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Akanksha 2017 – Mega Womens Group Show

April 10, 2017

Akanksha 2017 – Mega Womens Group Show

Akanksha was born as a concept during a group show in October 2012 and was founded by the trio of self taught artists Ms. Usha Rai, Ms. Kavita Prasanna and Ms. Shyamala Ramanand. Developing this little thought and hours of brainstorming resulted in a mega Group Show on 8th March 2014 featuring 50 women artists with more than 400 artworks, at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, commencing on the Women’s day. The 1st show of Akanksha 2014 was attended by thousands of art enthusiasts which lasted for 3 full days. Subsequently Akanksha was able to sustain the platform for artists in 2015 and 2016 in all her glory with more than hundreds participating in two years. The show has gone from strength to strength in displaying women power in artistic display.

Akanksha has an agenda of providing both female and male artists, who are self-taught in art, a stable stage to display their works and talent. Not only these artists have been achievers in their own fields, they also carry enough passion to make time and learn art from other senior artists or by watching video lessons or by attending workshops/demonstrations etc. Akanksha also acts as a common ground for like-minded artists to interact, collaborate and also make friendships which last a lifetime.

Women artists from all walks of life, from enterprising homemakers to doctors, lawyers, writers, activists, teachers, architects, students, and many many more, participate in these shows. Inspired by the show that went by last year, several artists who participated also formed mini-groups amongst themselves and put up their own shows in various galleries.

It is now the Fourth Edition of Akanksha this year and it has turned out bigger and better! It has evolved from being just an art exhibition to an Experience! A sum total of 500 works of art, in a multitude of genres, created by 50 women artists are going to be exhibited, which will fill nearly all 4 galleries at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat! It is going to be an Experience, because the entire span of 6 days that it lasts, from April 11th to 16th 3017 will feature Art demonstrations by leading artists, talks, Master Classes, competitions etc bringing in more festivity and togetherness.

This event will be inaugurated on the 11th April by eminent and distinguished women personalities Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balekundri, emiment paderatic cardiologist, Mrs Vani Murthy, the environmental activist, Prof. MJ Kamalakshi, General Secretary, Chitrakala Parishath, Mrs Bharati Sagar an eminent artist and Dr. Akkai Padmashali, the fisrt female transgender to have been awarded the Karnataka Rajyothsava Award. It’s a great honour for us have these commendable achievers in their respective fields of work. The show will also have the presence of esteemed guests of honour,

Although the show is curated and organized by Shyamala Ramanand an ex IT person, now an artist herself, Akanksha believes in nurturing a feeling of oneness amongst the participating artists and also gives them a sense of ownership of the event. Some of the artists have dedicated their precious time and energies in volunteering in various departments to put up this show! This show celebrates the passion, dreams and realization and the togetherness of the art fraternity in every sense of the word “Akanksha”.

Inauguration on 11th April 2017 at 11:30 AM
The Exhibition is on view till 16th April 2017 | 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
Art Complex,
Kumara Krupa Road,
Near Shivananda Circle,
Kumara Park East
Bengaluru-560 001.

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