Exhibitions

8th edition of Annual Art Exhibition of young budding artists

Academy of Art and Design inaugurated its 8th edition of Annual Art Exhibition of young budding artists at Open Palm Cout Gallery, India Habitat Centre on the 18th of May. It also got associated with poet Ms. Preeta Chandran and artist Pankaj Kumar Saxena for their book launch:

The Painted Verse, as the name suggests, is an amalgamation of poetry and painting, two different, yet complementary arts which has been published by Bibliophile South Asia. The poet and the painter weave a rich fabric of colours and words, inspired by nature and its beauty, love, pain, joy and the innermost feelings of humankind. The poems have a universal appeal and are an enchanting blend of rhyme and meter as well as free verse that characterizes modern poetry. The mixed media artwork in the Painted Verse combines various traditionally distinct visual art and together the poems and the paintings form a perfect fusion.

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8th Edition of Annual Art Exhibition at Arpana Art Gallery,  in February 2013 addressed by H.E. Ashraf Haidari (Deputy High Commissioner, Embassy of Afghanistan, New Delhi)

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7th Edition of Annual Art Exhibition at Japan Foundation, in August 2012 addressed by H.E. Dr. Karan Singh (M.P. Lok Sabha, President Indian Council for Cultural Relations)

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ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION

First of its kind “Children’s Art Gallery”  Inaugurated on the 1st January, 2012 by H.E. Shri V.Venu (Joint Secretary Ministry of Culture and H.E. Shri Satyajeet Rajan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence followed by children’s party.

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6th edition of Annual Art Exhibition of children at India Habitat Centre addressed by H.e. Dr. Suresh K.Goel (Special Secretary and Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations Ministry of External Affairs)

The exhibition was on the 8th of May, 2011, Sunday at Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre on the theme ‘Modern Art- an Inspiration’. Inaugural Ceremony was at 12.30p.m. Around 80 children of academy participated in the show. Awards were given to children for their hard work.

Children took inspiration from the great artists and expressed their thoughts on their canvas. The paintings of children walked everyone through some of the very famous Indian Modern artists’ style of working, showcasing an energetic, creative and entrepreneurial young nation grappling with the excitement of constant reinvention, of change.

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Annual Art Exhibition at Art Lounge, Hotel Ashoka, in December 2011 addressed by H.E. Shri Anwar J. Haleem (Deputy Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations)

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Art Competition cum Art Exhibition of Children of different Schools of Delhi from 11th-17th of February, 2011

The Art Exhibition was designed to light up the imagination and inspire a child to create a beautiful painting on the theme “Beautiful Nature” or “Our Rich Heritage and Culture”. The Art Exhibition was held at Azad Bhavan Art Gallery, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, I.P.Estate, Azad Bhavan from 11th to 17th February. The inauguration was by our Hon’ble Chief Guest Smt. Shalini Geol at 11a.m. on the 11th February, 2011. Children from 4yrs. – 16 yrs participated in the exhibition. We were overwhelmed to have around 1,500 participants from Delhi in the show, out of which 40 best paintings were selected and awarded for the exhibition.

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5th Edition of  Annual Art Exhibition of children 2010 addressed by H.E. Shri Virendra Gupta (Director General,Indian Council for Cultural Relations Ministry of External Affairs)

The exhibition was organised at Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, on the 30th of May, 2010. The theme of the show was ‘Great Artists- an Inspiration’. The Chief Guest of the show was Mr. Virendra Gupta ,IFS (Additional Secretary to Ministry of External Affairs and Director General of Indian Council for Cultural Relations) Paintings of around 80 children from different schools of Delhi were displayed in the show.I n the exhibition of children people could see the connections between the paintings of Manet and Goya, or the equivalence between the emotional weight of a Rothko and a Caravaggio. The challenge of the exhibition was to guide people to make these associations, as well as to inspire and inform.Various movements and styles of painters were brought together under one umbrella by children. This exhibition showcased a popular history of painting from medieval times to the present day.

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4th Edition of  Annual Art Exhibition of children addressed by Shri Satyajeet Rajan (Joint Secretary Ministry of Defence) at DLF Place Saket

The exhibition was organized on the 5th of July, 2009, at DLF Place Saket on the theme ‘India in one city-Delhi’. The Chief Guest of the event was Mr. Satyajeet Rajan (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Government of India.) ‘Dilli’ is the heart of India. It embodies centuries of life and living, of changing cityscapes and fine architectural masterpieces that draw together ancient fortresses, and a metropolis that has, without hesitation, embraced the diverse, multilayered and dynamic reality of India and all Indians. The paintings of children showcased some of the symbols that compel Delhi to stand apart, showcasing an old civilization and more importantly, an energetic, creative and entrepreneurial young nation grappling with the excitement of constant reinvention, of change.

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On the occasion of the Birthday of Bharat Ratna Shri Rajiv Gandhi, 20th of August, 2009, we organised an Art Exhibition on the theme ‘Dream India of Rajiv Gandhi’ at Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Delhi on the 23rd of August. Along with this, children painted 10 mt. long canvas on the same theme. The Chief Guest was Shri Rajiv Shukla (MP,Congress Party & BCCI Chairman) and Guest of Honour was Mr. Satyajeet Rajan (Secretary, Ministry of Defence). The aim of the exhibition and canvas painting of children was to depict the accomplishments of Bharat Ratna Shri Rajiv Gandhi -as a policy maker, a politician, a visionary, a reformer, a secularist and a humanist. Children visualized the vision of Rajiv Gandhi in their paintings to portray it in front of everyone, how Bharat Ratna Shri Rajiv Gandhi has chartered new paths beckoning the nation to the 21st century.

Empowerment propagates the life and mission of Mahatma Gandhi through various socio-cultural activities to make our youths socially responsible. Under our direction children have made murals, they have painted canvas on themes like ‘Unity in Diversity’, ‘Culture and Heritage’ and ‘Peace and Non-violence’.

We conducted an Art Mela on the 26th of January, 2009 which included an Art Exhibition and Art Competition of children on the theme ‘Bapu’s Dream of Peaceful World’. The Chief Guest was Mr. Nitin Anand (Commissioner, Central Custom and Excise Duty). The aim of the event was- The paintings promoted the message of rejection of violence, acceptance of peace and unity, revival of national values and ethics, behavioural as well as institutional change. Children were given a chance to come forward and unleash their hidden talents.

 
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3rd Edition of  Annual Art Exhibition of children addressed by Shri vijay Jolly (MLA, BJP Party)

The theme of the Art Show of children was ‘Expression’. It represented all stages of work, from the very early experimental works to the more realistic and sophisticated. The ages of the children whose work was exhibited range from 4 years to 16 years. Children depicted different aspects and moods of things related to them and their childhood. Around 70 children participated in the show. The Chief Guest of the programme was Mr. Ohm Prakash, IFS, P.S. to Minister of Overseas and External Affairs and Guest of Honour was Mr. Shiva Prasad, Commissioner, Government of Punjab. The guests appreciated the efforts of children a lot. Children were very excited and motivated receiving awards from them and listening to their inspiring words.

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Academy of Art and Design in association with Empowerment organized its First Annual Art Show on the theme ‘Dekho Dilli Meri Nazar Se’ at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, Delhi in the month of April. Chief Guest, Shri Prem Singh (Speaker-Dilli Vidhan Sabha) inaugurated the show. He was impressed by the hard work, talents and creativity of the children Around 50 children participated in it.

Children were exposed to almost all color mediums. Before making paintings they were taken for a Heritage walk to various monuments of Delhi They depicted almost all the monuments of Delhi and also each and every culture and festival celebrated here. All the children were awarded with a certificate and a trophy for their hard work. They felt motivated for the appreciation of their works and to hear the inspirational words of the Chief Guest.