Kala Ghoda open gallery to re­launch with new artists

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI - STAFF REPORTER

The open art gallery ini­tia­tive con­cep­tu­al­ized by Yuva Sena Chief Aditya Thack­rey will once again be in­au­gu­rated by the Bri­han­mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (BMC) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ma­ha­rash­tra Tourism De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (MTDC) from Novem­ber 19 on­wards, every Sun­day be­tween 11 am to 6 pm, which was shut due to the poor re­sponse re­ceived from artist last year.

Ac­cord­ing to a civic of­fi­cer around 21 artists/ NGOs have shown their in­ter­est and have booked stalls for the in­au­gu­ra­tion day.

Ear­lier, the BMC in­vited artists to book their stalls up to Novem­ber 13, so that they could show­case their work on Novem­ber 19. Also, celebri­ties from Bol­ly­wood and Marathi film in­dus­try has been asked to par­tic­i­pate in large num­ber to mo­ti­vate more peo­ple to dis­play their work.

The ini­tia­tive was started by the BMC in 2016 but due to poor re­sponse in four months it­self, the art gallery was shut.

The se­nior civic of­fi­cials re­marked that the de­mand for the open art gallery is more in the win­ter sea­son and so in the sum­mer and rainy sea­son the gallery was shut due to no artist’s par­tic­i­pa­tion.

The civic body launched the ini­tia­tive to bring tra­di­tional art and cul­ture mak­ing use of open spa­ces as a medium for com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion, and or­gan­is­ing open-air events which in­clude mu­sic and dance per­for­mances show­cas­ing tra­di­tional, folk and clas­si­cal art forms be­sides quilling, diya mak­ing, hand-pup­pet mak­ing among oth­ers.

21 artists have agreed to show­case their works.

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