There's a reason we love art camps and this is primarily it - you don't have to
stare at the walls and try to look all deep. You can instead, just talk to the
artist who painted it and ask the question that's been eating at you - what the
hell does that picture mean?
Eleven of the finest artists of the city and the country will gather to answer
these and other inane questions at Krishnakriti, a 5-day art camp. They will also
paint tales in their own brand of colours to mark the event, which is going to
be an annual one starting this year.
They are, all eleven of them, recognized for their striking styles and contemporary
images. Alok Bhattacharya, Chippa Sudhakar, Gurcharan Singh,Rajeswara Rao and
Srinivas Reddy all have their signatures recognized at art galleries across the
world. Sisir Sahana and his lovely glazed glass sculptures, Shuvaprasanna's unique
medium of rice paper and charcoal, and Prabhakar Kolte's luminous abstracts will
share a wall with Charan Singh's ink and gold imagery, and Kanchan Dasgupta's
textured graphical works.
The proceeds from this exhibition will go toward scholarships for gifted students
of art. The event will also be peppered with a few cultural programmes:
7 Jan, 12 noon - Opening Ceremony
8 Jan, 6 pm - Hawaiin Guitar and Tabla compositions by Pandit Brijbhushan Kabra,
Pandit Debashish and Pandit Tanmoy Bose
11 Jan, 6 pm - Celebrity Evening, plus exhibition and sale of paintings
The concert and the closing event are by-invitation-only, but the art camp and
the exhibition are open to all. For further details please contact Sudeep Ghose