Painting exhibition at Gaiety Theater offers colorful treat


The ongoing two days long painting exhibition; that is Nov 26 and 27; organized by the Charu Castel Foundation in association with the department of Language Art and Culture Himachal, at the Historic Gaiety Theatre, the Mall, Shimla is definitely a treat for eyes.

While informing about the exhibition Kapoor V. Bhan, the Chief Organizer said, “This exhibition has been put up by us all so that people can experience the best of art work produced by the students all around the country as these are some best scanned works that we received during IInternational Devbhoomi nternational Painting Competition held in October this year. We have honored 11 teachers too.”

“This is the fourth time that we have organized this competition in Himachal and we received paintings on various social evil themes like Child labour, Beti bachaao and child abuse to name some. Other than that there are also paintings on religion, sketches and females in group. 80 students were awarded top prizes and 450 students were given constellation prizes”, he informed further.

“Art Castel has also been opened by us for the fine female artists in Ghaziabad, where they will be allowed a week’s free stay, so that they can explore and visit various galleries in Delhi”, he added further.

While commenting on the work displayed Aman Kumar, a local resident said, “Some works are really great and in sketches some feel quiet horrible as I saw Aishwarya Rai but may be the child who made it must be really too young to sketch her. All I can say it was a good treat for us all.”
There are more than 750 painting on display, which are being showcased by changing them all at regular intervals. The exhibition is a good opportunity for both, the art lovers and artists, to share, learn, and appreciate the rich art culture.

By Ritanjali Hastir, Freelance Journalist, Shimla

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