An Exhibition of Painting created by the participants of the 7th Annual Art Camp “Indian Artists Paint Russia”, jointly organised by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) and the Forum of Indian Photographers and Artists (FIPA), was opened at 24, Firoz Shah Road, New Delhi, on September 27, 2017. Twenty-six paintings were on display at the exhibition.
The Painting Exhibition, entitled “Roerich’s Family – A Bridge between Russians and Indians”, was dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar. An exhibition of the same paintings will be held at Naggar from October 7, and a delegation of FIPA will participate in it. They will conduct master classes and hold a seminar on Roerich’s contribution to Indo-Russian relations.
Hailing the inspiring initiative taken by the RCSC on the exhibition, Mr Paramjit Singh Dogra, famous artist and former Principal of Art College, pointed out that the exhibition truly demonstrated the essence of cultural affinity between India and Russia. He congratulated the artists for their concerted efforts in bringing the peoples of both countries nearer.
Pointing out that India and Russia have come a long way in strengthening bilateral cultural bond, Mr Sanjay Vedi, Senior Programme Director, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, expressed his satisfaction that more and more people are coming forward imbibing the spirit of bilateral cultural exchange.
Mr Sergey Karmalito, Senior Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in India, lauded the excellence shown by FIPA in successfully conducting seven art camps and taking the creative works of participating artists to other leading Indian cities. Mr. Karmalito expressed the hope that FIPA would be able to intensify its activities manifold in future. He was delighted to announce the participation of over 35 Indian artists for the first time in the International Art Festival to be organised soon in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia.
Certificates of Participation were presented to the artists by the distinguished guets.
Mr. Vimal Mehta, President, FIPA, dwelt upon the activities of the organisation and underlined the tremendous response received from artists, general public and media. He acknowledged the immense help, guidance and cooperation rendered by the Russian Embassy and the RCSC in the successful conduct of art camps and exhibitions.