Announces prizes for artists and students
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari inaugurated a painting exhibition themed as ‘Culture and Folk Arts of Maharashtra’ at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Friday, 7th February, 2020. Mentioning that Maharashtra is a land of culture and heritage, the Governor congratulated the artists for capturing the essence of the cultural richness of Maharashtra. The day long Painting Exhibition was organized by the South Central Zone Cultural Centre in association with Sir J J School of Arts.
The themes chosen for the paintings included Shri Vitthal of Pandharpur and the annual Pandharichi Wari, Khandoba of Jejuri, Saptashringi Devi, paintings in Ajanta and Ellora, images of Lord Buddha, forts of Maharashtra, folk artists of Maharashtra, Mumbai city, customs and traditions of Maharashtra, etc.
The Governor congratulated senior artists and Post Graduate students of Sir J J School of Art whose paintings were selected for the exhibition and announced prizes for the participating artists. The paintings will be kept on permanent display at various buildings in Raj Bhavan.
Dr Vishwanath Sable, Dean of Sir J J School of Arts said “Raj Bhavan is visited by various national and international dignitaries and heads of State. The paintings on Maharashtra’s culture to be displayed at Raj Bhavan will provide the State guests a glimpse of the rich culture and heritage of the State while at the same time give a sense of pride to the artists”.
Shrikant Jadhav, Suresh Awari, Parshuram Sutar, Anil Naik, Philip DeMello, Keshav Kasar, Dr Douglas John and other artists and students participated in the Exhibition. Dr Deepak Khirwadkar, Director of South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Rajiv Mishra, Director of Art, artists and students of Art were present.