Hastakshar art gallery launched at Kolkata Airport
Kolkata: A one of its kind art gallery 'Hastakshar' was launched at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, commonly known as the Kolkata Airport on Friday, introducing art in its various forms to the commuters.
The unique project initiated by Airports Authority of India seeks to bring the vision and talent of artists out of galleries and museums, out to the community at large through the airport terminals.
The Art Gallery at the Kolkata Airport is in partnership with Hastakshar Art & Craft, an enterprise involved in the recognition and promotion of art amongst people and art collectors and providing a platform to the local and regional artists.
"The initiative shall not only help promote the art of local and regional artists amongst thousands of commuters' everyday but also provide a platform to show their talent," Airport director Atul Dixit said.
Dixit inaugurated the art gallery in the presence of Anusheela Chaturvedi Mukherjee, deputy chairman, Airlines Operator's Committee.
Prashant Sethia, director, Hastakshar Art & Craft Private Limited said the gallery will acquaint a diverse audience with the latest works of art and upcoming trends in living art.
An amalgamation of traditional and contemporary art will be accessible for display and sale in the security hold area of departure zone at the Kolkata Airport.
Hastakshar operates art galleries at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport, Guwahati, Goa International Airport and also at premium hotels across the country.