1st July 2016, Friday
The workshop by Chau Mask Artisans Bhim Sutradhar & Shanti Sutradhar in association with Heart For Art drew a lot of attention and interest, as patrons came in to make and take their own masks home with them.
The master artisans explained the history of Chau mask making and its use. They engaged participants in the actual creation and painting of the masks and gave finishing touches to the magnificent work that they have created. The participants finally took home two masks – one which they have made and painted and the other created by the artisan but painted by them.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS: Bhim Sutradhar is an accomplished Chau Artist from Charida village of Purulia district of West Bengal. He has been painting professionally for over fifteen years and has conducted several state-level workshops. Shanti Sutradhar is a state awardee and has completed entrepreneurship participation in a Development Training Program conducted by Rural Self Employment Training Institute under UBI.