Art Exhibition – Mrigtishna: The Mirage
Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust is committed towards inculcating love and appreciation for the Dogri language, art, literature, and its vibrant culture and gives a platform to young talent in the creative field.
Over 70 artists have been showcased over the last three years in KVMTrust Annual Art exhibition – Prem Prayas. The year 2019, Mrigtrishna introduced young artist Jazz as the first time curator – giving the stage to youth. We welcomed entries through the year.
Prem Prayas will move to the national stage in 2020.
In the year 2019, Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust presented the fourth edition of the Art exhibition Prem Prayas “THE MRIGTRISHNA” for the first time in Kunwar Viyogi Utsav 2019. The show has been curated and put together by a fellow artist Jaswinder Singh. It was an eclectic mix of paintings, etchings, and sculptures by various artists from the Jammu region. The exhibition was inaugurated by our Chief Patron and internationally acclaimed artist Mr. Suman Gupta. Artist in the show were – Ankus Kumar (landscape and portrait artist), Vinod Singh (portrait and ornithoid artist), Jazz, Rashmi Jamwal, Seema Sharma (aquascape artist), Anmol Bonss (surroundings of childhood).
Mr. Jaswinder Singh (JAZZ)
Jaswinder Singh is a student at Institute of Fine Arts College in Jammu and the first recipient of Art Innovation award for the best trophy. He is also a two-time winner of annual sculpture and painting competitions organized by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Arts, Culture and Languages.
Ms. Rashmi Jamwal
A self – taught artist hails from the state of Jammu Kashmir. In 1991, Rashmi graduated from the University of Jammu with a degree in law. The legal profession took a back seat to become a full-fledged homemaker post marriage. During this phase was irrevocably drawn to the world of creativity colors.Early influences have been the myriad cultural hues, people and places visited nature and ancient myths into a contemporary art form. She believes in river-like quality in the act of creation – always seeking, exploring and dropping the known for the unknown, communicating the joy and beauty of visual medium beyond the confines of languages. At the event, she will display works in Oil and Acrylics.
Message from Founder – Poonam Singh Jamwal
HAD I THE HEAVENS’ EMBROIDERED CLOTHS, ENWROUGHT WITH GOLDEN AND SILVER LIGHT,
THE BLUE AND THE DIM AND THE DARK CLOTHS OF NIGHT AND LIGHT AND THE HALF LIGHT,
I WOULD SPREAD THE CLOTH UNDER YOUR FEET,
BUT I BEING POOR, HAVE ONLY MY DREAMS,
I HAVE SPREAD MY DREAMS UNDER YOUR FEET, TREAD SOFTLY BECAUSE YOU TREAD ON MY DREAMS!
In a historic move, KUNWAR VIYOGI AUDITORIUM was inaugurated at Dogri Sanstha Karan Nager, Jammu Tawi, on 15th September 2019. I had the privilege to resurrect a dream of Dogri scholars, patrons especially Dr. Lalit Mangotra and gave shape to my vision of culturally vibrant Jammu by generating funds albeit many a sleepless night, to set the ball rolling for this onerous task. I present to diaspora and artists of Jammu an era of opportunities and a place to give wings to their creative dreams.
I take this moment to open the fourth edition of the Art exhibition Prempreyas “ THE MRIGTRISHNA” on October 2019 for the first time in KUNWAR VIYOGI AUDITORIUM, with a song on my lips and prayer in my heart.
With a dream to set the stage for future budding gems and brilliant minds of this land to unfurl their hearts and be the pulse of the creative hub. I envision this to be an oyster for learning, an incubator of sorts that keeps the fire ablaze and pass on the light that keeps the hope afloat.
The finite time and space, wings of vision and dream we wish to etch on the canvas of life have turned another page. In the realm of mind, the idea of spirit, and the world of change is an illusion, A MIRAGE.
But when we breathe we know it all to be real and true, and that we belong to it. The emotions, connections, beliefs are the wages of our unconsciousness. All this restless relentless energy is processed and tamed and shaped into action. That, in turn, becomes a mirror of our mind, our art, our creation.
The show has been curated and put together by a fellow artist Jaswinder Singh. It will be an eclectic mix of paintings, etchings, and sculptures by various artists from the Jammu region. The exhibition will be inaugurated by our Chief Patron and internationally acclaimed artist Mr. Suman Gupta. In the coming series, we hope to showcase talent in visual arts from across the country alongside our local talent. Artists in the show are – ANKUS KUMAR (landscape and portrait artist), VINOD SINGH (portrait and ornithoid artist), JAZZ, RASHMI JAMWAL, SEEMA SHARMA (Aquascape artist), ANMOL BONSS (surroundings of childhood).
I close with words of my father Kunwar Viyogi
“THIS LIFE IS SHORT, so one must live it PURE
By concentrating on the distant spot
Where all MIRAGES merge.
A movement lingers-then it lingers not.
But hurried in a FLASH as though unseen,
And nothing is, will be, nor has been!”
- Event Place : Kunwar Viyogi Auditorium, Dogri Sanstha, Jammu
- Date : 28th September 2019
- Time : 3:00 PM
Art Exhibition – Mrigtishna: The Mirage
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