Hyderabad-based M. Eshwariah Art Gallery celebrates the month of March with its annual Mother India art exhibition. In its second year, the March 26-April 2 show has 18 performers from Hyderabad and the states of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Orissa and Gujarat registering for the show.
Participating artists include Bharathi Kar, Devanshi Damani, Hema Nalini, Jayaraju Turimilla, Lakshmi Samavedam, Mohan Raju, Navya Masam, Nivedita Chakraborty, Preeti Jain, Priyanka Singh, Rajeshwar Nannuta, Sairekha Raja, Sarita Arra, Seema Subedhar, Sumitra Reddy, Prasuna Murali, Pramod Kumar and Shalini Kusuma.
By Seema Subedhar | Photo credit: special arrangement
Splashed with ethnic tones, Jayaraju’s canvas depicts the source of a mother’s life, knowledge, wisdom and sacrifice. Mohan Raju’s brightly colored artwork depicts women wearing lights on their heads with a baby hanging from their shoulders. While Navya Masam creates Durga in a mandala style, Lakshmi Samavedam’s Canvas of Hope depicts pregnant women holding a lotus hoping for happiness for the baby in their womb. Sumitra Reddy’s painting tells of the trauma of a female fetus. Prasuna Murali’s portrait, Sudha Murthy, is a sign of inspiration and Shalini Kusuma looks at a mother’s sacrifice in her painting.
By Rajeshwar Nannuta | Photo credit: special arrangement
Jayaraju Turimilla, Mohan Raju and Lakshmi Samavedam received gallery-initiated awards in memory of the late Sikhakolli Subba Rao, Assistant Collector, Guntur.
“From next year, we plan to invite artists from all over India for the show,” says Sanjay.