Art Exhibition For Local Artists Held At Mahatta's

By Syed Burhan

Srinagar: Several artists and art lovers on Saturday converged at the Edraak Art exhibition to share their ideas about art and artistry.

The participating artists shared their ideas about art. "Art was the core talk of the meeting and it also centred around various issues about local artists and their networking with art lovers," the artists said in a statement.

The session was attended by various artists of the valley, who spoke about their artworks and their passion for their work.

Among the prominent artists attending the session was Imtiyaz Ali, a mixed medium artist and a paper mache artist, who spoke about the importance of preserving the indigenous designs for posterity.

Arshid Sauleh, whose works instill calligraphy with landscape, talked about the innovation in his work which has been well-received by art lovers.

Another participant Zuhaib, who attended the session is self-taught and participated in his maiden exhibition with his innovative calligraphy works. "It was my first ever exhibition. It was an opportunity for me to learn about art. Prominent artists sharing their views about art encouraged me and I am looking forward to attending more art and calligraphy exhibitions in the future," he said.

The exhibition has been organised by Edraak, a movement that aims at educational revival through arts and aesthetics in Kashmir.

The organizers said the exhibition was aimed at encouraging budding talent in the valley. "As we received a good response, the workshop and exhibition have been extended for a few more days," they said.

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