In a bid to attract youngsters toward folk art, a 3-day painting exhibition titled “Autumn Art Exhibit” was inaugurated at the Arts Emporium Abdullah Bridge in Srinagar on Friday.
The exhibition has been organized by a reputed national artist Deepa Soni.
Talking to the news agency, Soni, who belongs to Udhampur district, said the exhibition in which different types of paintings wherein oil colours, water colours, fusion, three-dimensional and other paintings have been displayed, is aimed at spreading art through different forms.
“The young generation is too attracted toward three-dimensional arts, but the folk art at the same time is being ignored. Through this exhibition we are trying to come up with unique way of clubbing folk art and other latest techniques to inspire the younger generation and keep them intact with the folk art. This will help to take our heritage to next generations,” she said.
She said the exhibition will continue for three days where people can sit, learn from each other and if the response was good, such exhibitions will be organized in the future as well.
“Art field is a creative field, any youngster willing to pursue his education in this field should be encouraged. Parents should also allow their wards to go ahead with the arts field as instead of wasting time on any other degree, they should pave the way for the youngsters to pursue what they aspire for,” she said.
Special DG CID J&K R R Swain, Secretary to Tribal Affairs Department and Chief Executive Officer Mission Youth, Dr Shahid Choudhary, VC KVIB Dr Hina Bhat, DIG Sujit Kumar and SSP Srinagar, SSP Traffic City were also present on the occasion—(KNO)