Mangaluru, June 6: Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Mangaluru Chapter, in association with KP Poornachandra Tejaswi Trust and the Department of Kannada and Culture, Chikkamagaluru has organised ‘Drishya-Bandhavya’, an art exhibition that showcases the works of art produced during the art camp held at Kottigehara village in Chikkamagaluru district in February 2021. 

The exhibition was inaugurated on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at the Kodialguthu Centre for Art and Culture, GG Road, Ballal Bagh, Mangaluru. Dhanalakshmi Ammal, Curator of the Shreemanthi Bai Memorial Government Museum, Mangaluru, was the chief guest. Ivan D’silva of Sahamata, Chikkamagaluru, B. C. Bapudinesh, artist and member of the KP Poornachandra Tejaswi Trust, and Subhas Chandra Basu, convener of the INTACH Mangaluru Chapter, were the guests of honour.

The participating artists are Harish Kodialbail, Jeevan Salian, Lingaraj, Nayanamrita, Nemiraj Shetty, Rajendra Kedige, Reshma S. Shetty, Santhosh Andrade, Satish B. R., Sridhar M., Sulochana V., Suresh Chandra Datta, Suresh T. D., Wilson Souza, and Vishwas M.

In her inaugural address, Dhanalakshmi Ammal appreciated the collection of paintings on display and stressed the collaborative possibilities between the museum, INTACH, and the Art Kanara Trust. Ivan D'Silva explained the idea of the art camp held in 2021 and its importance. B. C. Bapudinesh, representing KP Poornachandra Tejaswi Trust, expressed interest in organising similar joint ventures in the future.

Subhas Chandra Basu, convener of the INTACH Mangaluru Chapter, welcomed the gathering and introduced the programme. Nemiraj Shetty spoke on the theme of the exhibition and later gave a vote of thanks. The art exhibition will continue to be open to the public on all days from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Saturday, June 10, 2023.