A host of legendary international artists from across the globe today paid rich tributes to the legendary doyen of Assamese cultural milieu Jyoti Prasad Agarwalla on the occasion of Silpi Diwas at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati as part of the ongoing OFAIES, 2016.
The ongoing event OFAIES, 2016 is organized by the Olympic Fine Arts Association (OFAA), Finland, in association with Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra with support of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Assam.
The weeklong event will conclude on the 22nd of January where master artists were seen performing live in the Kalakshetra in the first of its kind Exhibition and live paintings to be hosted by India.
MGVK Bhanu, Addl. Chief Secretary, Home & Political, Assam also paid a visit to the exhibition and witnessed the live paintings of the Olympian artists and was mesmerized by seeing the exchange of ideas happening with the local artists. He said “the cultural exchange will go a long way in helping the budding artists of our region to learn intestacies of different forms of painting and professionally established artists too will find a good platform to interact and swap ideas”. Some 30 established artists from 18 districts of the State have taken part in the interaction programme.
Mon Thet, an artist from Myanmar has poured his rich tribute to the legend of Assamese art and culture as he painted a portrait of Jyoti Prashad Agarwalla in Acrylic on Canvas titled: “My Honour to the Legend”.