Monday, October 14, 2013

Inauguration of LAYA - Group Art Show at Chitra Kala Parishath Art Complex Bengaluru

It was a lovely evening on the 4th Oct 2013, with 200+ guests gracing the inauguration of our group show called 'LAYA' - Rhythms of Nature and Dance. 

The five faced Lamp was lighted by Dr. B L Shankar- President Chitra Kala Parishath, Sri DK Chowta - general secretary Chitra Kala Parishath, Eminent artist Sri Prahalad, Sri Kiran Subraminiam- classical dancer/artistic director of Rasika Arts Foundation and Srimathi Usha P Rai - Kannada writer/artist - respectively. 

This was followed by welcoming of the guests and the introduction of the artists by Usha Shantharam (myself) . Our illustrious guests were introduced and honored by Shyamala Ramanand, Asha Sudhakar Shenoy, Usha P Rai and Kavitha Prasanna. All of us are the artists of LAYA - group art show.

The chief guests spoke and encouraged us artists to keep up the good work, and to present more shows. Then they did the round up of all our paintings and had many good words of praise for our works.

This was followed by high Tea and many wonderful appreciation from our guests and a few sales too. 

Here are some photos of the inauguration ceremony.

Getting prepared.

Arrival of guests.

Lighting of Lamp by Dr. B L Shankar - President Chitra Kala Parishath Art Complex.

Lighting of Lamp by Sri D K Chowta.

Lighting of Lamp by renowned artist Sri Prahalad.

Lighting of Lamp by Sri Kiran Subramaniam.

Lighting of Lamp by writer/artist Srimathi Usha Rai.

The Lighted Lamp.

Welcome address by Usha Shantharam ( myself).

Welcoming the guests.

Introducing the artists.

Welcoming Sri B L Shankar by Shyamala Ramanand.

Welcoming Sri D K Chowta by Usha Rai 

Welcoming Sri Kiran Subraniam by Asha Sudhaker Shenoy 

Presenting bouquets to the guests by Kavitha Prasanna

Guest talk. Sri Kiran Subramaniam.

Guest talk. Sri D K Chowta.

Guest talk. Dr. Sri B L Shankar.

Guest Talk - Harish Padmanabhan.

Chief Guests.

Chief guests

Artists of the 'LAYA' Group Art Show

Left to right
Usha Rai, Kavitha Prasanna, Usha Shantharam (myself), Asha Sudhakar Shenoy, Shyamal Ramanand.

With family

With renowned artists K N Ramachandran and Lingadevaru

With artist Babu Jattakar.

Renowned artists Shri Prahalad and Babu Jattakar.

With artist Milind Nayak.

Malvika Ramanand official photographer of our show clicking away.

Usha and Usha. 
Usha squared as we used to call ourselves. — with eminant Kannada writer/co-artist Usha Rai.

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