Tribune News Service
Amritsar, July 14
Thakar Singh Art Gallery has resumed art classes after the state government relaxed Covid-19 norms and gave a go ahead.
The gallery has allowed those above 15 years of age to attend the art classes apart from its usual established artistes. Classes are being conducted from 4 pm to 6 pm and other activities would commence after witnessing the response.
“We have to be cautious while resuming activities in order to rule out infection. We are following all safety protocols and we hope to resume other activities, including art exhibits and demonstration workshops by senior artistes in different genre,” said Arvinder Chamak, general secretary, Indian Academy Of Fine Arts.
Meanwhile, the auditorium has also reopened, but live performances or events would not be organised under the current situation. The gallery has a huge space with three exhibit halls, two art workshop rooms and an auditorium.
Other cultural hubs, including Virsa Vihar and Punjab Natshala have also reopened. Virsa Vihar society’s chief Kewal Dhaliwal said they have invited theatre groups to organise live shows to commence with theatre activity in the city. “There has been a very long gap due to the pandemic and it’s very important to get the audience back in auditoriums and artistes back on stage. We have only allowed 50 per cent seat occupancy keeping in mind safety of masses,” he said.
Punjab Natshala, too, has opened its premises, but not for live performances and shows.
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