"Artists are children of Goddess Saraswati,but not of the Goddess Durga.They are very sensitive and laborious people.They can paint beautiful paintings or make sculptures.But they can not indulge in anti social activies like pick pocketing,stealing or other types of crimes.
Government of Bihar should do something for development of art in Bihar by appointing art teachers in government schools.This is also essential for the birth of talented artists and artisans from every homes in Bihar, "said Vinay Bihari, Art,Culture and Youth minister of Bihar in the inaugural program of the six days Kalamangal group painting exhibition of senior artists at MPCC,Bihar Lalit Kala Akademi in Patna.
Anjani Kumar Singh,chief secretary of the CM of Bihar advised K.D Projjwal secretary of the Bihar Lalit Kala Akademi to provide more basic facilities to the participant artists like good framing and sell of the paintings,etc in the exhibition on January 18. He also emphasized the value of good demand and marketing of paintings for the survival of artists and artisans in the state.
"Kalamangal is a famous and successful program of Bihar Lalit Kala Akademi by which Akademi encourages talented unknown young and senior artists of Bihar to showcase their artistic talents at one platform. Our target is also to conserve dyeing art of Bihar. There is good response of this group painting exhibition despite cold wave in Patna." said Anandi Prasad Badal,the president of Bihar Lalit Kala Akademi to the media persons in the exhibition.
Five senior artists of India showcased their artistic talents in Kalamangal group painting exhibition from 13 to 18 January 2015 at MPCC,Bhartiya Nritya Kala Mandir in Patna.This exhibition was organized by the department of Art, Culture and Youth Department and Bihar Lalit Kala Akademi, Patna.
This exhibition was inaugurated by the chief guest Vinay Bihari, Art,Culture and Youth minister of Bihar on January 13 by cutting the ribbon in the gracious presence of Anandi Prasad Badal,the president of Bihar Lalit Kala Akademi,Milan Das,vice president, K.D.Projjwal, secretary BLKA, Sanjay Kumar Singh assistant director, senior artists and photographers.
Artists who showcased their artistic talents in this exhibition were Sitaram Kalakar (Patna),Surendra Lal Das 'Kaladarshi'(Patna), Vimlesh Lall (Mumbai),Vijay Kumar Malakar (Munger) and Lal Babu Sharma (Betia).
Senior oil portraitist of Bihar Surendra Lal Das'Kaladarshi'(Patna) exhibited 37 oil paintings on the golden messages of 'The Gita' in the exhibition.These paintings were based on the 37 important Sanskrit slokas of the holiest book of the mankind 'The Gita'. These beautiful paintings were highly appreciated by the Art,Culture and Youth minister of Bihar, Vinay Bihari, chief secretary of the CM of Bihar Anjani Kumar Singh, BLKA president Anandi Prasad Badal,Prof Surendra Snigdha,Sitaram Sinha (Jaipur),Anjana Bhanti (Theatre artist & documentary film producer),H.N.Bhattacharya,Satya Narain Gupta,Bani Bhushan Roy,Subhash Roy,children,women and art lovers of India.
Wood carvings like 'Jijivisha', 'Encroachment' and 'Devotion' of artist Lal Babu Sharma (Betia),acrylic painting entitled 'Childhood' of Vimlesh Lall (Mumbai),'Potrait' (oil painting) of Sitaram Kalakar (Patna) and Seven snakes and one frog (colour sketch pen) by Vijay Kumar Malakar were are highly appreciated by the guests and the art lovers in the exhibition.Copies of beautiful catalogue of this exhibition were presented to all visitors.