Pune: Art work of 48 artists to be displayed during Venus Art Festival

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Pune, 16th June 2022: On the occasion of the 48th Anniversary of Venus Traders, a Venus Art Festival has been organized from Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19 during which paintings by various artists including senior artists, women artists, professional artists, professors artist, self taught artists and urban sketchers group will be put up on display at Raja Ravi Varma Art gallery on Ghole Road from 11 AM to 8 PM. The entry will be free of cost.

On Friday, the inauguration of the festival will be done at the hands of actor Girish Kulkarni and three senior artists including Dr. Sudhakar Chawan, Dr. Subhash Pawar and Pramod Kamble will be felicitated while prizes will be given to Regional Camel Art Foundation Contest winners including Surbhi Gulwilkar and Rupesh Sonar.

A live demo of calligraphy painting by artist Manohar Desai will also be shown on Friday at 5 PM, while on Saturday a demo of watercolor painting will be presented by Artist Vilas Kulkarni at 5.30 PM.

On Sunday, June 19, a children drawing workshop by artist Ghansham Deshmukh will be held between 11 AM to 5 PM. A certificate of participation will be given to all children attending the workshop.

“As June 10 marked the 48th anniversary of Venus Traders, we have organized various activities during the Venus Art Festival, which will feature paintings by 48 painters from across the city. Painting activities have also been organized throughout the day especially for children. Based on the concept – ‘Life Lines on Canvas’ by artists, one common painting done by using hand impressions of all the artists and art lovers visiting this festival will be put up on display and will be donated to the Airport Authority after the festival,” Surendra Karamchandani of Venus Traders.