Mangaluru: The Mangaluru Chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) in association with Art Kanara Trust will be launching a unique project of sketching of Mangaluru’s rivers by artist Jeevan Salian on the occasion of World Rivers Day on Sunday, September 25 at 8.45 am at BMS Ferry Point, Bengre in the presence of Yatish Baikampady, Campus Director, Amrita Vidyalayam, Boloor.
World Rivers’ Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of September every year to increase public awareness about rivers and to encourage their conservation. Students from Mahalasa College of Visual Art, Mangaluru, will participate in the function.
Being situated between the rivers Netravathi and Phalguni, Mangaluru City has a strong association with rivers. In fact, ‘Kudla’, the local Tulu name of the City, means ‘meeting point of two rivers’. This innovative project, titled ‘Earth, River & Beyond – Exploring Mangaluru’s Heritage through Sketching and Drawing’ will attempt to document Mangaluru’s natural and built heritage with an illustrated monograph of selected sketches of riverside locations by Jeevan Salian, a young artist and art teacher from the City. The project, which will last approximately two months, will include workshops with school children at various heritage sites throughout the City. An exhibition of the original sketches and photographs will be held at the Kodialguthu Centre for Art and Culture situated at Ballalbagh in the City.
The project is being taken up under Mangalore Art / Archival Heritage (MA/AP).
For further details, contact: 8762368048 – Subhas Basu, Convener-Intach Mangaluru Chapter.