Mangaluru/Udupi, Dec 06, 2014: Addressing media, Damodar Acharya, President of the ’Mane Manege Chitrakale’ will be organise a painting exhibition on Kambala here on December 7, tomorrow. An art workshop will also be held along with an exhibition. The objective was to encourage more children to take to art, it was announced.
The organisation also wanted to take art to the doorsteps of the people. The organisation, established in 2012, aimed to take art from urban areas to the rural hinterland. The organisation had held several workshops and lecture-demonstrations on art in rural areas in the last three years.
The organisation also wants to create awareness on art in the district.
Compared to places such as Bengaluru and Mysuru, few people purchased paintings in Udupi. “We want people to take interest in paintings, purchase them and encourage art,” he said.
Support for ’Kambala’ : Kambala was chosen as the theme of the exhibition because it was currently in the news. Besides, Kambala has been an integral part of the culture of Tulunadu for centuries, President. Acharya said, adding that the Chitrakale wanted the ban on the folk sport to be lifted. Some modifications could be made in Kambala to avoid cruelty or whipping of buffaloes, he said.
The exhibition would be held in front of the Pejawar Math from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar Math would inaugurate it.
Vishwaprasanna Tirtha, junior seer of Pejawar Math; Niranjan, director of Chitrakala Mandir College of Arts; and N.B. Vijay Ballal, Managing Trustee of Ambalpady Temples, would be the chief guests.