Art for Heart

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Art and Culture plays an important role in the development agenda of any nation. Language of art and culture is universal and cannot be confined to the boundaries of any particular creative sector or to any geographic boundaries of nation states.

Taking forward this philosophy and continuing with our endeavor to promote art and artists, both known and upcoming came forward to participate in “Art for Heart” an art camp in the scenic and idyllic Kotabagh of Uttarakhand. The camp was organized is association with Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Directorate of Culture, Uttarakhand. Empowerment and UAWA(NGO) associated is organizing the artists. Renowned 4 artists from Delhi visited Kotabagh and were joined by 5 artists from Uttarakhand in a camp that lasted for 4 days. The camp was organized at Gazzari Greenz Resort, Kotabagh near Nainital in Uttarakhand from 23rd February to 26th February 2014.

Artists were exposed to the many facets of Uttarakhand popular culture, folk art, popular cuisines and were inspired to discuss and share cultural nuances of their city Delhi. During their stay the artists visited the Sitabani Temple- place of historical significance and it comes under Archeological Survey of India including a trip to the Jim Corbett Museum. Artists enthusiastically drew sketches of the mountains, did portraits and painted at the sites and tried to gain a deeper perspective on the cultural significance of the place.

Exchange of ideas and art-full interactions throughout the duration of the camp became mutually enlightening. The popular artists discovered the traditional and local art from Uttarakhand and the challenges faced by the local artists.

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