(fp.brecorder.com) Alhamra Gallery hosts 8th graphic arts expo

The eighth annual exhibition of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and graphic art rendered by young artists titled ‘Day After Tomorrow’ organised by the Alhamra Arts Council started at the Alhamra Arts Gallery on the Mall Road.

The exhibition, which will continue till April 28, is open between 9am and 6pm except on Sundays.

The exhibition features 325 paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and graphic art masterpieces put up by 272 young artists from across the country. This year, too, calligraphy is not part of the exhibition because of a dearth of space.

Secretary, Punjab Information and Culture, Mohyuddin Wani inaugurated the exhibition, which was also seen by prominent artist Saeed Akhtar, Lahore Arts Council’s Executive Director Muhammad Ali Baloch and a large number of lovers of arts and crafts. Masterpieces of 10 artists displayed in the exhibition were declared the best.

Punjab University’s Assistant Professor Research Centre Dr Shahida Manzoor, Member, Editorial Board, General Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ayesha Jatoi and Assistant Professor of the National College of Arts Muhammad Ali Talpur acted as judges.

Later, Wani distributed certificates and cheques of Rs10,000 each among 10 top position holders, including Ismaeel Rubab, Koshal Hamal, Maria Khan, Minaa Haroon, Natasha Malik, Rafia Butt, Saba Saleem, Sarop Sufi, Tahir Ali and Zara Asghar.