Week-long art expo

Jalandhar: Sculptures, tapestries attract visitors at Virsa Vihar

Jalandhar: Sculptures, tapestries attract visitors at Virsa Vihar

Students interact with visitors at an exhibition at Virsa Vihar in Jalandhar on Tuesday. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, December 21

Leftover wool, bangles, used ball pens, rags and old sanitaryware, have been put to use by artists to make ethnic designer corners in the art exhibition put up at Virsa Vihar.

The week-long exhibition, which commenced on Monday evening, has been sponsored by the Apeejay Education Society and Dr Stya Paul Art Gallery. It will continue till December 27.

Prabhjot Kaur, Commissioner, Income Tax, was the chief guest and Balwinder Kaur, Additional Commissioner, Income Tax, was the guest of honour.

The exhibition has paintings, sculptures, digital art, photography and tapestry on display. In the expo, the art work of renowned artists Dr Baldev Gambhir, Dr Jaspal Singh, Dr Ajit Jabbal, Ashwini Verma and Basudeb Biswas has been displayed. They were honoured by Dr Sucharita Sharma and Dr Neerja Dhingra. Along with the work of prominent artists, the work of budding artists was also put on display.

The casting work by sculptor Basudeb Biswas remained a major attraction. He displayed metal pieces, including peacocks made from old-plumbing material, Kashmiri water jugs and scrap. He also put up women figurines in iron and copper.

Artist Anil Gupta put up digital prints on the theme of ‘lockdown’ from pictures taken out of partially latched door, showing all moods, including gloom and hope. There were torans made out of used multi-colour ballpens. Bangles hanging with wool tied all around iron frames remained an attraction. A wall of the exhibition room was dedicated to framed woollen geometrical patterns on pieces of cloth. A tapestry with colourful birds made on loom by the college students also attracted many.

Mixed compositions by artist Suruchi, who used paper, strips of cloth, pen for her design pieces was also eye-catching. Dr Sharma appreciated the efforts of Anil Gupta, Dr Gagan Gambhir, Rajesh Kalsi, Diptesh Naskar and Manoj.

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