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Chemould Art Gallery-Smita Art to hold Prayas in Kolkata

Chemould Art Gallery-Smita Art to hold Prayas in Kolkata

India Blooms News Service | | 24 Jun 2015, 09:43 pm
Kolkata, June 24 (IBNS): Smita Art, in association with Chemould Art Gallery, will hold Prayas-an art initiative aimed at providing a platform to upcoming and senior contemporary artists of West Bengal to interact closely and share their views and ideas during a 60-day period.

Prayas will be held at the Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata from June 30 to Aug 31 between 12 noon and 7 pm daily.

This 60-day period will be split into twelve 5-day phases in each of which there will be an exhibition of paintings or sculptures of eight to ten artists, with one of them being a senior, well-known artist and playing a pivotal role in the interactions and sharing of views and ideas.

Well-known artists who will play this role are Apurba Pal, Chhatrapati Dutta, Biraj Kumar Paul, Dhiren Shasmal, Dilip Chaudhuri, Bimal Kundu, Subrata Das, Niranjan Pradhan, Biswapati Maity, Partha Roy, Sekhar Kar and Thota Vaikuntam.

These twelve 5-day exhibitions will be open to the public.

These twelve 5-day exhibitions apart, there will be art workshops with the active participation of the senior artists, guest artists and the young and upcoming artists, as well as an ‘addar ashor’ (storytelling session) with the participation of eminent art critics.