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Udaipur: The unique art exhibition featuring the works of talented young urban sketchers from the city came to a close on Monday at the Information Center's art gallery, hosted by Kashtri Foundation and attended by Shradha Murdia, the chief of Kashtri Foundation, who had arrived from Delhi, along with renowned sculptor Suresh Kumar and Dr. Sofia Nalwaya from Meera Kanya Mahavidyalaya.
Addressing the closing ceremony, Shradha Murdia stated that the dedication and passion of young urban sketchers, who have been actively involved in preserving the art of sketching the city's heritage for the past 50 weeks, is truly a unique example of art conservation. She highlighted the importance of their pursuit of this art, not only for themselves but also as an inspiration for other artists. She expressed her gratitude to Kashtri Foundation, Information Center, and Team N-Fort for their commitment to providing a platform for this cause.
Suresh Kumar and Dr. Sofia Nalwaya commended the efforts of the city's artists and art enthusiasts in showcasing Udaipur's historical and cultural heritage through sketching. They emphasized the significance of such weekly events and exhibitions in reaching Udaipur's beauty to the national and international audience.
On this occasion, guests had the opportunity to view sketches created over the past 50 weeks and gain insights into the city's heritage and natural beauty as depicted by young artists.
Sunil Ladda, the organizer of the exhibition and a renowned artist, welcomed the guests and provided information about the exhibition's theme. He mentioned that this exhibition was organized to mark the completion of 50 weeks of regular Sunday visits and sketching activities by the urban sketchers' group. In this art endeavor, architects, doctors, students, and artists from various backgrounds have collaborated.
During the concluding ceremony, a demonstration was conducted to guide young artists. Anurag Mehta demonstrated watercolor painting, Kamlesh Dangi demonstrated portrait sketching, Naval Singh demonstrated personality sketching, architect Tulika Depura discussed art, and Rahul Mali presented line art. Additionally, all the urban sketchers created sketches on the premises of the Information Center, including the main building, open theater, the newly constructed residential area, garden, and the surrounding beauties of the city.
The exhibition featured works by renowned artists such as Sunil Ladda, Anurag Mehta, Kamlesh Dangi, Rahul Mali, Deep Singh, Mayank Vaishnav, Tulika Depura, Suryabhan Singh, Harshita Palival, Rohit Vyasa, Afan Shabbar, Vandan Mehta, Shivangi Devra, Vineet Khatri, Anita Makheja, Simran Bidla, Varsha Saini, Samridhi Sharma, Lalita Mehta, Rohit Kanthalia, Bhavesh Suthar, Avneesh Ashok, and Nirmal Yadav. During the exhibition, visitors and art enthusiasts were captivated by the colorful and black-and-white sketches of various heritage sites in the city, including Jagdish Temple, Mahakaleshwar Shivalaya, Pichola, City Palace, Fatehsagar, and other heritage sites.