Governor inaugurates Painting Exhibition at Raj Bhavan
Governor inaugurates Painting Exhibition at Raj Bhavan; announces prizes for artists & students
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari inaugurated a painting exhibition on the theme of ‘Culture and Folk Arts of Maharashtra’ at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Friday (7th Feb).
Mentioning that Maharashtra is a land of culture and heritage, the Governor congratulated the artists for capturing the essence of the cultural richness of Maharashtra.
The Governor congratulated senior artists and Post Graduate students of Sir J J School of Art whose paintings were selected for the exhibition and announced prizes for the participating artists. The paintings will be kept on permanent display at various buildings in Raj Bhavan.
The day long Painting Exhibition was organized by the South Central Zone Cultural Centre in association with Sir J J School of Arts.
Dean of Sir J J School of Arts Dr Vishwanath Sable said that Raj Bhavan is visited by various national and international dignitaries and heads of State. He said, the paintings on Maharashtra’s culture to be displayed at Raj Bhavan will provide the State guests a glimpse of the rich culture and heritage of the State while at the same time give a sense of pride to the artists.
The themes chosen for the paintings included Shri Vitthal of Pandharpur and the annual Pandharichi Wari, Khandoba of Jejuri, Saptashringi Devi, paintings in Ajanta and Ellora, images of Lord Buddha, forts of Maharashtra, folk artists of Maharashtra, Mumbai city, customs and traditions of Maharashtra, etc.
Shrikant Jadhav, Suresh Awari, Parshuram Sutar, Anil Naik , Philip DeMello, Keshav Kasar, Dr Douglas John and other artists and students participated in the Exhibition.
Director of South Central Zone Cultural Centre Dr Deepak Khirwadkar, Director of Art Rajiv Mishra, artists and students of Art were present.