art and culture
Annual art exhibition of RBU's Faculty of Visual Arts begins in Kolkata
IBNS | 16 Mar 2018
Annual art exhibition of RBU's Faculty of Visual Arts begins in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 16 (IBNS): The annual exhibition of Rabindra Bharati University's Faculty of Visual Arts was inaugurated on Thursday at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata.

Professor Jogen Chowdhury (renowned artist, pedagogue and Rajya Sabha member), Professor Sabyasachi Basu Roy Chaudhury (Vice-Chancellor, Rabindra Bharati University), Debdatta Roy (Acting Registrar, Rabindra Bharati University), Professor Aditya Prasad Mitra (Dean, Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University) were present at the inauguration.

 
A total of 185 paintings, sculptures and graphics have been exhibited. The best from each section were awarded a medal and a certificate. 
 
 
Professor Aditya Prasad Mitra, in his inaugural speech, highlighted the achievements of the University's former students in recent times. 
 
Professor Jogen Chowdhury encouraged students to go beyond the college curriculum and explore the art and culture of modern era.
 
Faber Castell, a manufacturer of art material, also presented an award and a cash prize to the best painting. 
 
 
Professor Choudhury, in conversation with IBNS, said “Exhibitions provide a base to young talents and help them to develop their skills further.” 
 
"Initiatives, both inside and outside the university campus, should be there so that the artists gets what they deserve.”
 
The exhibition will be open everyday from 3 P.M to 8 P.M until March 19.
 
 
 
 
 
(Reporting by Sourajit Choudhury)