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Annual State Art Exhibition provides platform to budding artists to showcase their talent

The 2nd Annual State Art Exhibition 2024 was inaugurated in a grand manner with the joint efforts of Apeejay Education, Jalandhar and Virsa Vihar Jalandhar. Expressing her views at the Inaugural Ceremony of 2nd Annual State Level Art Exhibition 2024, Dr Sucharita Director, Apeejay Education, Jalandhar said that the objective of this Art Exhibition is […]

The 2nd Annual State Art Exhibition 2024 was inaugurated in a grand manner with the joint efforts of Apeejay Education, Jalandhar and Virsa Vihar Jalandhar.
Expressing her views at the Inaugural Ceremony of 2nd Annual State Level Art Exhibition 2024, Dr Sucharita Director, Apeejay Education, Jalandhar said that the objective of this Art Exhibition is to provide a platform to the budding artists to showcase their talent and to admire the creativity of eminent artists in front of the people so that other artists can also take inspiration from them. She also put forth that through this art exhibition we have presented paintings, sculpture, digital art, mixed media, graphic design and photography.
Artworks of expert artists of the field were invited in which 160 artworks from different parts of the state of Punjab were received. The jury members - Dr Jaspal’s and Basudev Biswas selected 78 artworks for the exhibition at Virsa Vihar, Jalandhar.

Tanishk Arora, a student of Department of Music of Apeejay College of Fine Arts, sang “Dhoom Machaye Shyam, Radha Sang Raas Rachaaye” Bandish in Raga Bhimpalasi and was accompanied on stage by Dr Sumit Singh ‘Padam’ on Sitar, Sahil on Tabla and Sagar on Harmonium. With the composition of music depicting Holi festival, they enthralled and intoxicated the audience with their melodies.

In this 2nd state level Art exhibition, the best art works are rewarded. Guranjan Pal won the first prize along with Dr Stya Paul Award of Rs. 21,000 for her painting - Chanting. Second prize was awarded to Jalandhar based artist Sukhwinder Singh for his painting ‘Sparrow’s Feast’ and cash prize of Rs. 11,000 sponsored by Vivek Sondhi (PKF, Joint Managing Director). The third prize was given to Loveleen Verma for her sculpture ‘Verma on Web’ along with the cash prize of Rs. 7000 which was sponsored by Major General Balwinder Singh, Convener, INTACH.

Also, another eight artists- Hargun Kaur from Jalandhar for her painting ‘Blue Holy City’, Gurpreet Singh from Ludhiana for his painting ‘Migrating Punjab’, Tina Sharma from Amritsar for her sculpture ‘Home’, Balwin Badhan from Jalandhar for his painting ‘Lost Souls’, Tarannum Gupta from Ludhiana for her painting ‘Shrinagar’, Sananpal Singh from Hoshiarpur for her portrait, Anuradha Thakur from Jalandhar for her sculpture ‘3 Plates’ and Rohit Kumar from Jalandhar for his work - Beyond Reality were honoured by Ajit Pal Singh (GST, Superintendent, Hoshiarpur) and all these commendable artists won the cash prize of Rs. 1000. All the artists participating in this art exhibition were honored with certificates.

Principal Dr Neerja Dhingra expressed her gratitude to all the guests and artists present in the art exhibition and said that such artistic environment is inspirational and an opportunity for every budding artist.

This art exhibition will run from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from 22nd - 28th March 2024.

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