Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 4
The summer art camp of the Indian Academy of Fine Art (IAFA) was inaugurated by Rajinder Mohan Singh Chinna, president, IAFA, here today. Through the exhibition of paintings, photographs, sculptures, all of which have been displayed to be sold, the IAFA has tried to introduce the concept of buying art pieces at affordable prices.
“The art promotion culture lacks in the city as not many people spend on a piece of art. By keeping the prices of these art pieces minimal and in the range of common people, we are encouraging them to buy rather than just come and visit,” said Chinna.
PS Grover, convener and general secretary, said the summer art camp would cater a spectrum of art to its students this time. “We have workshops in paintings, dance and music. Besides these, regular classes in mural art, sculpture, calligraphy, drawings shall be held. Art workshops in photography, portrait, landscape, caricature, clay modeling shall be additional attractions,” he said.
Exhibitions in paintings, photography, graphics, sculptures shall be arranged twice a week, round the month for the art lovers. In the summer art festival, art lovers and art students shall get the opportunity to enjoy five Sundays in a variety of performing art activities. The opening day saw comedy theatre titled School of Fools being presented by the team of Gurinder Makana. A satire based on the education system, which emphasises on bulk cramming rather than learning, the play was appreciated. Artist Arvinder Chamak also spoke about the importance of comedy in day to day life at the end of the play. Other artists present on the inaugural ceremony included Shiromani Awardee and TV artist Jatinder Kaur, Chandan Parbhakar, Surinder Farishta alias Ghulle Shah. They were decorated with robe of honour for their achievements in the field of comedy.