In a bid to promote the rich art and culture of Jharkhand and give local artists the taste of international art, the international water colour festival, would be held in Ranchi at Audrey House from Thursday.
Fifty-six internationally renowned artists including Anna Massinissa (Fabriano), Zhou Tianya and Mong Sho (China), from as many as 24 countries and 25 Indian states, would participate in the five-day festival organised by Department of Tourism, Art-Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, according to an official statement.
“We conceptualized this festival to not just showcase the art and culture of Jharkhand but also to present the state as an emerging global art and culture destination. The entire festival has been designed to give local artists and students a taste of International art,” Tourism, Art-Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs Secretary Manish Ranjan said.
The Indian art diaspora in the festival would be represented by Milind Mulick, Sailesh Meshram, Nirupam Konwar, Ramesh Jhawar and Praween Karmaker, among others.
The visiting artists would interact with school students and local artists on various themes including ‘nature’ and ‘modern/abstract’.
The water colour festival, which would conclude on August 27, would also hold a two-day cultural extravaganza to showcase Jharkhand’s rich culture and diversity.
(With inputs from agencies)