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JAMMU: A Photo- Art Exhibition organized by Amrit Kaur, Artist from Jammu, in collaboration with Kala Kendra, Jammu which was inaugurated at Kala Kendra on 16th June, 2018 concluded here today. The exhibition had been an attraction for art lovers and artists who visited the exhibition and complimented Amrit Kaur and Kala Kendra for organizing the Photo- Art Exhibition of the works of Late Harcharan Singh a senior Photographer and Amrit Kaur, working visual artist and photo- artist.

As the term clarifies itself the works displayed in the Master Sansar Chand Art Gallery of Kala Kendra are not merely photographs but expressions of human beings and the spirit of the sites clicked. The intricacies of Photography are seen in duo’s Photo- Art works. The keen eye to capture the moment, spirit of the moment, typical action or mood of the happening, attentive eye to capture the play of light & shade and modulation of forms etc. make their pictures lively, spirited and full of expressiveness. A total of twenty four works on various themes like landscape, people and Sringaar Rasa were displayed in the show.

The efforts of Amrit Kaur were appreciated as she has kept the tradition of his family alive to represent her ideas through photo- art. A large number artists and art lovers visited the exhibition. Prominent among others who visited the show included Manoj Chopra, O P Sharma, Anil Saraf, O P Shakir, Sapna Soni, Suresh Sharma JAKRAS, Naresh, Renu Manhotra, Mehak Sharma, Shivali Jamwal, Sunil Sharma, Sandhya Gupta, Rampaul Dogra and others.  

 

Amrit Kaur has already won the Award in Cultural Academy’s 6th State Photography Exhibition during 2016. Amrit Kaur did her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Institute of Music & Fine Arts, Jammu as Gold Medalist in 2005 and Specialization in Animation from Bengaluru. She is a regular participant in art activities in and outside the state which include art workshops, camps, exhibitions and interactive sessions etc. She has been honoured by many organizations.

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SRINAGAR: Governor N. N. Vohra inaugurated the “9th Annual Contemporary Art Show-Concourse” here this evening. This 8 day mega exhibition  in which 60 Kashmiri artists from all over the world have come together for first time in 66 years has been curated by eminent artists Sh. Veer Mushi and Syed Mujtaba Rizvi.  Sh. Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Culture was present on the occasion. Welcoming the artists to the Valley, Governor congratulated Sh. Munshi and Sh. Rizvi for organising this exhibition which is particularly significant as it seeks to revive artistic traditions of the Valley after a gap of several decades.

 Governor recalled that during the earlier years, during his visits to the Valley he had the opportunity of meeting many eminent artists, sculptors and painters, locals and outsiders who were frequently visiting Kashmir to seek inspiration from its people and enchanting scenic beauty. He recalled his meetings with Triloke Kaul and G.R. Santosh, among others.  Governor noted with sadness that the post 1990s turmoil in the Valley had done irreparable damage to art and culture. Responding to the enormous effort made by artists Munshi and Rizvi to organise this exhibition in the Old Silk Factory, which had been declared an unsafe building, Governor observed that this historical premises could be redone to provide a permanent Art Gallery for attracting the Kashmiri Pandit artists and others who had been compelled to leave their homes.

Sh. Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Culture, stated that he shall give orders to convert the Solina Factory into an Art Gallery while maintaining the original architecture and ambience. Sh. Akhtar stressed the importance of such initiatives being organised regularly so that Kashmiri Diaspora could connect to their roots and enrich the artistic scene here.  Later, Governor and   Minister for Culture went round the exhibition and viewed the paintings in different mediums, photographs, and sculptures.

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JAMMU: Sh. O P Sharma, Director Jammu and Kashmir Centre for Creative Arts (JKCCA), Jammu has been invited to attend 7 days 'Third Edition' of Kashmir World Film Festival at Srinagar as per the invitation received from Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan, Festival Director, KWFF. The Festival will start on 19th June, 2018. Prior to that, he will attend the meeting of 'Advisory Board' of the Festival on 18th June, 2018 in the evening.

Sh. O P Sharma is the Director of Jammu and Kashmir Centre for Creative Arts (JKCCA), Jammu which is working for the promotion of art, culture and languages. JKCCA was established way back in 1999 by some art lovers and enthusiasts to preserve promote and activate the splendid art heritage of Jammu & Kashmir and stimulate & rejuvenate it into a blossoming art movement. Its three pronged strategy is unleash the progress of languages, literature and other fine arts. It is a matter of satisfaction that the N.G.O has so far organized hundreds of such activities within and outside the state including art exhibitions, cultural events, seminars, music concerts, national art camps, book release functions, felicitation events of artists and writers, talent hunt events, demonstration programmes of art forms in and outside the state.

JKCCA has successfully organized two International Art Exhibitions during December, 2015 and January, 2017 at Kala Kendra, Jammu. The exhibitions drew tremendous attention of the artists, art community, public and the media. Sh. O P Sharma has participated in many International and National art exhibitions and camps. He has also been decorated with various awards and honours.