Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVIMUMBAI - Sang­hami­tra Sen­gupta sang­hami­tra.sen­gupta@hin­dus­tan­

CBD BELAPUR: Art lovers in Navi Mum­bai can look for­ward to a month- long ex­hi­bi­tion de­pict­ing love and joy ti­tled ‘Joie De Vivre’ mean­ing ‘ Joy of Life’ at Shau­rya Arts gallery at in Belapur’s Sec­tor 15.

The festival will be­gin on Satur­day (April 2) and is a solo ex­hi­bi­tion by Gur­gaon- based artist Ghazal Alagh.

Twenty paint­ings re­volv­ing around mean­ing of life, love, and joy will be on dis­play.

Al­though Shau­rya Arts has or­gan­ised many group art fes­ti­vals of sev­eral artists across the coun­try, this is the first time the gallery is pre­sent­ing a solo ex­hi­bi­tion of an out­door artist.

The artist is also ex­cited about her art be­ing ex­hib­ited in the city for the first time.

“The theme and con­cept of the ex­hi­bi­tion is quite sim­ple yet en­gag­ing through which I am sim­ply go­ing to por­tray one mes­sage that ‘Love is the mu­sic of life in var­i­ous colours and forms,” said the artist.

Ghazal has ex­hib­ited her work in many places such as Delhi, Mum­bai, Ahmed­abad, Chandi­garh and Dubai which in­ci­den­tally is also the place where she first sold her se­ries in 2014.

Her art jour­ney be­gan in 2011, when she vis­ited the Kala Ghoda festival in Mum­bai, af­ter which her sup­pressed pas­sion for art was re­born.

As an aim to spread art among young peo­ple she started a small or­gan­i­sa­tion, Be­ing Artsy, re­cently which helps and nur­ture tal­ents among un­der­priv­i­leged peo­ple.

“We work in slums to teach the dwellers art that has vo­ca­tional value and can help them earn a liv­ing through painting and pot­tery,” said the artist.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will be on till April 30 from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

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