A Painting Exhibition, entitled “My India” by Ms. Shanti Kushwaha, jointly organized by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) and Roerichs’ Art Club, was inaugurated at RCSC on March 23. The Exhibition will be on till April 01from 10. 00 a.m. to 6. 30 p.m. except Saturday and Sunday.
Complementing the artist, Mr. Pallav Jain, Director, Dhoomimal City Art Gallery, New Delhi, said that the paintings displayed at the Exhibition demonstrated the artist’s insight in bringing out Indian topics which are close to her heart.
Welcoming the gathering, Ms. Yelena Shtapkina, Deputy Director (Culture & Information), RCSC, noted that Shanti Kushwaha, who has several achievements to her credit, has her first solo exhibition in India. The artist, whose mother is a Russian citizen and father an Indian citizen, is exclusively interested in and getting enthusiastic with Indian culture and tradition. With a deep urge in translating Indian themes on canvas, the artist deserves encouragement, she added.
Ms. Shanti Kushwaha is highly fascinated by a variety of Indian dance forms, and the gathering attending the function included a couple of Russian dancers—Olga Chepelianskaia and Natalia Dits---who preferred to felicitate her by performing a few dance numbers on the occasion. While Olga Chepelianskaia presented a fusion of dance items, Natalia Dits performed a Kathak number to the great appreciation of the audience.
Sharing her impressions, the artist Ms. Shanti Kushwaha said that she was immensely inspired by the culture and tradition of India. Her diploma works at the college and university had been carried out covering Indian topics. She wants to continue her education and master new styles of painting in India in the nearest future.
Mrs. Surjit Akre, President, Roerichs’ Art Club, proposed a vote of thanks.