Srikanth Dhunde let loose some of his characteristic strokes in red and wrote, on another canvas, “Ma lautkar aayenge (Mom, we will return).”
The artists express their feelings against terrorism, viewing the recent massacre of 132 schoolchildren at an Army School in Peshawar, Pakistan.
The artists had express their solidarity with the victims of terror with included sculptors, film-makers, musicians and theatre personalities, 3 canvases will be sent to Unicef by art@ Telangana
They expressed their feeling through drew messages like “stop terrorism”, “death of dreams” to express the loss.
The 3 canvases were filled will sad , startled faces and tearful eyes. An artist drew a notebook with droplets of blood on it.
A core committee member of art@Telangana said that“This is not a compilation of artists who will be presenting their works. The whole point of doing it in a public space like Shilparamam was to get people involved in the process of expression”.
B. Narsing Rao said “At a very human level, we are all affected by violence and as artists we are using our medium to express it. The message we want to send out is, ‘We are with you’. In the end, everyone craves for peace. And that’s the message of hope we want to send out”.
A music performance accompanied by Jaywant Naidu on the Hawaiian guitar.
A trustee at art@Telangana eminent painter Laxman Aelay said “The heartless gunmen shot 133 children most of whom were between 12 and 16 years old. Reacting to this senseless and cold-blooded act of terror, we called upon the art community and intellectuals to stand up together and express their solidarity. The artists are expressing their pain and sorrow for the children”.