Learning the fact that they grasp everything quickly, an art teacher from Ahmednagar’s Nutan Madhyamik Vidyalaya has encouraged his students from class 10 to take up Warli art.
Warli art is basically a tribal art which is dying a slow death and hence, to revive it with freshness, India International Centre is going to present a collection of the students’ artworks, in the national Capital.
The exhibition titled- ‘Transformation Through Art’ which begins on May 18 will showcase the Warli paintings made by students of Arvind J Kudia, art teacher, Cantonment Board School, Ahmednagar Cantonment, Maharashtra. The participating artists are Adnan Kazi, Shadab Kazi, Jayesh Kale, Zakir Shaikh, Prakash Nanavare, Sanket Shelke, Rishikesh Salve and Ankit Sathe.
A preview of the exhibition will be held on Tuesday. Learning Warli art has brought about a joyful transformation in the lives of the students of Ahmednagar Cantonment Board Schools.
Albeit underprivileged and bereft of better opportunities, these children under the passionate and tireless tutelage of their art teacher, have created masterpieces that are on display at the exhibition. The students are from different backgrounds and their interest in art increases hope among art enthusiasts. Adnan Kazi and Shadab Kazi have expressed their wish to become artists. Their father is a mechanic and mother is homemaker.
Jayesh Kale, a jubilant boy is a son of a painter and wants to become an artist. His mother is a homemaker. Zakir Shaikh is son of a part time cook and a homemaker wants to become a teacher. Prakash Nanaware longs to at least complete graduation. His mother toils as a maid as his father is unemployed. Sanket Shelke, a son of a government school teacher and a homemaker aims to become an engineer.
Rishikesh Salve, a son of a humble waiter in a small eatery dreams of becoming a landscape artist. Aniket Sathe intends to at least become a graduate and self-employed. His mother is a homemaker and father is tempo driver.