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Artists for a noble cause

05 Dec 2018 05:15am IST
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05 Dec 2018 05:15am IST
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Artists for a Cause, under the banner Different Strokes in collaboration with Don Bosco’s Konkan Development Society are coming together for the fifth time to showcase their talent at an exhibition and sale of drawings, paintings and photographs



Goan artists from varied backgrounds, some

doctors or busy housewives, others professional artists, photographers and students, are uniting to pool together different genres of art: abstract, figurative, folk art, pen and ink works, watercolours, miniature style and the like, with the sole purpose of using their innate talents to add smiles to young faces, feed hungry stomachs and help children in distress.

This year, Artists for a Cause, under the banner Different Strokes in collaboration with Don Bosco’s Konkan Development Society (KDS) are holding their exhibition and sale at Sanskruti Bhavan, (Central Library) Art Gallery, Patto-Panjim from December 8 to 10, 2018 between 10am and 7pm.

Today our country and state are in need of carrying out the mandate of Education for All. The Konkan Development Society is a registered NGO, whose aim and primary focus is on drawing street children into the educational mainstream, developing their skill, providing shelter to the abandoned and protecting children in distress through their helpline CHILDLINE1098.

KDS has 1,680 students under its care, runs 46 centres and a total of 06 projects. Catering to the underprivileged and migrant population, they conduct Remedial School Projects covering 30 government-run schools spread over North and South Goa, where the weaker students are given after-school hours classes in English, Maths and Science. The Non Residential Special Training Centres too cater to children who find it tough to cope with their studies. These classes are run at various centres around slum dwellings spread over Goa.

The artists participating in Different Strokes are: Mohan Naik, Wilson D’Souza of Pyde Pyper Academy, Yolanda de Souza, Harshada Kerkar, Suhas Shilkar as also Damodar Madgaonkar and Sandesh Gaundalkar, who have won laurels at the recent Goa State Art Exhibition, together with Dr. Aparna Pradhan, Dr. Vishal Dubashi, Nandini Raikar, Jyoti Mehta, Anita Kubal, Abeline Fernandes, Shamina Pereira, Vaishnavi Shalkhwalkar, Vasant Hede, Vatsala Kamat Hede, Stacy Rodrigues, Steishan Fernandes, Sunil Shirodkar, Jolene Pereira, Daniel de Souza, Clarence de Souza, Sherwin Pereira, Merwyn Caldeira, Deanne DSouza, Dale Dias, Alvito D’Costa, Shailesh Dabholkar, Bazil Mota, Sarita Sawant, Stephanie de Sousa, Pooja Belgaokar, Chaitna Bandodkar, Simona Fernandes, Elizabeth Fernandes, Anagha Deshpande, Fr Royston D’Souza, Jasmine Rocha and Rubina DSouza.

Like the colours of the rainbow, all artists with their paints and brushes promise to colour the walls of Sanskruti Bhavan and hope to adorn your walls too, with their fantastic talent. The public’s contribution towards acquiring these paintings will help to uplift the lives of underprivileged children and go a long way in educating future generations, who look forward to living a better life.

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