Over 30 artist to showcase talent at week-long ‘Live Art Festival’ in Kutch

Bhuj: Over 30 painters and sculptors from across the country including 11 from Gujarat will participate in a week-long ‘Live Art Festival’ at Sanghi Industries’ township, Sanghipuram in Kutch district from December 26 to January 1.

The event will bring together a mélange of renowned and emerging artists from all over India under one roof to be inspired and create masterpieces on varied media. The Inspiration for this year will be the contrasting and stunning landscape along with the vibrant culture and traditions of Kutch, Mrs. Anita Sanghi, Promoter of the fesitval today said.

Painters and Sculptors from Shanti Niketan, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Chennai will go live at the festival. From Gurucharan Singh’s figurative paintings to Seema Kohli’s feminine subjectivities; from rural exodus by Jagannath Panda to street scenes in walled city by Harshil Patel; from metaphorical landscapes of Ronak Sopariwala to realism & expressionism of Rakesh Patel; the art event would provide an opportunity for the guests to watch these and many more artists at work and promote the understanding of live art practice. This festival will indeed give momentum to ongoing initiatives towards promoting and encouraging emerging artists.

“This festival is intended to appreciate, promote & encourage emerging artists and bring together diverse cultures under one roof. Sublime beauty of Kutch, blessed with everything of nature – desert, mountain and ocean, provides an opportunity to artist painters to explore their creative perspectives,” She said.

List of Participating Artists – Harshil Patel, Karl Antao, Nabibakhsh Mansoori, Preksha Kapadia, Rakesh Patel, Roma Patel, Ronak Sopariwala, Vipul Prajapati, Vrindavan Solanki (all from Ahmedabad), Achuthan Kudallur (Chennai), Jaya Ganguly, Jayashree Chakravarty, Rathindranath Kanji (all from Kolkata), Charan Sharma, Gurucharan Singh, Nimisha Sharma, Vinod Sharma (all from Mumbai), G.R. Iranna, Jagannath Panda, Madhvi Parekh, Manish Pushkale, Manu Parekh, Pooja Iranna, Seema Kohli, Sidharth, Veer Munshi (all from New Delhi), Gautam Das, Prasanta Sahu, Sisir Sahana (all from Shantiniketan) and Arvind Suthar, Jayanti Rabadia (both from Vadodara).


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