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Artsy_Naga organizes art exhibition in Dimapur

Artsy_Naga organizes art exhibition in Dimapur
Some of the art and sculpture at the art exhibition. (Itoka Yeptho Photography)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUN 12 | Publish Date: 6/12/2019 12:37:11 PM IST

 Artsy Naga, together with its IT partners, CONCLAVE, organized its first ever art exhibition based on the theme "Redefining” at Hotel Lake Shilloi on June 12. 

SDO (Civil), Kikato Chishi, graced the occasion as the guest of honour, where he acknowledged Artsy Naga and Conclave for boldly organizing such remarkable event that would greatly benefit the artist community and further promote growth of art in Nagaland. He was later presented with an artwork created by Buddhi Thapa, an internationally renowned artist. 

Buddhi Thappa, in his speech, also acknowledged Artsy Naga for organizing the event and hoped that the event would serve good purpose in show casting the talents of the upcoming Naga artists in Nagaland. 

In a short interview with the renowned artist, he stated that currently there more than 40 upcoming artists in the state, while 22 are already in the professional level. He further appealed state government and NGO’s to open a permanent art gallery for the artists in Nagagalnd to show cast their talents and display their art works. 

He viewed that there are many more young and talented artists in the state itself who can easily come under professional level, however, with lack of opportunity and platforms they are unable to show cast their talents. 

Founder, Artsy Naga, Tunavi Achumi, also spoke about how he decided to take up art as a profession and the struggles he went through in choosing his fields. 

Vote of thanks was delivered by member of CONCLAVE, Toka Kits, who expressed heartfelt gratitude to their sponsors, DMC, Chabou & Co., WJ Decors, event host, Hotel Lake Shilloi, media partner, Nagaland Post and printing partner, KT Printing Press.

The exhibition will run for 4 days, from June 12 to 15 and will be open from 10 AM to 8 PM. Artsy Naga is curating for 15 select prominent artists from Nagaland. 

Artworks and Sculptures of varying genres and mediums are on display with costs varying from Rs. 3000 to 7, 00,000. 

The organizers and partners also extend cordial invitation to all art lovers and enthusiasts to come and visit the exhibition.

The event began with an invocation by Pastor Ahoto Chophi of Ikishe Baptist Church

SPEECH by Tunavi Achumi (Founder, Artsy Naga)

Four years ago, I got into the field of art as a profession. Back then, I wanted to be an Animation Designer and I thought I'd do my best to get into some flourishing industries abroad. But as years passed by, we all reach a certain period which we call growing up.  Then I began to question myself if I am really willing to stay away from my home state. I wanted a sense of belonging - as the saying goes "Home is where the heart is." And so it didn't take long to make up my mind and fly back home.

* Coming back home and seeing no scope for artists like us.

* The idea of promoting Naga artists - a common platform Artsy Naga.

* Magnum Opus IV successfully organized.

* Today's exhibition - different genres, mediums allowing the artists to freely express themselves through art and not setting limitations.

* By doing so, it is going to bring a positive change in the society.

 

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