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Bangalore: Railway station turns into art camp
Bangalore, March 27 (Agencies):
Published on 27 Mar. 2011 11:50 PM IST
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The Bangalore city railway station on Saturday saw a first of its kind art camp between platforms 4 and 5 - after a rural art NGO Aley joined hands with the Railways.
Vani Manohar, founder, ‘Aley’ said, “You can get all sorts of people from different cultures, different religion. Get such a wide audience for your art works and despite their travel schedule they’re taking that one minute to catch a glimpse of it.”S Mani, divisional railway manager, Railways said, “Where can you get such a distinguished Indianness except in the Indian railways. If a railway station represents India in this way now, can art be left behind.”
And so this mini-India became both the audience and the subject. Modern art merged with charcoal works, sketches and folk art in this day-long live paining session.
Shahid Pasha, artist, said, “Art must reach the masses.”
KV Kale, artist said, “They’re excited, they’re enjoying watching artists painting.”
The paintings will also be exhibited later this week at the main entry lounge. And they’ve already generated a lot of interest.
What better platform to really get to feel a slice of India than the railway station. Well this one is for so many of us who’ve always wanted to go to an art gallery but have never actually done so.

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