The Annual three-day IXth Art Camp “Indian Artists Paint Russia”, dedicated to the “Year of Theatre in Russia”, organised by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi in association with the Forum of Indian Photographers and Artists (FIPA), was opened at a colourful ceremony at the RCSC on June 4, 2019.
Guided by the Camp Leader, President of FIPA Mr. Vimal Mehta, the participants of the camp comprised 12 senior and 9 junior artists. The gathering included art lovers, art enthusiasts and Russian compatriots. Among the young artists, seven students were from Modern Academy, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.
Following the welcome remarks by Ms. Ludmila Filippova, Chief Coordinator, Information and Culture, RCSC, with due acknowledgement to FIPA for its commendable activities, Mr, Vimal Mehta introduced the artists and made an over-all assessment of activities and successful conduct of previous art camps with credible response inspiring thereon to go ahead with the project. He gratefully thanked the RCSC and the Director for the tremendous support, halp and guidance provided to FIPA for its success and onward march.
The dignitaries who graced the occasion were the Guests of Honour Mrs. Kiran Soni Gupta, Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Electronics and IT and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Mr. Nirem Sengupta, renowned artist and former Principal, Delhi College of Art, and Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC, In clear appreciation to the RCSC in promoting art in general and instilling imagination and creativity in budding artist in particular, Mrs. Kiran Soni Gupta stressed the importance of such art camps enabling the spirit and enthusiasm of those committed to art. Describing India which is second to none in promoting art, she underlined the significance of theatre which has many facets and a the same time no substitute.
In his learned and interesting observation, Mr. Niren Sengupta exhorted the young artists to take the art of painting and its technique very seriously. He also suggested to the budding artists and art lovers to treat the practice of art as a continuous process.
After the official part of the inauguration ceremony, the Guests of Honour made the inaugural stroke with brush in drawing on canvas as a source of encouragement and inspiration to the artists participating in the Art Camp.
A seminar entitled “Art as a guide to the World of Theatre” by representatives of Indian Art Society will be held at 5. 30 p.m. on June 5, 2019 at the RCSC