Bhubaneswar, June 12, 2018:
Bhubaneswar 11th June 2018; There was a three day long Kalinga art festival held at Hotel Maifair here at Bhubaneswar under the parent banner of KLF from 8th to 10th of June 2018. Around 60 artists from all over the country successfully exhibited their art works such as metal sculpture, oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, water colour on paper etc. Senior sculptor Ravinarayan Rath steeled the show due to his live portrait demonstrations on clay. He made live portrait of some of celebrity speakers, visitors, friends etc with his own style of speed strokes, respect to human anatomy etc. Resource persons like Lalatendu Rath, Prof Raghunath Panda, laxmikant Mohapatra, Bijay Mohanty, Manash Jena, Meeenaketan Pattnaik, Sthitadi Rath, Rohit Suapakar, Dr Gourahari Rout, Kesu Das, Biraja Nayak, Kedar Mishra, Bibhui Barik and Bhagyalaxmi Das exchanged dialogs with the audience on issues related to contemporary art & culture, future of art education and curatting art festivals. Participated artists were felicitated by the great voice artist Harish Vimani of “mai samay hun” of mega television serial Mahabharat telecasted in late eighties.
The event was inaugurated in the morning of 8th June by Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan and curated by Prof Ranjan Mallick of Gurgaon. Many dignitaries praised this kind of attempts of organizing art festivals along with literature festival as both are inter related to each other.