, he said.

Suresh Gowda, president of the Vedike, Sharath and others were present.

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