2nd April 2016, Saturday - 16th April 2016, Saturday
I CELEBRATE was artist Randhir Khare’s 7th Solo Exhibition. Stunning in the range of techniques that it revealed, this show by the distinguished Pune-based artist, poet and folklorist delighted each and every visitor with its innovative use of line, colour and medium. Though widely varied in its many forms of expression, his work was held together by the powerful theme of celebration.
There was a multi-media presentation following the inauguration that explained the concept of The Book of Life, and visitors were encouraged to creatively contribute to the community installation on the theme. “I celebrate through line and colour, the world inside me and the world outside me. I mirror the earth and the web of life that it reveals to me,” said the artist.
THE BOOK OF LIFE: Gyaan Adab’s on-going Community Art Project inspired by Randhir Khare’s art displayed the work of numerous children, young people and adults who celebrate their own lives. Visitors will be encouraged to experience the artist’s work then contribute their own visuals and words on special handmade paper that will be provided to them. Students, teachers, parents and individuals alike came in and did their bit of community work. One could see the joy spread on their face as they used different colors, mediums and lines to express themselves. You can find the work of the plethora of visitors who'd come and contributed to the Book of Life in the images shown below.
About The Artist: Randhir Khare’s art is in private collections in India, South East Asia, England, Ireland, USA and Canada and his drawings have been used in many of his own books for children and adults alike. He has helped children, young people and adults to express themselves through the arts and find their own voice.
The video link for this event shall be put up shortly!