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July 25, 2003

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Going to the Nature

Mustafa Zaman

An art camp facilitates a bunch of artists to get together and work on a given theme or a medium. Recently there has been a surge in this form of activity in Bangladesh. Bengal foundation's last venture was a watercolour workshop titled “Chhabir Desher Chhobi” at Bengal Jute Factory in Ford Nagar, Savar. Twenty-three artists joined in to put their passion for a much-neglected medium into practice. From 2 to 5 July, the artists drew on the spot to revive the age-old practice that is currently on the decline.
A frontrunner watercolourist of the country, Mustafa Monwar inaugurated the three-day long workshop at ten in the morning of July 2. The event was scripted by the foundation as an occasion for artists, writers, journalists, singers and bigwigs from every other field to get together to exchange views. In short, it was an intercourse of Dhaka cognoscenti on the artistic and intellectual level. Bengal Foundation has more plans along these line in the future.

1. Shishir Bhattacharjee among the artists.
2. Artists at work by the river Bangshai.
3. Artstists with Bengal Foundation employees.
4. Mustafa Monwar inaugurating the Art Camp.
5. "Turja", a children's organisation greeting the artists on the first day.



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