BENGALURU: Fifteen national artists were awarded from 111 exhibits and chosen from 6,000 works for Lalit Kala Akademi’s national award.
The awardees include two artists from Karnataka -- Suresh K from Mysuru and Satish Hanumanthappa Multhalli from Haveri. Other winners are Lakshaman Prasad, Gukanraj Kothandaraman, Sajeesh PA, Harish Kumar Ojha, Aisharjya Paramita Konwar, Madan Lal, D Saravana Deivasegamani, Nilmoni Raha, Vijay Bhagat, Kavita Mehrotra, Ananya Dalal, Akhil Mohan and Anil Kumar Bodwal.
Governor of Karnataka Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala conferred the awards on Friday. Each of the awardees will received a plaque and a cash award of `one lakh, along with a certificate.
The works of 111 artists for the 58th National Exhibition of Art by Lalit Kala Akademi were chosen on grounds of their artistic merit. The exhibition of their works is being held at National Gallery of Modern Art and the display shall be up for a month.
CS Krishna Setty, administrator, Lalit Kala Akademi informs that a national art conclave meet shall be hosted on Saturday at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath. “All 111 artists from across the country shall be at the conclave. This will involve photographers, graphic designers, sculpures and other artists,” says Setty.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will inaugurate the conclave.
“All artists will set camp at the conclave and will work on their artwork. This is an opportunity for the general public to come in and interact with the artists, understand their style, technique and medium,” adds Setty.
The administrator believes that such exposure would allow the society to be aware of the new trends around art.
“I can see Bengaluru progressing in terms of culture, when one compares the current scene to the past. The city has recently hosted a lot of cultural events of national importance,” he says.
Artist Anjolie Ela Menon and Dr B L Shankar, President, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru will be the guest of honour at the event.