Friday, January 30, 2009

B.K.College of Art and Crafts and its 25 years in Orissan Art

Bibhuti Kanungo College of Art & Crafts, Bhubaneswar (BKCAC) was established in January 1984 with an intention of fostering and disseminating contemporary art of Orissa. The college was responsible in reformation of art education in Orissa by introducing the students to the national exhibitions, both inward and outward, engaging them to intensified exposure; organising workshops of artists and art historians of repute and inspiring intellectual exchange; providing space for the young generation artists to operate in several Clubs, like the sketching club, walking club and thereby introducing them to the existing monuments of Bhubaneswar. The first experiments of art and poetry, art and music were organised by the college to provide range to the creative faculty of the art students. The attempt was noble and intentions were clear- to make Orissa contemporary art visible on the global perspective.The effort of the teachers and students in the inadequate space dreamt of a new world, which deals with innovation and realisation. The integrated conviction has brought the BKCAC through these twenty five years. In these years there have been ups and downs but the nuance and vibe of the associates has remained intact. Besides national and international awards the students have dissolved the boundaries and attained honour by receiving fellowships from INLAKS, Commonwealth, Japan Foundation, Chinese Government Scholarship and several other awards. The achievements are due to the education that moulded the minds of the students.The college is completing its twenty five years in 2009 and to mark the occasion, the alumni of the college are organising a silver jubilee event (spread over several days) in the college premises at Bhubaneswar, Orissa. The programme of the events is being finalised and the objective of the event is to focus the contribution of the BKCAC to Indian Contemporary Art and to introduce the potential of art students and young artists of Orissa to the global programme in ART. The events include international and National artists participating in workshop and deliberation, spread over three days; audio visual projection of a documentary on the BKCAC; Artists interaction in the global level. In short it projected to be a mega event, involving people from every walk of life. This event would significantly contribute to the development of Contemporary art.
Ashok Art Gallery is proud to be a part of this grand silver jubilee event
Present Address : Plot-132 1st Floor,Forest park, Bhubaneswar-751009
Campus Office : B.K.College of Art and Crafts,Tapovana,Khandagiri,Bhubaneswar-751030
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