Skip to content Skip to navigation

Int'l art event underway at Guwahati

A host of legendary international artists from across the globe today paid rich tributes to the legendary doyen of Assamese cultural milieu Jyoti Prasad Agarwalla on the occasion of Silpi Diwas at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati as part of the ongoing OFAIES, 2016.

Narayan Konwar, Secretary, Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra paid floral tributes to the portrait of Jyoti Prashad Agarwalla in the morning on the occasion of the doyen’s birth anniversary.

The ongoing event OFAIES, 2016 is organized by the Olympic Fine Arts Association (OFAA), Finland, in association with Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra with support of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Assam.

The weeklong event will conclude on the 22nd of January where master artists were seen performing live in the Kalakshetra in the first of its kind Exhibition and live paintings to be hosted by India.

MGVK Bhanu, Addl. Chief Secretary, Home & Political, Assam also paid a visit to the exhibition and witnessed the live paintings of the Olympian artists and was mesmerized by seeing the exchange of ideas happening with the local artists. He said “the cultural exchange will go a long way in helping the budding artists of our region to learn intestacies of different forms of painting and professionally established artists too will find a good platform to interact and swap ideas”. Some 30 established artists from 18 districts of the State have taken part in the interaction programme.

Mon Thet, an artist from Myanmar has poured his rich tribute to the legend of Assamese art and culture as he painted a portrait of Jyoti Prashad Agarwalla in Acrylic on Canvas titled: “My Honour to the Legend”.  

 

Author info

AT News's picture

Assam Times Staff. editor@assamtimes.org

Add new comment

Random Stories

2 youths arrested at GMCH

10 May 2014 - 9:42am | AT News
City police have arrested two youths from the Gauhati Medical College Hospital premises charging the duo with misbehaving with a lady doctor and offering incestuous proposals on Saturday.The incident...

Assam beckons German investment

2 Feb 2008 - 4:49am | editor
German has evinced keen interest in the exchange of experts in sev eral sectors with Assam. This was disclosed on Friday while a 15-member delegation of German parliamentarians called on Assam Chief...

Is Hindu Renaissance a cure or a curse?

9 Jun 2008 - 7:10pm | OmarLutherKing
This frequently asked question needs to be answered: ‘Is Hindu Renaissance a cure or a curse?’ The reality that I, a Christian by faith, am a descendent of a Hindu by accident of birth of...