The 10-day ‘Lokrang’ at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) commenced on Friday. After 3 years, the festival based on folk music and folk dances from Rajasthan and around the country has been introduced by JKK in a new style. The exhibition was inaugurated by Chairman, Jaipur Citizen Forum, Rajiv Arora.
As a part of ‘Lokrang’, various workshops are organized at Shilpgram. On the other hand, the ‘Man to Mahatma’ exhibition at the Sudarshan Art Gallery showcased a glimpse of Bapu’s journey from Mohandas to Mahatma Gandhi through various paintings and sculptures. Exhibition Coordinator, Hemant informed that a large number of school students from Jaipur visited the exhibition. The students watched the events related to Bapu’s life with interest and found answers to their curiosities.
The exhibited paintings depict the events related to the life of Mahatma Gandhi. On the other hand, the sculptors have brought to life the footwear, pen, inkpot, desks, glasses, watches, spinning wheel and three monkeys through their work. Sculptors have used marble stone and sandstone to make the idols.
Special events engraved in paintings:
In the exhibition, the painter has beautifully presented the life journey of Gandhi beginning with marrying Kasturba to the luggage being thrown by the British during his journey by train in South Africa. Similarly, the first ‘Satyagrah’ of Bapu in India has been showcased in another painting. The ‘Satyagrah’ was started by Bapu to protest against the exploitation of workers engaged in indigo cultivation at Champaran, Bihar. Similarly, artists have depicted Mahatma Gandhi addressing a large number of people and spinning a spinning wheel in their paintings.
It is to be noted that these paintings and sculptures were made by 20 painters and 5 sculptors from across the country during the seven-day ‘Artist Residency Program’ held last month at JKK. In addition to Jaipur, Artist Residency Program was attended by artists from Delhi, Baroda, Shimla, Pune, Anand, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Rajsamand and Tonk. During the ‘Lokrang’, other exhibitions are also being held at the Contemporary and Surekha Galleries of JKK. In these exhibitions, artists have presented their ideas, thoughts and feelings with artistry and creativity. During the ‘Lokrang’, visitors will get to see innovative art forms of visual art at these exhibitions from 11 am to 7 pm daily. Entry to the exhibition is free for visitors.