National spokesperson for the Aam Aadmi Party and MP for Kalkaji, Atishi inaugurated the 22nd annual art festival organized by Cultural Chauraha. The theme of this year’s festival was “Through the eyes of a child”.
The exhibition was held at the Arpana Caur art gallery after a 2-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. Students from the age group of 7 to 15 participated in the event and showcased their painting skills.
“It is an honor to attend this event today, as artists these students may look young but their paintings are very mature” Atishi.
This year, the exhibition focused on exploring the world through the eyes of children. 18 students from different age groups participated in this exhibition.
“Painting is also a form of meditation and has really helped these children cope with stress and anxiety during the pandemic” Ms. Ritu Sangal, Founder of Cultural Chauraha.
Ms. Sangal is an art teacher and has been teaching expressive art therapy to young students for 34 years. Atishi congratulated the co-founders for the successful organization of the event.
The MP also underlined the importance of integrating art into the regular curriculum of our schools. “If we could all remember our school days, we probably learned more from our experiences outside the classroom than from regular subjects,” she said.
Ayan, a 7-year-old artist, was one of the participants in the exhibition. “For me, my art is a form of expressing my feelings towards life,” he said, whose idol is Picasso, dreams of creating several masterpieces growing up.
Along with Atishi, the exhibition was attended by the co-founders of Cultural Chauraha and several students from the school who were invited to attend the event. The exhibition will be online until May 23, 22 at www.culturechauraha.com