During their stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Artists-in-Residence mentored around 65 school children, apart from putting their creative thinking on canvas. Artists stayed within the Rashtrapati Bhavan premises from November 10 to 17, 2019. They included eminent and internationally acclaimed artists – Krishen Khanna, Ganesh Haloi, Anjolie Ela Menon, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Sanat Kar, Arpita Singh, Paramjit Singh, Suhas Bahulkar, Chandra Bhattacharjee, Anwar Khan, Sanjay Bhattacharya, and Chinmay Roy – and young artists – Siddarth Shingade, Parnita Parveen Bora and Vimmi Indra.
The visitors to the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum can also witness the exhibition of these paintings from November 19 to 24, 2019. The art works created by the children were also in display at the exhibition.
The aim of the ‘In-Residence’ programme is to provide artists an opportunity to stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan and be a part of the life of Rashtrapati Bhavan. It seeks to provide an environment which will inspire creative thinking and rejuvenate artistic impulses. It is also intended to honour and recognize eminent and established artists as well as encourage young upcoming talent from different parts of the country.
The President visited exhibition of paintings set up by these Artists-in-Residence at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday. The President also felicitated the artists after witnessing the exhibition.