Bhopal, November 9, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan): ‘Setu’ workshop and exhibition is being organized focusing Tribal traditional arts and rich cultural heritage in collaboration of Tribal Museum and Aadikala at Tribal Museum, Shyamla Hills, Bhopal from December 10 to 18. Minister of State for Narmada Valley Development (Independent Charge) Mr. Lal Singh Arya will inaugurate the exhibition at 12.00 noon on December 10. Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) Mr. Surendra Patwa will be the Special Guest on the occasion. Workshop on Paper Mache by Agnesh Kerketta and Prafulla will be conducted on December 10 and 12, Similarly, workshop on Bheel and Gond painting by Bhoori Bai and Durgabai Vyam will be organised on December 13-14. Moreover, workshop on Wood Carving by Dhan Singh and Basori Singh on December 15-16 and workshop on Block Printing by Bilal Khatri will be conducted on December 17 and 18. Training will be imparted to the interested persons in traditional craft arts through different means in the ‘Setu” Workshop. College students can also take part in the workshop to develop respect towards the traditional folk art. Opportunity is being provided by the Aadikalaa to the artisans to display their art.
Further, effort is being made to provide handicrafts to the people at reasonable rates. Aadikalaa is not only working with an objective to provide ways to encourage the tribal artisans for their income but to inspire them to develop new skills to link them to modern art. The main motive of the Aadikalaa is to spread awareness about the traditional crafts of the region along with preserving the rich cultural heritage of India. Training and display of Mandna, Dhokra/Bhareva craft, traditional Bheel Art, traditional Gond art, wrought iron work of Mandla, Bagh print, Chanderi and Maheshwari fabric art will be conducted during the workshops and exhibition.