Odisha State Museum hosts International Art Exhibition

The Samikhsya Bureau

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha State Museum in collaboration with Chilika-based Purvasha Folk and Tribal Art Museum hosts an international exhibition on folk and tribal art that starts on Tuesday here.

The 13-day event will be underway till February 21 featuring 100 paintings from seven countries.

Host India apart, the countries represented in the event include South Korea, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

The art works have been curated from the recently hosted Chilika Art Sanctuary 2020 at Purvasha Museum of Odi Art Centre.

Nestling on the shores of Chilika Lake, the Odi Art Centre is developed by ‘Society for Development of Rural Literature’, a registered, non-profit, cultural Society.

The centre, which has built Purvasha Folk and Tribal Art Museum with the financial support from Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Department of Tourism & Culture, Government of Odisha, showcases the rich traditions of folk and tribal arts of India.

Chilika, brackish water lagoon, has remained a source of inspiration for the domestic and foreign tourists, poets, writers and creative artistes and Odi Art Centre was added as an incubation centre to its cultural and ethnic heritage.

The ethnic art complex, spread over five acres of land, houses nine small amphitheatres and gazebos for folk performances.