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Apra Group hosts a painting exhibition
After launching innovative Gcabs, Apra Group held a painting exhibition, 'Benedictions' at their 5-star property, Galaxy Hotel Shopping and Spa on June 1 (Friday), which according to organisers was an effort to collaborate with the Art World to enable artists to showcase serious and contemporary Art.

APRA GROUP and Galaxy Hotel, Shopping and Spa is contributing immensely to the cultural ambience of NCR with a unique idea of exhibiting Art regularly at the Beanstalk Cafe at the area given for retail shops. Surrounded by an exquisite atmosphere, stunning new Fine Art is being beautifully displayed at the heart of GALAXY's main lobby area on easels with spot-lighting, attracting avid viewers and art-collectors.

According to a press release, Srimati Lal, an internationally-reputed artist and curator will be curating special shows at GALAXY in future also, providing a cutting-edge experience of fresh and inspiring new artworks to the art lovers. Along with stunning solo shows, the curator also presents cutting-edge photographic art as well as as group shows by talented emerging artists in order to provide viewers with a kaleidoscope of artistic treasures.

The current exhibition on display, 'BENEDICTIONS', showcases the most recent canvasses of Lal and has already attracted wide media attention. The glittering opening party at Galaxy for 'BENEDICTIONS' was held on Friday 1st June at 6.30 pm. The exhibition was inaugurated by well-known painter Shobha Broota, who said a few words about art, along with comments by the artist  Lal and the Galaxy management. This was followed by canapés, fine wines, refreshments and live piano music in the campus.

Broota is a highly-respected contemporary abstract painter and a renowned art teacher. Since the beginning of career at her Nizamuddin Studio in the 1990's, Broota has blessed Lal's artworks. Lighting the lamp to open Lal's new solo show on June 1 2012, Broota stated in her opening speech: "I have always appreciated the main concept behind Srimati Lal's painting, which is a vivid celebration of colour and beauty in all its facets. I have followed Srimati Lal's work for decades with great interest. I extend my warmest blessings to this talented artist for her to continue to achieve great heights."

Lal stated in her opening speech: "Art, to me, is a sacred sanctuary, and every new painting is a Benediction. I have learnt so much about harmony and colour from Shobha Broota, a sublime and spiritual artist who is like a Guru to me in the art world. I would like to say that my visions in paint come from a divine source in order to provide inspiration and joy to viewers on earth. In today's world, 'wine, women and song' are considered as forms of entertainment. But art is a far higher and more lasting form of entertainment, which must be viewed carefully and understood in depth in order to be relished for a lifetime. I hope my artworks bless every viewer and elevate their lives towards a higher, beatific and inspired level."

Commenting on the occasion Pradipta Biswas, General Manager of Galaxy Hotel said that they are delighted to host the show by Srimati Lal. "We have undertaken this effort to collaborate with the Art World to enable artists to showcase serious and contemporary Art. The Galaxy Hotel is a boutique property and we have set up an Art Space that encourages creative endeavors and provides a showcase to the focused buyer to mingle with artists as well as buy Art,” Biswas said.

The Galaxy Hotel is a contemporary styled five star first boutique property in city that offers spacious comfort and rich, warm, hospitable services. Located in Gurgaon in sector 15, Galaxy offers a choice of accommodation, dining options, banqueting facilities, recreational activities and business facilities that make the hotel ideal for business and leisure guests.

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