Bibhuti Kanungo College of Art & Crafts, Bhubaneswar, has completed 25 years of its inception. In these twenty five years the college has produced number of students those have brought laurels to the institution through their extraordinary achievement in the field of fine arts. It was the BK College of Art &Crafts that brought in tremendous change in the area of art education in Orissa. It could never have been possible without its dedicated teachers, who besides being great artists proved to be the best art educators. The students in these years have been linked to the college in various capacities, some serving the college as teacher, at present and some are visiting faculties in the post graduate courses, while some are still living in the nostalgia.
In order to participate in the celebration of 25 years, the alumni of the college got together under the aegis of alumnibkcac, to celebrate the silver jubilee event with extensive programmes throughout the year 2009-10. The events, which are presently planned, range from film shows, exhibitions, art interactions, symposium and an international conference on Teaching and Learning in Fine Arts: Pedagogic Challenges among many other short events. Besides these the alumnibkcac has also planned to financially support the upcoming young artists those aspire to grow and need proper guidance and direction.
On the occasion of Utkal Dibas, the alumnibkcac is organising a sketching workshop Chitra Murchhana, at Bibhuti Kanungo College of Fine Art & Crafts, Bhubaneswar on 1st of April 2009. In this event, the old students, present students, teachers of art colleges, connoisseurs and art lovers of the city will participate to mark the occasion. The alumni firmly believe in spreading the aesthetic understanding of the common into extraordinary experience. This is one of the ways; one could involve and interact with the public in meaningful manner, above all the society too needs to develop a taste for the art. The alumnibkcac also is planning to bring to the city, public art as a part of the silver jubilee events and redefine the state of art in Orissa. In recent months artistic activities have proportionately grown in Bhubaneswar and alumnibkcac has contributed substantially to it.
Come, let us join together, the artists and the common man, though we may not build another Konark, but we could dare rebuild and represent our own great tradition of aesthetic value that mark our identity.
Vande Utkala Janani.