Seventh National Fine Arts Expo kicks off

KATHMANDU, June 20: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Gopalman Shrestha has said that role of artists and artisans is significant to human knowledge and to spread light of education in the society. Inaugurating the Seventh National Fine Arts Exhibition organised by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts here Monday, DPM Shrestha said that every creation of artists would help disseminate...

Nepal storyteller uses photos and few lines to reveal lives

KATHMANDU : It started with a photograph of a smirking, young man wearing a heavy-metal band T-shirt and selling tea on the streets of Kathmandu. It has become a wildly popular blog chronicling street life in the Himalayan nation of Nepal. Inspired by the similar project "Humans of New York ," Nepalese photographer Jay Poudyal has posted biographies and photographs for more than 800 Nepalis...

Documentary ‘Moving Mountain’ screened

KATHMANDU: The second part of the earthquake-related documentary 'Chalayaman Pahad (Moving Mountain)' was screened on Tuesday coinciding two years of the Gorkha Earthquake that killed several lives and devastated property worth billions. The half-an-hour documentary made with the assistance of the Nepal Red Cross Society is available in Nepali and English languages. It has presented the ...

President calls for assimilating Buddha’s teachings to establish violence-free society

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called on human beings to assimilate the ideologies of peace, non-violence, compassion, goodwill and friendship propounded and promoted by Gautam Budhha. Concluding the 45th Lama guru (Lama teacher) study tour organised by the Buddhist Philosophy Promotion and Monastery Management Committee, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development a...

Thanka artist Bajracharya no more

KATHMANDU : Pauva (Thanka) artist Gyankar Bajracharya passed away at his residence in Bhaktapur on Friday night at the age of 62. The Pauva Art is a special kind of art with sentiments and veneration of the artists invoked through the medium of fabric. The art which started in Kathmandu Valley in the ancient times later spread to Tibet which later became famous as Thanka Art. Bajracharya...

Nepal-Korea literary fest kicks off

KATHMANDU: Literature, art and culture are the means of further strengthening bilateral relations between any two countries. Health Minister Gagan Kumar Thapa made such remarks while inaugurating the "Nepal-Korea Literature, Culture and Art Festival" at Nepal Academy amidst a program here wenesday. Thapa stressed that Nepal should learn from achievements that South Korea made in a short span...

International Statue Workshop to be organized in Baglung

BAGLUNG: The Harichaur VDC of Baglung is set to organize International Statue constructing workshop which will feature the use of latest technologies in making of the statues. The Galkot Art Council is due to organize the workshop to establish a museum of statue making art. The workshop which will be participated by national as well as foreign artists will start from first week of Ashoj nex...

Implementation of NAFA academic assembly decisions sought

KATHMANDU: The stakeholders have pressed for the implementation of decisions taken by the seventh academic assembly of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). Speaking in a press conference organised by NAFA on Wednesday, the Academy officials and academicians stressed on the need of putting in joint efforts for the promotion of Nepali arts rather than getting stuck in internal disputes. Academy Vi...

Exhibition on Nepal’s birds underway

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The 'Bird of Nepal : The Art of Hira Lal Dangol and His Family Legacy', a ten-day exhibition on the species of birds found in Nepal kicked off on Tuesday at the Nepal Art Council. Nepal Art Council Chair and Century Man, Satya Mohan Joshi, inaugurated the exhibition of the paintings. On the occasion, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal, WS Perera, shared that the art is a means th...

Paint Tour Workshop kicks off from Chisapani

POKHARA,Dec 30: The first edition of Paint Tour Workshop series organized by NS Club of Hill Point with an aim to promote peace, tourism and art kicked off from Chisapani village in Rupakot – 3. The four-day tour is being participated by 11 artists including Nagen Singh Thakuri, Sara Bajimaya, Aakash Jaiswal, Pramila Lamichane, Januka KC, Sushma Gautam and Sahabir Gurung. Speaking on the occas...