Jammu Tawi, April 16
An International Art Exhibition of Drawings and Prints in Black and White was inaugurated today by Larisa Surgina, Russian Curator and Ramesh Chander, Indian Curator, International Centre for Roerich under International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), in the Modern Art Galleries of the Centre at Naggar, District Manali (HP). The Exhibition has been organized by Himachal Art Heritage, Sunder Nagar (HP) in collaboration with ArtFort India, Chandigarh and Verman Cultural Celebrations, Jammu. Naveen Dhiman (HP) and Prabhinder Lall (Chandigarh), senior artists and Alexender Terevereve, Assistant Russian Curator were present on this occasion.
Sixty six works by thirty three artists including six artists from abroad have been displayed in the galleries. The exhibition would culminate on 22nd April, 2017. Art works of Jammu and Kashmir artists Jang S. Verman, a senior artist and Anuradha Devi and Shivali Jamwal, two young artists from Jammu, have been displayed in this International Art Exhibition.
Other participating artists were Professor (Dr.) Clemens Beungkun Sou (South Korea), Ashiar Naeem, Dubai, Liyu Wu, Taipe (Taiwan), Ruhsar Ozer, Istnabul (Turkey), Prof. (Dr.) Takis Alexiou, Athens (Greece) and Zumrur Ozmen, Izmir (Turkey) from abroad and Anand C Shende, Dalvinder Singh and others.
Art Fort India and Himachal Art Heritage in collaboration with other organizations have already organized International Art Exhibitions at New Delhi, Kolkatta, Nagar and Jammu and Art Camp at Naggar during the recent past.
The works reflect various trends of style as well as mediums used by the artists. Only Drawings and Prints in Black & White have been displayed in the show.
The purpose of organizing a show, entirely dedicated to black & white art works, is to revive the mediums in long tested visual expressions used by our ancestors to express and share their views.
The three artists from Jammu were Jang S. Verman, Anuradha Devi and Shivali Jamwal has already participated in many art exhibitions and camps in and outside the state at state, national and international levels.