Exhibition of Tribal Paintings: “Aadi-Chitra”

Posted by Shreya Baldwa
November 25, 2013

‘Tribes India’, a showroom chain, of Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd. (TRIFED), a government agency, is presenting an exhibition ‘Aadi-Chitra’, a collection of tribal paintings at State Gallery of Fine Arts, Road No. 1, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur, from 22nd November to 30th November 2013.

The exhibition is an effort to propagate the ancient culture through paintings. The main theme of the exhibition is to not only bring tribal paintings from the stupor to the mainstream of art and help tribal artists in earning their livelihood, but also to restore, preserve and reinforce the tribal art in its forte so that the traditional form, flow and flavor undergo least dilution.

The entry to the exhibition is free. The timings are 11a.m to 8p.m. M. Suryanaik, Chairperson, TRIFED and K. Bhagya Lakshmi, Vice Chairperson, TRIFED will inaugurate the exhibition at 5.00 PM on 22nd November 2013.The exhibition will present creative expressions of about 40 tribal artists belonging to Gond, Bhil, Rathwa, Saura and Warli tribes of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Orissa and Maharashtra respectively.

The exhibition is an excellent blend of cultural convergence and emergence of new opportunity. The encouragement, participation and valued guidance of art lovers will be an inspiration for the budding, talented tribal artists so that they not only carry forward the tradition of tribal art, but also try to enrich it and keep it alive.

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