Mangaluru, October 28, 2019: ‘Art Insight’, a unique art exhibition by a select group of artists of coastal region, was inaugurated on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 05:00 p.m. by Sri Harikrishna Punaroor, Former President, Kannada Sahitya Parishat at S CUBE Art Gallery, New Chitra Junction. Sri Vidyadhar V. Nagvekar, Komal’s Food Processors & Caterers, Ar. C. Chethan Kamath, Planz Unlimited Architects, Mangalore and Sri Shashank Shetty, S Cube Group, Mangalore were the Guests of Honour. Dr. Vasant Kumar Perla, poet, writer and a former Director of All India Radio was also present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, Sri Harikrishna Punoor appreciated the effort to organize the art exhibition and said that such events will help art to reach more people. Sri Vidyadhar V. Nagvekar and Ar. C. Chethan Kamath expressed their best wishes for the success of the exhibition. The dignitaries also jointly initiated ‘Live Street Art’ panel by painting the first strokes of a wall painting on ‘Gandhi 150’. The wall art is being painted by Prasad Shetty and Yagnesh, two students of Mahalasa Art School under the guidance of their teacher Sri B. P. Mohan Kumar.
‘Art Insight’, art exhibition is being organized under the auspices of Art Kanara Artists’ Group to popularize the art and artists of coastal Karnataka. The exhibition is hosted at S CUBE Art Gallery, New Chitra Junction from October 26 – November 3, 2019. The display will be open to public viewing from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on all days of the exhibition.
A total 18 artists are participating in this exhibition contributing two works each. The participating artists are: B. N. Hariprasad, B. P. Mohan Kumar, Harish Kodialbail, Janardhan Havanje, Jayavanth Manipal, Nemiraj Shetty, Permude Mohan Kumar, Praveen Punchithaya, Rajendra Kedige, Ramakrishna Nayak, Reshma Shetty, Sampath Kumar, Santhosh Andrade, Santhosh Pai, Sharath Palimar, Syed Asif Ali, Venky Palimar and Vishwas M. Bhat.
‘Art Panel’ – Introducing Live Street
A special innovation introduced during the exhibition is ‘Live Street Art’. S CUBE Art Gallery is a dedicating a street facing wall for promoting street art. The 10ftx7ft wall is titled ‘Art Panel’. The first splash of ‘Live Street Art’ was performed by the students of Mahalasa College of Visual Art. In the future, artists may use this space for live street art for delivering social messages, creating awareness etc.
About the Exhibition:
‘Kanara’, the culturally significant region comprising entire coastal Karnataka, has a thriving art movement of its own. ‘Art Kanara’ showcases the notable works of a select group of contemporary artists of Mangalore. Each of them is an accomplished master, having found his voice and evolved his own unique style; together they represent a spectrum of coastal talent, displaying their personal mode of expression, themes and influences.
The objective of this exhibition is to give exposure to the artists of the coastal Karnataka in promote awareness and appreciation. It is hoped that events like these will pave the way for improving the profile of our artists and enable them to gain national and international recognition.
We request the media to give wide coverage for this exhibition and enable us to evoke good response from the art lovers of this region.
•Rajendra Kedige (Mobile: 9480014812; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
•Santhosh Andrade (Mobile: 9036421815; E-mail: email@example.com)
•Harish Kodialbail (Mobile: 9743120044; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)