GUWAHATI, Dec 31 � Visual art scenario in the State might witness a renaissance of sort in the coming days with possibilities of a regional centre of Lalit Kala Akademi being set up here growing bright.
The All Assam Visual Artists' Association that has since long been pushing for a regional centre of Lalit Kala Akademi is optimistic that in the New Year its wish will be fulfilled as positive responses have been coming towards its aspiration from the concerned authorities.
According to the Association not only Assam but visual art in the entire North East is going to get a fillip once the regional centre is set up.
General secretary of the association Kishor Kumar Das said that a regional centre in the State will open up new vistas in the field of visual art and provide an opportunity to the artists of the region to learn from reputed artists outside the State. The Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Fine Art) is the premier fine art institution of the Government of India to promote, spread and develop Indian fine art culture. It is a non-profit, autonomous body, funded by the Ministry of Culture.
�Visual art in the State has witnessed notable growth in the last few years. Whether in the thematic or technical front, this art has carved a niche for itself. But the artists of the State have a lot of grievances. We hope with a regional centre the condition of the artists will improve,� said Das adding that the association has approached the chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi and has received positive response from him.
Das mentioned that there will be frequent exchange between artists of the State and outside when the regional centre will be set up. �Regular interaction between artists of the State and outside, open discussions, exhibitions by internationally � reputed artists and a host of activities linked to the regional centre will ensure that the upcoming artists of the region imbibe new skills,� said Das mentioning that many artists will also get employment as well.