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  • 10 artists from Maharashtra showcased their talent in the Parshv p’adap camp organised by JAIN Shantamani Kala Kendra in Bangalore

    Published on July 2, 2024

    Bengaluru : Parshv P’adap, a week-long gathering of sculptors and painters from across India, wrapped up successfully today. The one-of-a-kind art talent search camp, hosted collaboratively by JAIN (deemed-to-be-University) Shantamani Kala Kendra and JAIN International Residential School (JIRS), featured a variety of artistic activities. These included a sculpture competition and a national painting camp, held at the JAIN Global Campus in Bengaluru. Focused on stone carving, sculpture, and emotional painting, the event aimed at fostering the artistic intelligence and creativity among the Indian artists through the unique platform.

    The event succeeded in uniting enthusiast sculptors, painters, coming from all states of the country and showcasing their holistic, culturally rich artistry through a socially driven national camp. From Maharashtra, there were 10 artists who showcased their artistic skills were from different cities including, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nashik, Sangli and Nagpur.

    Alongside artists, art enthusiasts, students, educators, and individuals across various age groups, the gathering was further enriched by the participation of one Divyang artist, who showcased his talent. Through their incredible creative freedom, these artists seamlessly blended elements of nature and humanity together and delivered uplifting messages relevant to today’s world. Together, the participants celebrated the diversity and depth of artistry on display.

    In appreciation of their contributions, the participants were not only bestowed with certificates and trophies but also cash rewards from the JAIN group. The stone carving sculptures with the artist’s name with metal labels are now on public display and leaving viewers completely spellbound with their stunning stone and painting creations. The stones are brought from Mysore for the sculpture.

    Devendra S Potdukhe, a renowned artist from Mumbai, said, “We are overwhelmed to be part of PARSHV P’adap.  The artistic camp was an enriching journey for us and was a great experience to cherish forever. We are thankful to the JAIN (Deemed-to-be-University) Shantamani Kala Kendra for giving us the opportunity to showcase my art. The event was a treasure trove of knowledge and inspiration, with enriching workshops, insightful demonstrations and a spirit of collaboration that allows us all to learn and grow together.

    Avinash D Kate, Dean of Art and Design at Shantamani Kala Kendra, said, “India has long been reputed for its artistic heritage that is evident in our temple artworks, monolithic structures, and ancient rock paintings. Hosting Parshv P’adap is our way of continuing this legacy and aiming to position our country as a global leader in arts and crafts.”

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