KOCHI: The walls of Durbar Hall Art Gallery are now as pretty as a picture, enriched by the artistic creations of budding talents of the city. Pictures illustrating a variety of scenarios like nature, sky, animals and air all have been portrayed in a tender and unbiased manner, qualities which are inherent only in the children.
The painting exhibition aptly named ‘Kuruthola’ is being organised by Bhoomi school of art education. And by the number of visitors, it can be said that the exhibition is so far successful.
The exhibition was inaugurated by former MLA M M Monai, who is also a cartoonist. Over 108 beautiful painting and drawings by forty students from the school have been displayed. The children have let loose their imagination on canvas using nearly all types of mediums. There are pencil drawings, water colour pictures, crayon drawings and oil paintings.
Children’s love for nature and it’s components can be seen in all the pictures. Lakes, animals, forests and rural scenes form the theme in most of the works. The splendid drawing of a girl in white with her pet animals by Punya Venugopal, pencil drawing of a humming bird sucking nectar from a flower by Gayathri V Menon, ships sailing on the deep blue sea by Athul T V are a few among the many beautiful pictures exhibited here. Five-year-old Gitanjali S Jacob is the youngest artist at this exhibition. Arielle Asha Fox, daughter of Michelle Fox and Tim, both German citizens and employees at Infopark have also contributed her drawings to the exhibition.“He started to draw at the age of three. Attending Babu sir’s classes have helped him to hone his skills.
He loves to draw and has won many prizes,” says Sobhana Murali, mother of Harimurali Muraleedharan, a nine-year-old whose pencil sketch of M F Hussain has been displayed at the exhibition. V K Babu, administrator of Bhoomi considers occasions like these as opportunities to popularise the talents of his students. “Painting is a field that has infinite scopes nowadays. We have many children who are talented in portraiture. Bhoomi intends at opening the vast portal of opportunities before the children while at the same time aims to transform the world of paintings as a platform for them to learn about nature and society better,” said the winner of NCERT’s All India Art Teachers Award.“This is the third consecutive year that we are organizing the exhibition. We plan to make it even better next year by hiring all the five chambers of the Hall and displaying pictures of over hundred students,” he added. The exhibition will be open till Sunday. Timings are from 11 am to 7 pm.
Art Expo Concludes
A similar exhibition was conducted by Chaithram Institute of Fine Art near Palluruthy. The three day exhibition conducted as a part of the institute’s annual summer camp concluded on Friday. 132 pictures by children between the age group of 4 to 14 were displayed here. Proprietor V B Venu said that an impressive crowd had shown up through out the three days and all seemed to be amused by the creations of the children. Drawing by four-year-old Sredha was the special attraction of the event.