"Since times immemorial, in the best and worst of times, humanity has turned to the arts to express emotions, bond, heal and find solace in the celebration of creativity," said Padma Bhushan Dr BN Goswami, eminent art connoisseur and historian, during the International Art Appreciation Day seminar - Celebrating Creativity.
The event, organised by Kadamb Arts in association with Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Hotel Aquamarine, Sector 22, on Thursday, also includes a two-day painting exhibition showcasing the work of fifteen eminent artists made during a Kadamb Art workshop last month. Dr Goswami and acclaimed art promoter Manmohan Singh Kohli lauded the efforts of city artist Neenu Vij - the spirit behind the show.
Sharing her concept and concern, Neenu Vij said, "Everyone has their own way of showing appreciation; for some it is just an instant liking for something, while for others, appreciation goes into the details."
"Appreciating art needs no technical skills; just some observation, awareness and inclination. It helps us form an opinion and create a relation between the conscious and the subconscious," added Neenu.
The artists whose work is being exhibited include Mona Ghosh (Calcutta), Sadre Alam, Dipto Narayan Chatopathaya, Nawal Kishore, Praveen Kumar (New Delhi), Shakti Singh, Sanjay Kumar (Rohtak), KK Gandhi, Rohit Verma(Jammu), Kamal Sohal (Patiala), Lalit Gopal Prashar (Amritsar), Bheem Malhotra, Madan Lal, Prabhinder Lall and Satwant Sumail from Chandigarh.
The exhibition is on till today at Hotel Aquamarine (next to Hotel Aroma), Sector 22, Chandigarh