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City artists to host charity show for Narmada villagers

Pune-based artists will organise an exhibition at Yashwantrao Chavan Art Gallery on June 29 and 30 to raise funds for a group of dedicated people who have been helping deprived villagers in the Nirmar region of Madhya Pradesh.

Written by Anjali Jhangiani KP | Pune | Published: June 29, 2013 4:22:13 am

Pune-based artists will organise an exhibition at Yashwantrao Chavan Art Gallery on June 29 and 30 to raise funds for a group of dedicated people who have been helping deprived villagers in the Nirmar region of Madhya Pradesh. The NGO provides pre-school and primary education programmes across eight villages along the river Narmada.

The open to all exhibition will be held between 10.30am and 8 pm. Titled ‘M-pathy’,the exhibition will feature over 40 paintings by Ranga Joshi,Sachin Akalekar,Santosh Mahadik,Shailesh Meshram,Ranjeet Dhruve,Nitin Sonasale,Ravi Pawar,Durgesh Bugde,Mandar Kurlekar,Amol Sonawane and Gauri Damle.

The entire sales at the exhibition will be donated to the NGO for their work with underprivileged children in Madhya Pradesh. The event will be inaugurated by art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai who is known for his work in Bollywood films and Bharati Thakur from Narmadalaya will be the guest of honour.

The exhibition is conceptualised by MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications and SCI Knowledge Interlinks. A buyer can pay the price of the painting directly to the NGO.

“I work throughout the day and hardly get time for recreational activities. But when I heard of this initiative,I wanted to contribute and took out two hours daily to paint. I completed five paintings in the span of a fortnight,” says Sachin Akalekar,who works as a Graphic Designer at Smart Design Studio at Tilak Road. His paintings are figurative and based on the theme of freedom.

Another painter,Santosh Mahadik has made a series of paintings based on rural life and landscapes in acrylic for the exhibition.

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