VIJAYAWADA: Art lovers of the City were on Friday provided a visual treat at the Aakriti Art Gallery of the Cultural Centre of Vijayawada (CCV), where an exhibition of paintings by various artists was organised under the aegis of the Telugu World Artists’ Art Society (TWAAS). The exhibition will be on till April 21.
Enthused by the public response, CCV CEO E Siva Nagi Reddy later told Express that many well-known artists as well as socialites made their presence felt on the occasion.
He added that many artists had also booked the gallery to display their art works.
As many as 30 artists, including T Vaikuntam, SM Peeran, S Vijay Kumar and S Satyanarayana Vara Prasad, cast a spell on the visitors through their more than 50 unique paintings. The subjects of the paintings included nature, historical places, lives of common people and tribals, social consciousness and abstract subjects.
“Till now, we did not have an art gallery in Vijayawada to exhibit our art works. This Aakriti Gallery will give a boost to the upcoming artists of Vijayawada by providing them a platform to display their hanidworks. This will help bring out the art essence in this region, that has been neglected so far,” said senior artist Vaikuntam.
Speaking on the occasion, veteran journalist Thurlapati Kutumba Rao demanded that the government should set up a Lalita Kala Academy in Vijayawada.
The painting exhibition drew a large number of people, especially the art-lovers. “I am inspired with the artwork displayed over there and these kind of exhibitions are required to encourage children to learn about our culture,” said S Srinivas Rao, a businessman from the city.