The International Watercolor Festival, starting in Ranchi from tomorrow, aims to bring local artists in touch with the international art and promote the rich art and culture of Jharkhand.
56 internationally renowned artists, from as many as 24 countries and 25 Indian states, will participate in the five-day festival, the organizers said.
The art festival will be held at Audrey House.
Visiting artists will interact with students, local artists
"We conceptualized this festival to not just showcase the art and culture of Jharkhand but also to present the state as an emerging global art and culture destination," Manish Ranjan, Secretary, Tourism, Art-Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, said.
During the festival, the visiting artists will interact with school students and local artists on various themes including "nature" and "modern/abstract".
Festival will also hold a two-day cultural extravaganza
While the list of artists from different countries includes names like Anna Massinissa (Fabriano), Zhou Tianya, and Mong Sho (China), the Indian art diaspora in the festival will be represented by Milind Mulick, Sailesh Meshram, Nirupam Konwar, Ramesh Jhawar and Praween Karmaker, among others.
The festival will also hold a two-day cultural extravaganza, to showcase the rich culture and diversity of the state.