A two-day exhibition of children’s art was held at Classic Gallery, Chakupat on August 21 and 22. The Art Exhibition was held to mark the completion of a three-month-long art workshop held by Community Children Art School with the help of KUSOA (Kathmandu University School of Arts) professors.
The participants of the workshop and the artists of the exhibition were ten children who all are residents of Bhaisipati and come from different cultural backgrounds and attend different schools. Sarita Dangol, the curator of the Art Exhibition says, “The aim of the workshop was to let children explore their creativity by exposing them to different art forms and as you can see they have been very creative with their art.”
Dangol, who is also the curator of Classic Gallery, has been working to preserve traditional and contemporary art in Nepal. The gallery hosts diverse forms of art, unlike others in Nepal that have a specific specialisation. The gallery showcases any and all forms of art and also works towards documenting the transformation of Nepalese art throughout time. The motto of Classic Gallery is not only to create a bond between various art genres through a sense of national solidarity but also to connect our art to people that are foreign to our culture.
The exhibition had different forms of art including cut and paste, dotted art, self portrait, sketches, drawings inspired from nature, abstract, fiction—the list goes on. The art not only signifies the way in which Cultural Gallery disseminates their art but also marks the fruition of the workshop in how the children got a chance to experiment with their creativity.