ITANAGAR: Director of the Department of Art and Culture Opak Gao attended a week-long painting and art exhibition with the theme “The Awakening”, which commenced here at the Chimchoo Art Gallery on Monday.
Gao was highly fascinated with the creativity and use of vibrant colours in the paintings. He took a tour of the gallery and commended the artistic works of the painters. He also encouraged the artists to continue with their the art work as it has huge potential in social change.
The artworks displayed include more than 30 pieces of paintings and few sculptures made by budding artists with oil, pencil, watercolor and other forms, showcasing the State’s diverse culture and creative arts that also epitomizes the flavour of the region.
Artists Jene Hai while talking about one of its exclusive works titled “Culture & Modernization”, said that through his work he wants to highlight how traditional tribal culture and traditions are being threatened by the advent of modernization.
Hai also urged the State Government to create separate art teaching posts in colleges, and schools to provide artists a livelihood in addition to helping students improve their basic artistic skills.
Jackie Bodo, Yumlam Tana, Dakli Gara, Joon Dulom, Gyamar Nanam, Kampi Riba, Bano Tatak, Matu Mara, Yongrang Poddum, Hibu Tamo, Ajay Bhattacharya, Punyo Chobin and Padmasree Mamang Dai were few other artists whose artworks were exhibited on the day.