GUWAHATI, Aug 31 - �Varna � a 50 days� dip into arts� � a unique event encompassing various disciplines of art and culture, including visual, performing and folk arts � which is under way on the Rabindra Bhawan premises since August 24, has witnessed enthusiastic participation of artists, poets, singers, writers, students and art lovers in general over the past week.
The event, organised by Nrityanjali Academy in association with the Directorate of Cultural Affairs, will continue till October 12, covering altogether 50 days of colourful cultural extravaganza.
A prominent feature of this event is solo shows of four-day duration by a few well-known artists at the State Art Gallery near the Rabindra Bhawan, the first and the second exhibitions of which have already been held. While Noni Borpuzari mounted his show from August 24, Bhupendra Narayan Chakravarty�s exhibition concluded today. Tomorrow at 5 pm, Aditi Chakravarty�s exhibition will get under way, and it will be inaugurated by Jabeen Rahman Ghosh Dastidar, Principal, Govt College of Art and Crafts, Assam. The exhibition will remain open for visitors from 11 am to 7 pm till September 4 next. Solo shows by some other artists will be held in the subsequent period.
Running parallel to the art exhibitions every day are programmes like popular talks on various fields of culture, presentation of song and dance items, etc. A painting workshop was also organized as part of the event, where a few prominent artists took part. At the end of every four days, the organizers have also arranged for screening of films and documentaries. Tomorrow, A Boatman�s Journey, a film by Biplob Majumdar, will be screened on the Rabindra Bhawan premises at 7 pm. This was stated in a press release issued today by the Nrityanjali Academy.