“By setting up an exclusive university of fine arts, the state government should set a model to be emulated by the whole nation,” said Classical Kannada Project Director P K Khandoba in the city on Thursday.
He was speaking after releasing writer L Shivalingappa’s “Drushyakalanveshaka Prof S C Pateel” organised by Kadamba Ranga Vedike, Mysuru Art Gallery and Kannada Sahitya Kalakoota at Kannada Sahitya Parishat premises.
Addressing the gathering he said that after privatisation, universities have mushroomed. Yet there is no dedicated university for fine arts. During his period S C Pateel took the initiative and strove to build one such university but he could not succeed. Hence the government should take this seriously and promote fine arts.
Referring to the writer, he said Shivalingaiah himself is a great patron of arts. Moreover, he has portrayed Pateel without glorifying him but presenting him in a realistic manner.
Activist Dr Kalegowda Nagawara said that while writers were indebted and had to be under its influence the same did not apply to artistes as they spoke a universal language transcending the barriers imposed by language. He also recommended for a university of fine arts on the lines of University for Music.
President of District Kannada Sahitya Parishat Y D Rajanna, former president M Chandrashekar, President of Kadamba Ranga Vedike Rajashekara Kadamba, writer L Shivalingappa, Prof S C Pateel and artist Mirle Jamuna Rani were present.
Classical Kannada Project Director P K Khandoba launched writer L Shivalingappa’s “Drushyakalanveshaka Prof S C Pateel” while President of District Kannada Sahithya Parishat Y D Rajanna, former president M Chandrashekar, President Kadamba Ranga Vedike Rajashekara Kadamba, writer L Shivalingappa, Prof S C Pateel and artist Mirle Jamuna Rani look on.