Published On: Sun, Dec 1st, 2019

‘Creative Encounters CMR Art Camp’ hosts creative minds to bring arts closer to people

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Bengaluru:In an effort to encourage and motivate the general public to engage with artists and understand arts better, CMR University organised ‘Creative Encounters’,an arts camp on the campus, by hosting 19 artists from different regions of the country specialising in terracotta, tapestry, drawing, sculpting and many more.

The art camp, curated by Tejendra Singh Baoni, Principal, Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishath and Muralidhar, Director of School of Architecture, CMR University, also gave an opportunity for artists to showcase their works and share their experiences with the public and arts connoisseurs. The event also saw an exhibition of the artists’ works open to the public.

(L-R) Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy, President, CMR Jnanadhara Trust, Chancellor, CMR University; Mr. Muralidhar Reddy, Director of School of Architecture, CMR University; Mr. Tejendra Singh Baoni, Principal, Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishath and Mr. K.C. Ramamurthy (IPS), Chairman of CMR Group of Institutions and CMR University during the CMR University -‘Creative Encounters’ Arts Camp.

Speaking on the occasion, K.C. Ramamurthy, Chairman of CMR Group of Institutions and CMR University, said, “We encourage budding and upcoming talented artists from different parts of the country to spend 10 days to 15 days at the university campus and let their creative thoughts flow. We host their arts works on the campus and also bring out a special book to commemorate their works. We are happy that artists responded to our invitation to be part of such a rare platform.”

 

Rekha Rao, a senior artist, chief guest, lauded the efforts of the university in creating a platform for artists. “This institute is promoting young talent and giving them an opportunity to meet each other and exchange ideas. In today’s world, we know that internet helps us to reach places that we have not visited before. But that’s not enough. We have to go beyond that to understand the present contemporary art scene and this regard, this platform is appropriate,” she said.

Tejendra Singh Baonisaid universities like CMR University were promoting and nurturing arts in the right direction since the last 4-5 years. “This year, we focused on drawing, terracotta, bronze and tapestry, which is an important art. All these works will be part of the collection at the CMR University, which is planning a museum to house art works. I thank all the artists from Mumbai, Kolkata, Shanthi Niketan, BHU and Goa for responding to our invitation this year.”

The participating artists expressed great pleasure and thanked the university for providing them with a unique opportunity to create works and interact with the general public.

Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy, President, CMR Jnanadhara Trust, Chancellor, CMR University; and Mr. K.C. Ramamurthy (IPS), Chairman of CMR Group of Institutions and CMR University during the CMR University -‘Creative Encounters’ Arts Camp.

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