2-day art ex­hi­bi­tion aims at pro­mot­ing lo­cal tal­ent

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

VASHI: The Navi Mum­bai Ben­gali As­so­ci­a­tion (NMBA) has taken an ini­tia­tive for the ama­teur artists of Navi Mum­bai.

Lo­cated in Sec­tor 6 of Vashi, the old­est as­so­ci­a­tion of Ben­galis in Navi Mum­bai is or­gan­is­ing an art ex­hi­bi­tion cum sale. There will also be work­shops at the ex­hi­bi­tion. Part of the pro­ceeds from the ex­hi­bi­tion cum sale will be used for a char­i­ta­ble cause.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will be in­au­gu­rated on De­cem­ber 4 at 6 pm at NMBA premises. It will be open on De­cem­ber 5 and 6 from 11am to 9pm.

A set of 30 se­lected works will be ex­hib­ited and will be put up for sale. The chief guests on the oc­ca­sion will be Nitin Keni, Ex Dean, depart­ment of Fine Arts, Mum­bai Univer­sity and Ex HOD, J.J col­lege of fine Arts, Milind Sathe - art pro­moter and cu­ra­tor, Gau­tam Pa­tole: artist and gal­lerist, Ru­pai Madan artist and sculp­tor, Ananya Ban­er­jee, a well known artist and celebrity chef and Ra­jesh Patil, Bach­e­lor of Fine arts in the year 1998 from JJ School of Ap­plied art.

Bi­vas Maity, gen­eral sec­re­tary of NMBA, said, “The art ex­hi­bi­tion has it­self a so­cial cause - pro­mot­ing ama­teur artists, giv­ing a plat­form.”

He added, “Some of the artists are mere house wives, so through this event, we are help­ing them break the so­cial bar­rier and show­case their cre­ativ­ity.”

Maity stated, “We are cre­at­ing a plat­form for them to show­case their tal­ent to the art lov­ing peo­ple of the satel­lite city.”

Kal­lot Roy, a com­mit­tee mem­ber, “To en­cour­age the young tal­ents, both those who have not made into the se­lected 30 or who didn’t, and to give some pro­fes­sional guidance, NMBA has also or­ga­nized some art work­shops at the ex­hi­bi­tion premises.”

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