In celebration of Europe Day 2016, the European Union (EU) Delegation in Colombo will host the EU Art Workshop this Saturday, 7th May at Park Street Mews.
The workshop will see 15 talented artists paint their interpretations of the theme “United in Diversity”. The featured artists will also have their work appear in the Delegation’s 2017 calendar.
In early April, the EU invited artists to explore this multi-faceted theme and send in their proposed artwork with a concept note explaining how the theme was featured within it.
From a slew of diverse work, members of a panel at the EU selected Mooththathambi Sasikumar, Dr Shanaka Kulathunga, Sandeepa Vithanage, Chandana Samarakoon, Narma, Nur Danya, Raidha Fayaz, Lalani Susanthika, Zain Riya, Chiara Catenazzi, Sanjeewa Kumara, Asmar Atham, Yasmin Buckman, Jayani Illankoon and Rukshan Maduranga, as the artists whose work would be featured both at the event and in the calendar.
The challenge for these artists will be to convert their A4 artworks onto 120 x 160cm canvases within the 10 hour period of the event. The event is open to the public and will be held from 8am to 6pm on the 7th of May at The Stables, Park Street Mews. The artists will be provided with the canvas as well as a starter kit comprising acrylic paints, brushes and pencils.
The workshop is open to the public and visitors are invited to watch the paintings take shape and chat to the artists about their work. The 15 selected paintings will also be displayed at the official Europe Day celebration, and will then be photographed so that they can be reproduced for use in the Delegation’s annual calendar for 2017.
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