From landscapes to sketches, artists from all over Pakistan will come together to showcase their work under one roof in a week-long exhibition at the Rawalpindi Arts Council which opens today.
A total of 15 artists from Karachi, Hyderabad, Khairpur, Lahore, Sahiwal, Multan and the twin cities will showcase a diverse collection of over 60 works which the gallery has decked from end to end.
The mixed mediums of work also provide colourful variety as some artists such as Mehmood Ali from Rawalpindi used oil-on-canvas to paint tightly clogged streets and vendors milling about in the old city areas of Rawalpindi, while Shaqeel Mirza painted landscapes.
Another attraction at the event is Maryam Rasul, who is famed landscape painter Ghulam Rasul’s daughter. Her father’s work echoes in her paintings as she paints serene landscapes of Punjab with lush green and yellow fields.
Other artists stray away from the general norm of landscapes and preferred to paint sketches of famous personalities and abstracts, while there will also be a few calligraphy pieces on display.
The exhibition is in collaboration with Saba Khidmat Foundation, an organisation that works towards the welfare of artists.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 5th, 2012.
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