Lokshilpa o Karukriti Mela organized by The West Bengal State Akademi of Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University was inaugurated in the presence of eminent singer Lopamudra Mitra. Gautam Dey, Regional Director, ICCR and Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury, Vice-Chancellor. Rabindra Bharati University also graced the event.
The mela has a great collection of fare from traditional art and craft items like mats, patachitras, lac items, batik products, bamboo crafts, traditional clay models, Shitalpatis, dokra jewelry and so on.
Howrah, Darjeeling, Murshidabad, Cooch Behar, Malda, Bardhman, Nadia, Purulia, kalimpong are some of the places from where the artists came.
Speaking at the inauguration, Lopamudra Mitra said “It is a great honor for me to come to this event. I have always supported traditional arts-be it songs or art. Hence coming to this mela and witnessing such beautiful pieces of art has been a great source of joy for me”.
The Akademi like previous years bore the expenses of the artists, craftsperson and weavers participating in this mela.
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