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Div Com inaugurates painting exhibition at Govt Arts Emporium

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SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, on Saturday inaugurated a two-day painting exhibition at Government Arts Emporium Srinagar.

On the inaugural day, visitors had the chance to view and appreciate the paintings created by Iftikhar Wani and Er. Shazia Basharat. 

The exhibition features a diverse range of artwork, showcasing the talent and creativity of the participating artists.

The opening reception was well-attended, with visitors enjoying the creative work and meeting the artists behind the artwork.

Speaking on the occasion, the Div Com said that the event is a celebration of our city’s natural beauty and cultural heritage, and we are delighted to see so many people come out to support our local artists.

The Department of Handicrafts and Handloom Kashmir has dedicated its services to bringing painting out of the studio into open-air settings to bridge the gap between artists and the masses through the department’s ‘Know Your Artisan’ initiative post-recognition of Srinagar as UNESCO’s Creative City in the field of Craft and Folk Art.

The exhibition holds a special corner to portray various scenes of Shehr e Khaas (Srinagar City) by Iftikhar Wani.

The works in this exhibition represent the many unique ways artists can interpret a similar scene and be inspired by their relationship to the environment and we are thrilled with the success of our Exhibition event, said the Director of Handicrafts and Handloom Kashmir.

 Exhibitions of the same magnitude shall be continued to highlight the artisans of the valley, said an official.

The exhibition showcasing various masterpieces of the artists are on display which is open for the general public to highlight the works of the artists.

On the occasion, the Director of Handicrafts & Handloom thanked the Divisional Administration and all stakeholders who are supporting and promoting the local artisans at the global level and also appreciated the role of the media who have been prominent in promoting the arts and crafts of the valley.

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