Bhubaneswar/Bengaluru: Odisha Minister of Language, Literature, Culture and Tourism Ashwini Kumar Patra opened the Odishan Tribal Painting Exhibition at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Minister Ashwini Patra, who attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition tonight as the main guest, discussed how the artisans of Odisha can establish themselves by exhibiting the state’s rich art and architecture in the major cities of India.
The Minister also recognized the efforts of the Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi for the initiative.
Other guests included the Chief Secretary of the Department of Language, Literature and Culture of Odisha, Madhusudan Padhi, the Secretary of the Department of Culture of Karnataka Kannada, Dr. N. Manjula, the President of Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi, Padma Shri Sudarshan Patnaik, and the President of Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy, D. Mahendra honor at the event.
They expressed that the tribal culture, harvest, dance songs and festivals depicted in the paintings are very touching and fascinating.
At the beginning, artist Panchanan Samal, secretary of Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi, welcomed the guests and said that through this exhibition, sculptors have beautifully portrayed the art and culture of Odisha on canvas.
Remarkably, this exhibition was organized with the painting drawn in the last 4 days in the Tribal Art Camp, which started on July 28th. A total of 25 tribal sculptors from Odisha visited the exhibition hall and art museum and visited other places.
The Odishan Tribal Painting Exhibition is open to everyone until August 3rd.