ART INSPIRATION
PRABAL PRAMANIK'S ACADEMY OF ARTS ONLINE MAGAZINE

VOLUME - 9     NO.  1
JULY 2015 - FEBRUARY 2016

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On 6th September 2015 a social and cultural programme was held at Radha Krishna Temple Dunera. Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts organized an exhibition of Devsthanakala paper cutting art on the subject of Radha Krishna at Radha Krishna Temple.
A jagg or ceremonial feast was also arranged at the temple by the local people of Dunera. Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik gave live demonstrations of his paper cutting art to the visitors.

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In the evening a shadow puppet show was presented by Prabal Pramanik. The show started with the dance of Ganesha and presented Radha Krishna Leela.
Prabal Pramanik gave talk on the history of shadow puppetry in India. Devraj Baba the famous flute player presented flute accompaniment with the show. Justice Aman Barowalia was the convener of the programme.

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Press Coverage Dainik Bhaskar

 

 

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On 11th September 2015 Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts organized an exhibition on Shiva at Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Bhamlada.
Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts held a shadow puppet show on Shiva at Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Bhamlada in the evening.
Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik also gave live demonstration of his paper cutting art to the visitors at the show.

 

 

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On 17th September 2015 Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts organized an exhibition on Ganesh on the occasion of "Ganesh Chaturthi" at Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Bhamlada. The exhibition was greatly appreciated by the villagers. In the evening Prabal Pramanik held a shadow puppet show for the villagers. The villagers immensely enjoyed the puppet show too.

 

 

Multidimensional cultural programme at Bhamlada from 30th September to 2nd October 2015
Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts is conducting a three day cultural programme at Lakshiminarayan temple at Bhamlada.
The programme features an exhibition of art works by Prabal Pramanik, photographs of this hill area by Arup Chandra, workshops of art for school children and shadow puppet and animation shows.

Such comprehensive cultural programmes are rare in rural area of north India. Prabal Pramanik’s Academy believes that appreciation of refined culture is a necessary aspect for the development of any area. More over, the taste for refined cultural activities has to be developed from school going age. More than hundred children from different schools attended the workshops in separated batches. The children showed great interest in creative activities organized by Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts. The shadow puppet show on 1st October featured the dance of Ganapati and Radha Krishna Leela. On 2nd October animation movies were screened in the evening. These animation movies have been produced by the movie making wing of Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts.
Unless rural people from grass roots level are directly involved in refined creative activities, India will not progress in a proper manner.
Hence this multidimensional cultural programme has been organized by Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts as a part of its project for the development of cultural consciousness in this rural area.
The last date of this programme was on 2nd October, the day that commemorates the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, who spoke repeatedly about giving importance to proper rural development from the grassproots level.

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Press Coverage Dainik Bhaskar, 3th October 2015

 

 



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Press Coverage Ajit Samachar, 20th October 2015

 

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Press Coverage Dainik Bhaskar, 19th October 2015

 



Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts multidimensional cultural movement in Dhar Tehsil on 16th October 2015.
Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts is a nongovernment organization that functions without accepting any grant or donation and has been holding cultural programmes in a regular basis for a long time.
The Academy has started organized cultural coordination from the grassroots level to intellectual stage.
The Academy is organizing units for positive cultural activities in Dhar tehsil. These units of volunteers will work to promote progressive cultural activities for the development of this area.
Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts will not accept any government aid or private donation to conduct this mega project.
The first seminar cum cultural show under this new project undertaken by Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts was held at Mohini Palace, Dunera in Dhar tehsil on 16th October 2015.
In this multidimensional programme held on the occasion of Durga Puja featured an exhibition displaying Devasthanakala paper cutting art works on the subject of "Durga" by Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik, graphic presentations of Dunera village by Arup Chandra.

A shadow puppet show was organized on Durga at the function too. The interactive seminar on the organization of cultural programmes for the development of this area with the active participation of the local people was held at this well attended programme.
Local children presented dance shows at the programme. Devraj Baba the famous flute player of Dhar tehsil presented flute playing.
This project is absolutely non political and will bring culturally interested people together.
The aim of this project is to coordinate training of creative skills to local children, develop art appreciation amongst local people, to document and preserve traditional arts and crafts and to create positive social consciousness amongst the local people.
This multidimensional cultural project will help to develop this area in a fast and progressive manner and the details of this mega project will be given regularly in the internet in "In and Around Bhamlada" section of www.academyartprabal.com.


 

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On 18th October 2015 Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts presented an exhibition of art works by Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik at the annual School function of "Star Public School" at Mukerian. Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik also gave live demonstrations of paper cutting art at the function.

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Press Coverage Ajit Samachar, 20th October 2015

 

 


Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts organized an Art Camp at Dhar Tehsil from 22nd October to 26th October 2015. Prof. Sumitabha Pal, Mr. Satyabrata Haldar and Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik attended the art camp.
Prof. Sumitabha Pal is a Professor in Kala Bhavan at Vishwabharati University at Shantiniketan in West Bengal. Mr. Satyabrata Haldar is also an artist residing at Shantiniketan. The artists made water colour paintings and sketches of people and places in and around Bhamlada area. The lakeside was a place where the artists liked to work and enjoy the beauty of nature. The wide expanse nature in the heart of the Himalayan foothills provided a setting for the artists to communicate with nature with a sensitive approach through their art. The artists also made on the spot pictorial presentations of some local people too and had interactive talk with folk craftsmen in this region.

 

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Press Coverage Ajit Samachar, 1 November 2015

 

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Press Coverage Ajit Samachar, 25 October 2015

 

 

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Press Coverage Hindustan Times, 26 October 2015

 

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Press Coverage Punjab Kesari, 28th October 2015

 

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Press Coverage Punjab Kesari, 27th October 2015

 


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Press Coverage Dainik Bhaskar, 23 October 2015

 

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Press Coverage Punjab Kesari, 28th October 2015

 


On 26th October, interaction with folk craftsmen
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The artists who attended the art camp and some journalists visited some folk craftsmen and discussed their methods and problems in the modern world. Prof. Sumitabha Pal, Ustad Prabal Pramanik, Satyabrata Haldar, and Sumit Sharma met potters and pashmina weaver, and wool spinner at Sarti near Dunera.

 

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Press Coverage Dainik Bhaskar, 28 October 2015

 

 

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Press Coverage Ajit Samachar, 4th November 2015

 

 


On the first of November a programme of art was organized by Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts and Grampanchayet, Bhamlada.
The cultural programme featured an exhibition of Devasthanakala Paper Cutting Art and a workshop of paper cutting conducted by Ustad Prabal Pramanik. The programme was held at Bhatwan. The visitors at the exhibition enjoyed the exhibition.
The participants of the workshop made beautiful free hand paper cutting designs.

This programme is a part of the art consciousness project undertaken by Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of arts. The show was attended by Madam Sumanbala, the Panchayet Pradhan of Bhamlada Panchayet, Prof. Sumitabha Pal, Satyabrata Haldar from Shantiniketan, Ustad Prabal Pramanik and Arup Chandra.

 

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Press Coverage Dainik Bhaskar, 3 November 2015


On 3rd November 2016 a work shop of plaster of Paris relief tile making was organized at Satya Sai Vidya Mandir at Bhamlada by Prabal Pramanik's Academy of Arts. The renowned artist Mr. Sumitabha Pal, a Professor of sculpture at Vishwabharati University and Mr. Satyabrata Haldar were the resource persons at the work shop. A group of students from the school were shown the techniques of mould making and casting plaster of Paris tiles with individualized creative relief work. The students who attended the workshop took great interest in the creative work and enjoyed the practical experience.
The students attending the work shop were able to make plaster of Paris tiles with relief designs. This was the first time such a work shop was held in this area.

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Press Coverage Ajit Samachar, 6th November 2015

 


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On 6th November 2015 a seminar with slide and movie show was organized at Bhuri Singh Museum, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.
An interactive seminar on "Aspects of Harmony in contemporary and traditional art" was organized by Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts at the seminar hall of Bhuri Singh Museum, Chamba.
Prof. Sumitabha Pal from Viswabharati, Santiniketan presented a slide show of his sculptures explaining his creations from his own angle.
Mr. Dev Barotra who attended the seminar discussed different aspects of art with Prof. Sumitabha Pal. Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik spoke about the place of contemporary art in the sphere of traditional art.
Quie a few traditional artists from Chamba attended the seminar and were introduced to contemporary forms that were quite new to them.
Ustad Prabal Pramanik discussed about the need of expanding the world of traditional artists by adding new dimensions to their art world.
Ustad Prabal Pramanik suggested printing a book on the artists of Chamba and to make a movie on the traditional artists of Chamba.
Ustad Prabal Pramanik offered to create web pages on artists and crafts persons of Chamba who would be members of art club affiliated to Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts.
A short movie on the activities of Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts was also screened. The show was attended by Mr. Dev Barotra, Madam Lalita Vakil, Madam Reena Thakur, Mr. Md. Latif Malik, Mr. Satyabrata Halder, Mr. Pradeep Kumar, Mr. Arup Chandra etc.

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Press Coverage Ajit Samachar, 10th November 2015

 

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Press Coverage Dainik Bhaskar, 8 November 2015

 


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On 7th November 2015 a multidimensional cultural programme at Govt. Primary School Dunera was organized by Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts.
The Academy organized an exhibition of Devathanakala paper cutting art, a workshop of paper lace cutting and a workshop of clay modelling at the primary school at Dunra.

The paper cutting workshop was conducted by Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik. The workshop of clay modelling was conducted by Prof. Sumitabha Pal. The children greatly enjoyed the programme.
This art programme opened a new creative dimension for the children who attended such a programme for the first time.

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Paper cutting workshop for differently abled children (mentally retarded and hearing impaired children) at St. Francis Home at Jandial, Pathankot.
Prabal Pramanik’s academy of Arts and St. Francis Home Jandial jointly organized a paper lace cutting workshop on 18th and 19th November 2015 for mentally challenged children and children with hearing difficulties.

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The children were tought by Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik. Ustad Kalakar also tought the children and some teacher the way to use those paper cuttings to make greeting cards. Thirty six children and some teachers attended the workshop. Rev. Father Joseph presided over the programme.
Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts conducted the workshop absolutely free of charges.

This workshop is a part of the project undertaken by Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts to develop creative skills and art appreciation amongst the people of this area.

 


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On 28th November 2015 a workshop on clay modeling and POP relief tile painting was held at Satya Sai Vidya Mandir, Bhamlada by Prabal Pramanik's Academy of Arts. The children who attended the work shop of clay modeling made animal and bird figures in clay under the guidance of Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik.
Another group of Children at the work shop painted POP tiles. The children showed great interest in this creative workshop. Mr.Surjit Thakur, Principal of the school and Mr. Arup Chandra, the Director of the Academy encouraged the participants of this art workshop.


Prabal Pramanik's Academy of Arts held a workshop of paper lace cutting and presented an exhibition on Ganapati in Devasthanakala paper cutting art at Vevekanand high school at Pathankot on 30th November 2015 Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik gave live demonstration of his paper cutting art to the students and teachers of the school on this occasion. The programme was greatly appreciated by those who attended it.

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A shadow puppet show on Nativity and an exhibition of paper cutting art on Nativity by Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik at St. Francis Home, Jandwal near Pathankot on 19th December 2015. The programme organized by Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts in collaboration with St. Francis Home, Jandwal, Pathankot.

 

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Prabal Pramanik's Academy of Arts organized an exhibition of Devasthanakala paper cutting art on Nativity at Christ Church in Pathankot on Christmas day, 25th of December 2015. The exhibition featured different scenes connected with the birth of Jesus Christ. The exhibition was highly appreciated by many visitors at the Church.

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Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik also made paper cutting portraits of many of the visitors on the spot and gave the portraits as Christmas gifts to the visitors.

 

 

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The common people in rural India are often grossly neglected when the infrastructure for refined cultural development is concerned. Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts by organizing refined cultural programmes in remote rural areas in a regular basis without any financial donation or grant, actively promotes cultural consciousness and creative skills with a progressive viewpoint.

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On 27th of December 2015, Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts held an exhibition of paper cutting art and a workshop on paper lace cutting at a village at Nungal. The children and grownups who attended the workshop greatly enjoyed the programme. This was the first time they had a chance to attend such programme of art. The participants at the workshop learnt the method of paper lace cutting from Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik and made beautiful designs in this form of art.
The visitors displayed great interest in the exhibition of paper cutting artworks by Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik. In future more workshops will be organized in that area for spread of constructive creative art that would effectively broaden horizon of the rural population.

 

 

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On seventh of February 2016 Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts organized a workshop of paper lace cutting at the village Kui, in Tehsil Dhar Kalan.
The programme was attended by many children of the locality who enjoyed the paper cutting workshop.
Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik gave live demonstrations of his paper cutting art to the children. The children made beautiful paper lace cutting designs.
In a situation when common people are often pressurized by a corrupt system and children are exposed to serious social evils that have penetrated the rural atmosphere even, these workshops of art are an option for positive outlook and thinking. Children who attend the workshops have an option of better quality life through art.
Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts is holding workshops to give the rural people the chance to create and appreciate art in a positive manner.

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