Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Governor inaugurates sculpture art exhibition

Governor N. N. Vohra inaugurated a sculpture art exhibition by Vikas Khajuria, a Jammu-based local artist, at the Rinchen Bzangpo Art Gallery at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu, here this evening.

Usha Vohra, First Lady, was present on the occasion.

The Governor and the First Lady went around the exhibition and evinced keen interest in the sculptures. They enquired from Mr. Khajuria about the ideas behind his various sculptures and complimented him for the high quality of his artistic creations.

Recording his observations about the exhibition in the Visitors' Book, the Governor observed "I am impressed with the imaginative use of wood, metal and glass in manifesting varied themes and moods. This is the sculptor's first exposition and very impressive".

In all, 19 art creations in mixed media on varied themes sculptured by Mr. Khajuria are on display at the exhibition which will remain open for public viewing from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. upto 20th April, 2012.

Earlier, on arrival at the University, the Governor was received by Prof. M. P. S. Ishar, Vice Chancellor, Jammu University, senior functionaries of the varsity, prominent citizens and art lovers, who were present on the occasion.

Prof. Ved Kumari Ghai, Savita Bakhshi, Additional Secretary, Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Prof. Nilamber Dev Sharma and Raj Bharti were among those present at the inaugural function.

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