The Punjab Council of the Arts organised a five-day workshop on ceramics at the Government College, University from Nov 10 to 14.
It was the second annual workshop arranged by the council. The director Fine Arts of the council Muhammad Ehsan told this scribe that the workshop aimed at broadening interaction among ceramists of the city affiliated with different educational institutions.
He said the workshop was also aimed at introducing the students to contemporary trends.
The workshop, conducted by known ceramist Iftakharullah Butt, was inaugurated by GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khaliqur Rehman. Fine Arts students from different colleges and universities participated in it.
The students along with other art pieces also crafted old city model, calligraphy and Islamic motifs.
These art pieces would now go into the process of baking and an exhibition comprised of these art pieces would be put on display in the first week of December at the GCU.
The Shakir Ali Museum, a subsidiary of Pakistan National Council of Arts, in Lahore has announced exhibition of a six-month sculpture workshop for Nov 28.
The exhibition is the outcome of a six months workshop conducted by Nasir Rizwan, a young artist, who also holds a MSC in Film & TV production.
The workshop has been designed to create awareness on sculpture artworks. Contemporary trends in sculpture have been focused in the exhibition.
The exhibition would be held at the Shakir Ali Museum. Some 30 art pieces, depicting historical monuments, monograms, calligraphy would be on display in the exhibition.
An exhibition, titled ‘Emerging Female Printmakers of Pakistan,’ will open at Alhamra Art Gallery, The Mall on Monday (today). The exhibition has been organised by Lahore Arts Council and Secretary Information and Culture Momin Agha will inaugurate it.
Students from different art institutions and individuals would put on display their works.
The Ajoka Theatre held a two-day theatre festival the last week and staged its popular play ‘Lo Phir Basant Ayee’ at the Alhamra Art Center, The Mall. Though the play since its inaugural show held in the same year has been staged some three to four times but audience response was the same.
The Hall was jam-packed and people thoroughly enjoyed the performance.
Madeeha Gauhar, speaking on the occasion, lamented over the fact that the government had put a ban on almost all the creative festivals. She urged the government to revive that air of blossoming culture where different festivals were part and parcel of Lahore’s cultural life.
The Lahore Arts Council is planning to hold a ghazal festival in the first week of December.
Emerging young talent in ghazal singing would also be introduced through the council’s platform in the three-day ghazal festival besides the seasoned singers.
The council is also considering to turn the event into a ghazal festival-cum- competition, however, nothing has been finalised yet. – ShoaibAhmed1964@gmail.com