National level art camp by Women artists ‘Srigundicha’ concludes with glory

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‘Srigundicha’ – National Women artists’ camp at Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The three day national level art camp named ‘Srigundicha’ featuring Odia women artists from across the globe concluded on Wednesday at Panthanivas in the city. The unique camp was organised jointly by Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi and state culture department as part of the Nabakalebara celebrations. Thirty artists from across the globe but having roots in Odisha did put their imaginations on canvas at the camp, which were displayed on Wednesday for the visitors to witness the artistic renditions of various aspects and facets of Nabakalebara and Jagannath culture.

Several eminent persons including Odisha Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, artists and art connoisseurs had a visual treat going through the exhibition at Panthanivas in Bhubaneswar. Visiting the exhibition, state tourism secretary Arvind Padhee was all praise of the women artists and their mesmerizing work on canvas.

The one of its kind camp was organised with the aim to encourage the women artists to exhibit their works and provide a better scope to them along with promoting our rich culture and art through artistic renditions of Nabakalebara and Jagannath culture. The camp also turned a fertile learning be a learning experience for art students and budding artists in Odisha who turned up with great enthusiasm and vigour.

A painting on display at the National Women Artists' Camp at Bhubaneswar

National Women Artists’ Camp at Bhubaneswar

The paintings reflected various imaginations of the artists ranging from creative presentations of the Daru or the holy neem log from which the idols of the divine Trinity gets carved to portraying famed women devotees of Lord Jagannath.

It may be noted here that the famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath is also known as Gundicha Jatra as the trinity board the chariots to reach the Gundicha temple, to fulfill the wish of queen Gundicha,  known as an ardent devotee of Lord Jagannath. The camp was aptly named thus as ‘Srigundicha’

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