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Wood carving camp at Kalamandir this Dasara

The wood carvings of Lathangi, Madanike, Darpana Sundari and many other traditional and contemporary stone carvings are all set to welcome the visitors at Kalamandir premises.

One can get a sight of the best of wood carving and stone sculptures under one roof at the Karnataka Kalamandir, organised as part of the Mysuru Dasara art exhibition. The wood carving camp, organised for the first time as part of the Dasara festivity, is all set to captivate the visitors.

Kalamandir, which has been a perfect landmark for art lovers, has now set up a mesmerising atmosphere for people to have a glimpse of various wood and stone carvings. The ongoing wood carving and stone sculpturing camp which will be on till October 7 has provided a perfect platform for top-notch craftsmen and artisans of the state. Over 21 craftsmen are participating in the camp, creating a perfect essence of art. A total of seven members for wood carving and 14 member team including seven assistants for the stone sculpturing are constantly working to bring in the essence of sculpture art. Over 14 sculptures, seven each in wood and stone are seeking for final touch from the craftsmen.

Dasara wood carving (2)

A variety of contemporary and traditional sculpture including Shiva, Veerabhadra, Kalikadevi, Kambada Narasimha, Ardha Nareshwara and others are carved this time to exhibit at the wood and stone sculpture exhibition on October 7.

Speaking to City Today, convenor of the camp, Dr Geethanjali said, “We have organised various sculptures camp in the region but this is the first time wood carving camp is organised as part of the Mysuru Dasara. The Kalamandir premise has a perfect atmosphere and space to organise more such camps in future.”

The valedictory and exhibition of wood and stone sculpture camp will be held on October 7 at Kalamandir premises. Art and sculpture lovers of the city can have a glimpse of various famous sculptures as part of the Mysuru Dasara.

-By Karthik K K

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