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Exhibiting social issues through paintings
Correspondent KOHIMA, Nov 27 (NPN):
Published on 27 Nov. 2010 11:49 PM IST
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An art exhibition by Heather Layton from New York on the theme “Parables for a compassionate revolution” started on Saturday at Dream Café, Kohima.
Inaugurating the exhibition, commissioner & secretary department of art and culture Himato Zhimomi, IFS thanked Theja Meru and Heather Layton for organising the art exhibition in the state. In his comment on the visitor book, Himato wrote “Heather’s collection in Kohima ‘compassionate revolution’ is indeed beautiful, clear, vibrant, colorful and most importantly meaningful.
A relevant message for our society and all of humanity. We need to stop, take a hard look ather paintings and introspect on our society. Her message will always be pertinent, cutting across creed, colour and time. Thank you Heather for bringing them to our people”.
A brief preview of the painting was presented by Heather Layton herself, who is an art activist and a faculty of the University of Rochester New York. She also informed that she would be traveling to Nagaland University Lumani to have a master class of Arts with the students. Earlier, Theja Meru, managing director Dream Café chaired the function.
The exhibition was made possible through the generous donation of Rochester University, Art & Culture Council of Greater Rochester, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence.
Event partners are XL, Nagaland University and the Heritage and organized by Rattle & Hum Music Society. Event partners also thanked international visitor’s leadership program, American Center Kolkata for their support. The exhibition will continue till December 2 and public can view the paintings daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

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