By Tricityews Reporter
Chandigarh 30th October:- Virtuous Retail South Asia’s regional flagship center, VR Punjab, has announced the inaugural edition of an annual festival, 'Punjab Art Initiative' (PAI), that seeks to highlight the regions unique heritage, art & culture and catalyze civic pride.
The 45 day long art festival will be open to visitors from 1st November till 15th December. The inaugural edition will feature
s a unique collection of installations
and fine art work created by both some of the most prominent, and promising
artists from across India, including George Martin an award winning artist,
Murali Cheerooth, Vikash Kalra, Nilesh Kinkale, and Yati Jaiswal among others.
Importantly, students from the Government College of Art, Chandigarh, the
College of Architecture, Lalit Kala Akademi, College of Art, Delhi, and JJ
School of Art, Mumbai will also share space with the independent artists over
the duration of the festival. PAI will also host a variety of art related
entertainment events and activities like the Basement Art Project, Live
Portrait Making, a Children’s Art Competition and Performance Art by Chandigarh
based Manjot Kaur who recently showcased her work at the Swiss Biennale 2017.
To mark the launch of PAI on Wednesday, 1st November, 2017, VR Punjab will unveil the VR Art Car Project that features a Mercedes Benz painted by renowned artist Gigi Scaria, followed by a performance art feature by Murali Cheeroth. The launch event will also host a music concert by The Local Train, a leading Indian Rock Band originally from Chandigarh. The concert will commence at 7 p.m at the Amphitheatre at VR Punjab.