Dimapur, January 22: The launching programme of the 10 days Master Art Workshop, organised by Rattle and Hum Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Art and Culture was held today at the Heritage, Kohima, with H. Khehovi Yepthomi, Advisor, Art and Culture, Tourism as special guest. The master trainer for the workshop is Viveek Sharma.
The workshop is being organised from January 22 to 31.
In his speech, Advisor Khehovi encouraged the participants to learn something new and to sharpen their skills, mentioning that it should be taken as an opportunity to establish connection with people from other parts of the world. He acknowledged the young participants to have an open mind and to extract the best out of what the workshop has to offer as it would help them to look at art from a new and different perspective.
Viveek Sharma, an artist and master trainer of the workshop pointed out that there is no shortcut in life, and to achieve anything requires struggles and determination. Mentioning that everyone is born with creative minds, and that it is up to the individual to introspect into oneself and to bring out the best, he encouraged the young participants to keep going no matter what the struggles are. He said that Nagas have a lot of talent and potential but most of these are untapped. On this point, he encouraged the participants to have a positive attitude towards their priorities, to never blame others for the failures that they face, and to keep believing in themselves.
Viveek Sharma has exhibited his works extensively in various Indian metros as well as international galleries at Dusseldorf, Zurich and New York.
The other collaborators of the 10 day workshop are SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) Hongkong and the Himalaya Fine Art, Mumbai. On January 30&31, there will be a street art exhibition at Old NST area, Kohima from 11 am to 3 pm where the works of the artist and participants will be showcased.
(Page News Service)