Workshop “Artist in Residency” organized

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The Department of Fine Arts at the Aligarh Muslim University today organized a five-day Workshop “Artist in Residency” with Professor M. Shashi Dharan Nair of M. S. University, Baroda to provide opportunity to the artist community to interact with other artists, to learn, develop, share and improve their art.

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Prof. Shashi Dharan Nair earned name in glass art, metal and paintings equally. He will spend five days at the Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery and demonstrate his art of painting.

Prof. M. Shashi Dharan addressing the programme at Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery.

Delivering the presidential remarks, AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah said that creativity and artistic talents to nurtured. He said that he is a lover of fine arts and Marshal arts.

Gen. Shah said that Mr. Shamshad Husain, son of noted artist, M. F. Husain, visited this University recently to encourage arts of all varieties. He hoped that AMU will produce more people like M. F. Husain.

Brig. (Retd.) S. Ahmad Ali, Pro-Vice Chancellor said that the University has restored Moinuddin Art Gallery to provide better space to the faculty members and students to showcase their talents.

Earlier, welcoming the guests, Dr. Badar Jahan, Coordinator, Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery said that this Residency has been organized by Lalit Kala Academy. She said that art is a powerful means of expression and message communication has direct impact. Art can bring change, turn the course of society and politics. She said that the Department of Fine Arts will hold more national and international level programmes to promote the vision and mission of the founder of this gallery, Moinuddin Ahmad.

A Scene of dias at Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery.

Professor Seema Javed, Chairperson, Department of Fine Arts thanked the Vice Chancellor and Pro-Vice Chancellor for their constant support, encouragement and keen interest in the development of this department. She said that renovation of Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery is a step which will provide a strong platform to the students of Fine Arts to put their talents on display.

On this occasion, AMU Vice Chancellor unveiled the portrait of Moinuddin Ahmad, which was prepared by Dr. Asma Kazmi.