Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurates ‘national tribal and north east art conclave’

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The Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), Dr. Mahesh Sharma at the inauguration of the “Festival of Tribal Arts”, organised by Lalit Kala Akademy, in New Delhi on March 28, 2017.

New Delhi: Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism inaugurated the “National Tribal and North East Conclave-2017” organized by Lalit Kala Akademi under Ministry of Culture here today. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mahesh Sharma applauded the creativity of the tribal communities, as also of the artists from the North East region and select contemporary artists. He said that the Conclave is a unique artistic event representing the important schools of Indian tribal art, alongside other art genres. He wished them grand success in their creative endeavours.

The conclave platform features more than a dozen forms of tribal art. Most of these artists from 100 and more artist contingents, have showcased their art forms at Festivals of India held abroad and distinguished platforms elsewhere. The handpicked coteries are fielding their master painters for the event. Some of the noteworthy forms on schedule are Cheriyal painters from Telangana, southern miniature paintings, Patachitra art from Odisha, fresco paintings from Rajasthan, as also Bhil, Mina works, and paintings on leather by artists from Andhra Pradesh. The event includes demonstrations of folk traditions that allow visitors to gauge the in-depth sourcing of their output.

As part of its ongoing effort to discover, nurture, promote and propagate quality art in India, the Akademi has organized this 7 days Conclave from 28th March, 2017 till 4th April, 2017 at the Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan Lawns, 35 Ferozshah Road, New Delhi. There was a gala Folk dance from the folk traditions of Rajasthan to kick start the Conclave in the right mood. The participating artists will be creating their genres of art and will also speak and interact with visitors and others, on all days of the event, from 11am to 5:00 pm.

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