KATHMANDU, Feb 3 : ‘First Obor China-Nepal Lacquer Art Exhibition’ kicked off in Babarmahal-based Nepal Art Council Saturday.
The event has displayed around 100 works by Nepali and Chinese artists including Shankarnath Rimal, Naresh Sundar Saiju, Hari Bahadur Khadka, Jeevan Rajopadhya, Ratnakaji Shakya, Tarjan Sangpang, Shanta Kumar Rai, Kiran Manandhar and Krishna Manandhar of Nepal.
It is jointly organised by NAC itself and Nepal China Obor Culture Exchange Promotion Organisation.
Both abstract and non-abstract arts painted on various themes including Buddhism, nature, bridge, mountain, elephant are put in the exhibition. The exhibition will run until February 9.
Inaugurating the event, vice president Nanda Bahadur Pun said Nepal and China are highly rich in art and culture and both countries have so far given birth to such artists who have contributed much to the field.
“It is a matter of pride that art of one country is being promoted in neighboring country,” he said, adding that Council Chair Satyamohan Joshi and general secretary Shankarnath Rimal insisted on the need of continuous research and exhibition to promote cultural ties between two countries.
Consulate General of Nepal in Guangzhou, Rabi Bhattarai, expressed his hope that the exhibition would help give knowledge about culture and life of both countries. RSS