Pablo Picasso once said, “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the Earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” Man can be inspired by anything and everything around him. Artists, writers, poets since generations are products of their imagination and inspiration. A similar story of imagination and inspiration is that of Kayal: The heART Club of Christ University, Bengaluru.
Kayal stands for beautiful eyes, it signifies an artist’s perception through which he paints the world. Kayal was a dream of a talented artist PrabaShamiliJeeva who is in her final year of BA. Prada wanted to establish an art club that would be open to artists of the entire university. The club was set up under the aegis of the Department of International Studies and History. The club started off with around 20 members from the department. Their first initiative was the exhibition that was set up on 27th January 2017 and the theme for the exhibition was Vision. Along with paintings, the artists showcased handmade bookmarks, notebook covers to raise money for their future plans. The first exhibition was appreciated by students and teachers alike. With the same spirit and enthusiasm, the club organized two more exhibitions in the span of next two months. The members also increased to forty who came out with creative ideas to attract customers. The theme for the second exhibition was Dreams. It was a two-day event held on the 13 and 14 of February 2017. The stalls were decorated with various colors of dream catchers, fairy lights, nail art, and music greeted the viewers and buyers. The artists had created various interpretations of dreams. One of the artists, organisedSowndarya Acharya had created a collage which was a collection of people’s perception of their dreams.
The third and the final exhibition for the academic year was held on the days of 14 and 15 of March 2017. The theme was Nostalgia. The reorganized post box where students could write letters and drop them in the post box which would be delivered to the recipients by the members. The last exhibition was of special importance for Praba as she will be graduating in April.
The exhibitions was a great success taking into consideration that the fund that was raised by selling the art works would go towards sponsoring education for under privileged children. In this regard, INR 13,500 was raised which was a motivation for the members. This was just the beginning of all the creative heads that had come together to put their talent to the best use. All the best Kayal for your future endeavours.