The Siri Artists Association is organising a group show of paintings by five artists - K Krishna Murthy, Dr. Theertham Balaji, Durga Bhagwan, Y Srikrishna and Dr. M Sujatha - from 19th to 23rd March, at Chitramayee - State Gallery Of Fine Arts, in Kavuri Hills, Madhapur. Titled Colour Frames, the exhibition has about 75 paintings on display. The artists are all part-timers who pursue art and painting as a hobby, and paint whatever comes to their mind.
K Krishna Murthy is a retired Branch Manager of Films Division. He has participated in several film festivals and fairs in different cities in India. He also worked as a Censor Board member in Doordashan. Painting was a hobby from childhood, and he has tried it in different media. He has taken part in 5 painting exhibitions and one workshop. He is a member of the team of artists who have participated in A Profile Of A Legend, an exhibition of Dr. ANR's portraits held recently.
Dr. Theertham Balaji a scientist by profession, and was fascinated by painting from childhood. He excelled in the Kalamkari style of painting which he learnt at the age of 12 from Late S Ramboji Naik, and received a National Award in 1992 from the President of India. He dedicates most his time to visiting ancient temples in the country, to study the sculpture of Hindu mythology. His awards include the Mahatma Gandhi Birth Centenary Award in 1986, 1990 and 1993, and the Outstanding Young Person Award in the year 1994 in Tirupati. He displayed one of Dr. ANR's portraits painted in the Kalamkari style of art in the exhibition at Ravindra Bharathi mentioned above.
Durga Bhagwan was born in a family of chartered accountants, who were also art lovers. Apart from oil paintings that she mostly does, she is also interested in the Nirmal style of painting. She has so far participated in 6 exhibitions, including A Profile Of A Legend. She loves Rajasthani art, and is keen to experiment in different media.
Y Srikrishna is a retired engineer. He has had a passion for painting, and has been a student of Siri for the last 3 years. He has participated in 3 group exhibitions and one workshop. He is also well-versed in clay painting. He had painted and displayed a portrait of Dr. ANR at the exhibition mentioned above.
Dr. M Sujatha a Homeopathic doctor by profession, and is currently working as a consultant for a BPO company. Painting has been her passion since childhood, and she likes to paint portraits of landscapes and still life. She has tried her hand on water colors, oils and Nirmal paintings. She has participated in A Profile Of A Legend, too.
Siri Artists Association is based at the Siri Drawing & Oil Painting Institute, Himayathnagar. The institute has completed 15 years of existence. The students of the institute include school children, college students, home makers, employees from all walks of life, and retired employees. The institute has conducted 6 oil painting exhibitions, and has also held a workshop for the senior students at Shilparamam. The Profile Of A Legend was the recent achievement in which the institute showcased portraits of the legendary Telugu film actor Dr. Akkineni Nageswara Rao, which has earned the appreciation of all the visitors.
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