Kohima, March 13: The eight-day-long “One Wall Gallery,” a Dream Café initiative of art exhibition-cum-sale was inaugurated today.
Art works of three Naga artists – Ruokuoselhou Miachieo, H. Akup Buchemhu and Neiphrezo Ezung are on display and sell at the Café.
Launching the event, Kohima Press Club (KPC) general secretary Alice Yhoshu congratulated Akup, Ruokuoselhou and Neiphrezo on being selected to undergo an exposure trip to the international art giant – Savannah College of Art and Design in Hong Kong.
“Nagaland may still be a tough place to sell art, but art was, is and will always be a powerful tool to connect people, and build bridges between people,” she said.
She also complimented Dream Café for reaching 16 years since its inception in 2003.
Yhoshu congratulated Theja Meru and his team for having steered many dreams of talented Naga youth through Dream Café for the past 15 years, especially the dreams of young musicians.
H. Akup Buchemhu is MFA specialist in sculpture from Rabindra Bharati University Kolkata and currently pursuing Junior Fellowship under CCRT, New Delhi.
Ruokuoselhou Miachieo is currently pursuing masters in Fine Arts at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
Neiphrezo Ezung is a self taught artist. He also works with Portrait Studio, Nagaland.
The trio won exposure trip to Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) Hong Kong during Pop Up Art Gallery of master art workshop held earlier this year under the aegis of Rattle & Hum Music Society Nagaland in collaboration with SCAD, Hongkong. They will be leaving Nagaland for Hong Kong on March 22.
Stating that whatever income generated from this exhibition cum sale will help support their trip to Hong Kong, Theja Meru of Dream Cafe sought the support of each and every individual.
Prices of the painting works range from Rs 100 to Rs 20,000.
The exhibition-cum-sale is open to the public till March 20 from 10 am to 5 pm.
(Page News Service)