Mysore, Oct. 3 (KCU&KK)- Chitra Santhe, a day-long national-level exhibition of paintings with the theme Mane Manakkondu Chitra organised by Vishwamanava Vidyarthi Yuva Vedike, commenced in city today.

The Santhe was inaugurated at the premises of Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry by renowned city-based artist Prof. V.G. Hiregoudar with a dash of colour on the canvas, later developed into a picture by another artist Subhash.

About 6,000 exhibits painted by about 250 artists from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bangalore, Mysore, Raichur and other places were displayed at the premises of Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry and on either side of the stretch of Vinoba Road, from Metropole Circle to Dewan's Road junction.

The paintings were all unique in nature, depicting different messages. Tsunami, one of the paintings by Jawa, an artist from West Bengal, depicted the scientific explanation and the aftermath of the ocean's fury. Another work of hers pictorially depicted a folk story of a marriage between fishes.

The wide array of arts included wood art, metal art, roots and fiber art. The whole choultry premises wore a picturesque look, drawing a large crowd. The artists were seen doing pencil-sketch portraits of individuals on the spot and in a jiffy.

Wildlife Photographers Krupakar and Senani, who visited the expo, opined that the show was unique and was being held for the first time in the city and visitors had a unique experience.

Lata, an artist from Bangalore, felt that the show should have been held during Dasara to draw more visitors.

Mayor Sandesh Swamy, DCP Basavaraj Malagatti, Andolana Editor Rajashekar Koti, Vishwamanava Vidyarthi Yuva Vedike President M.J. Suresh Gowda and journalist Ravindra Joshi were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore