Mangaluru, Sep 12, 2015: The numerical ’21’ is always associated with Lord Ganesh. Be it flowers, eatables and lamps and so on it has always to be 21. While the festival of Lord Ganesh is round the corner, a group of 21 artists have chosen to welcome the deity in a unique manner displaying 21 Ganesh paintings, depicting his 21 different forms during the exhibition ’Varna Ganapa’.
S Cube Art Gallery, Mannagudda, Director Shashank S Shetty said, The firm has been popular among people for installing murals and paintings at the offices of MCC - Mangaluru City Corporation, DC office, Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat and KMF offices. The gallery established by the firm aims at supporting local artists. S Cube has identified Ganesh Chaturthi (Sept 17) as an excellent platform to reach out to people, through art.
S Cube Convener Rajendra Kedige said Ganesh has been the most favourite deity for the artists. Artists have been drawing inspirations from Ganesh, in abundance. In the exhibition ’Varna Ganapa’, the artists will offer tribute to Lord Ganesha, through their paintings.
A painting by Rajendra Kedige, will be the part of the expo.
The paintings will be displayed by both senior and junior artists, like Ramesh Rao (Udupi), Ganesh Somayaji (Mangaluru), P N Acharya (Udupi), Premude Mohan Kumar (Mangaluru), N S Pattar, (Mangaluru), Syed Asif Ali (Mangaluru), B P Mohan Kumar (Mangaluru), Dinesh Holla (Mangaluru), Purushottam Adve (Udupi), Praveen Punchithaya (Kasargod), Veena Srinivas (Mangaluru), Rajendra Kedige (Mangaluru), Harish Marne (Dubai), Jayavanth Manipal (Udupi), Santhosh Andrade (Mangaluru), Jeevan Salian (Mangaluru), Ramakrishna Nayak (Mangaluru), Vishwas M (Kasargod), Harish Kodialbail (Mangaluru), Janardhan Havanje (Udupi) and Reshma Shetty (Mangaluru).
The expo ’Varna Ganapa’, will be inaugurated at S Cube, Gurji circle, Mannagudda in Mangaluru on Saturday at 4.30 pm. The formal function will be attended by Prasad Art Gallery Director Kotiprasad Alva, Architect C Chethan Kamath and others. The exhibition will be held till September 26 and will be open to the general public between 10.30 pm and 8.30 pm on all days.