2-day art exhibition aims at promoting local talent
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.”