Art Gallery inaugurated in Manipal1 min read
Manipal: The Gallery, an art gallery was inaugurated in Manipal on July 25, sprung from the growing interest of art in Udupi. The gallery is situated near Syndicate Circle and is open from 10am till 6pm.
The Gallery is the brainchild of Narendra Nayak and three other colleagues. It was an initiative taken after a two day clay model exhibition held in 2011 which got an impressive response, encouraging them to move forward with the idea. The modestly sized gallery offers the viewers a glimpse of Indian art and culture, and an introduction to the artistic talent of the local artists and students of Manipal.
The gallery includes a variety of art, ranging from clay models and paintings to Bonsai miniature plants made by local artists in Udupi, with prices starting from Rs. 800 to Rs. 25000 varying on the style and methods used in making them. The gallery will also be displaying student creations over a period of three months where the students themselves will be able to sell their projects.
“The gallery is a platform for the artists in these areas to get accustomed to paintings and different art forms with a chance to exhibit their projects with an opportunity to sell them to art-lovers,” said Nayak whose love for art opened a portal for artists in Udupi to exhibit their work. “The next step will be to promote the art forms and acquire a greater response in the following days,” he added.
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