These three distinguished artists are ones whom you would come-by in everyday life. While Dr. Jayanth has illustrated textbooks, VV Swamy has illustrated book-jackets, and B. Shanmukha Chari has, like the others, participated in many shows across AP. It is a refreshing change therefore, from art too abstract to touch most people. They are close home, describing events in mundane life with their creative masterstrokes. As much as an RK Narayan, their brilliance lies in how quickly you relate to what they are conveying.
That is not to say, by any means, that these artists don't belong in the crème de la crème.
Dr. Jayanth has received a Government Of India fellowship for Theater Architecture, and won awards from the AP Lalita Kala Academy, Hyderabad Art Society, All India Fine Arts And Crafts Society etc. His paintings are also in the collection of Salarjung Museum, Archeological Museum, AP, and many private collections.
VV Swamy, has done over 2000 paintings in water oil acrylic colors, both in traditional and modern styles, on different themes such as My Village, Rocks, Electric Power (Graphics), Nehru and his vision, Ganesha, Hyderabad etc.
His paintings are in the collections of Mrs. Begum Abida Ahmed (Delhi), Dr. NM Chodonsky (USA) among others. He has received honors from the Andhra Association, New Delhi, Andhra Educational Society, New Delhi, Mega Citizen Award, 1997, Ugadi Puraskar, 1998, by the Delhi Telugu Academy , External Affairs Minister Of Kirgia Soviet Socialist Republic, Cultural Affairs, British High Commission etc. His name was also listed in the Limca Book Of Records.
B. Shanmukha Chari, has participated in lots of group-shows and one man-shows including Defence Community Hall, Kalabhavan, Hyderabad, AP State Level Student Exhibition, 63rd All India Art Exhibition, All India Fine Arts And Crafts Society, 2004, 8th AP State Level Exhibition Of Art etc. He has won an award from AP Lalita Kala Bhavan in 1973.
The group exhibition is titled Triveni - Confluence Of Flowing Colors, and is being organized at Lakshana Art Gallery. The inauguration on the 6th of January will have Sri. KV Ramanachary, IAS, Commissioner, I&PR, as the chief-guest.
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