Celebrating Children’s Day with a cause

KOLKATA: To celebrate Children’s Day, Child Rights and You (CRY), will present Art for CRY, an exhibition of paintings by acclaimed artists in Kolkata, the city known for its passion for art. The exhibition will start on 8 November and culminate on the Children’s Day, 14 November.

Art for CRY will bring together eminent artists like Paritosh Sen, Shyamal Dutta Roy, Ganesh Haloi, Rabin Mondal, Jogen Chowdhury, Sunil Das, Sanat Kar, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Shuvaprasanna, Shipra Bhattacharya, Jayashree Chakraborty, Subrato Gangopadhyay and Chandra Bhattacharya amongst others. The exhibition will be held at the Jamini Roy Gallery of ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) and will be inaugurated by the acclaimed actress and filmmaker Aparna Sen.

CRY believes that Art for CRY is a platform that brings together people from varied walks of life, resonating the belief that each one of us has the strength to contribute towards creating awareness about issues related to children and their rights. Simultaneously, it also brings together the much-needed resources that will ensure a lasting change in the lives of children.

Art for CRY 2014 is being curated by Sounak Chacraverti, an independent curator and owner of Sensorium.

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