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For fun:Amateur artists display their works at the Marriott in Hyderabad.
HYDERABAD: The forties and 50s in a person's life are the period when one takes stock of one's triumphs, and then looks ahead for progress in the already charted course. For some people, however, these may become years of introspection and a fresh yearning for learning.
Sharing nothing but such a passion, people from diverse fields came together to allow glimpses into their newly found creative side by exhibiting their works at the Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hotel.
A majority of the artists who displayed their works were mid-career professionals and home-makers who have begun painting rather late in life. S.Manuja, for one, has considered art seriously when she received oil colours as a birthday gift from her NRI son. An accountant in the Indian Railways, she is a mother of three children who are all well-settled. “I received the colours when I went to the US visiting my son. I tried a few paintings there, and after returning, joined the art school. Owing to my job, I can attend classes only on weekends,” she says.
All these people are students of the Siri Institute of Painting, Himayatnagar, which organised the exhibition ‘The Contrast'. Thirty per cent of the proceeds from the sale of paintings will go as charity to students from the weaver community. The show will be on till April 21.
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