PAHALGAM, JUN 4: The week-long National Art Workshop ‘Kavyabhoomi’ organized by Master Sansar Chand Baru Memorial Charitable (MSCBC) Trust in collaboration with Petronet LNG at Pahalgam in Kashmir entered into Day-2 here today.
It is pertinent to mention here that the workshop has been organized to give impetus to the genre of arts in the Valley and to encourage the young and budding artists to explore their hidden artistic talent.
The renowned artists leading the national arts workshop are reflecting different themes and aspects of art making the endeavour a world class experience for the budding artists and the lovers of art. A total of eleven artists including five from Kashmir and others from different parts of the country are taking part in the workshop.
Prominent among other artists entrusted the responsibility to do the spade work for the national arts workshop are Laxmipriya Panigrahi, Bhakti Vilas Lad, Nilisha J Phad, Kishore Roy, Vikram Nayak, Digbijayee Khatua, Snober Jeelani Shah, Naushad Hussain, Azim Hassan, Zargar Zahoor and Javaid Iqbal.
Artist Nilisha J Phad from Delhi while interacting with this reporter said that she has done a master’s in portraits and was very enthusiastic to participate in this workshop in Kashmir. While pointing to her artistic creation in the workshop, she said “In my work I have tried to reflect duality focussing on human nature. She thanked the organizers of the workshop for providing the opportunity to the artists to create and display their works in such a beautiful destination i.e. Pahalgam.
Laxmipriya Panigrahi from Amritsar said that Pahalgam is a very beautiful place and an exceptional destination for artists to create their works, especially in view of the fact that the panoramic view acts as a catalyst to further sharpen the artists’ creativity and skill. While standing beside her artistic creation she said it was really a nice experience to meet different people during the workshop here, she asserted.
Snober Jeelani Shah from Srinagar while pointing towards her creation at the workshop said that her field is materialism and she is working on contrasts. She lauded the organizers for providing them a proper platform to improve and display their artistic skills and bringing out the best in them by providing them national level exposure.
Bhakti Vilas Lad from Mumbai while talking to this reporter stated, “ I like to be part of this workshop as it has provided a unique chance to enhance our creativity amid beautiful valleys. I work in articulate/ figurative style including even displaying emotions.”
Anuradha Rishi while interacting with this reporter said Art plays an important role in grooming the children but the sad part of the story is that toddlers in J&K remained away from this virtue due to turmoil in the region. However, despite such hardship, the inherent quality of people of J&K had ensured that they could learn the basics and grasp the rudimentary knowledge, she added. She assured to bring more art projects to J&K to help children to become ardent lovers of this field.