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Welham Old Boys hold Group Art Exhibition ‘Confluence 23’


By Our Staff Reporter

Dehradun, 14 Apr: Welham Old Boys’ Society (WOBS) celebrated 40 years of its existence by organising a Group Art Exhibition ‘Confluence 23′ from 1 to 8 April at The Stainless Gallery, Mathura Road, New Delhi.

The group art exhibition by 29 artists, ‘Confluence 23’, was organised by Welham Old Boys’ Society (WOBS). The participants of this art exhibition were professional artists, photographers, architects, fashion designers, interior designers, product designers, graphic designers and also included an educationalist, an art therapist, a dancer and a practicing doctor.

The concluding day of ‘Confluence 23’ was an eventful one: Senior Artist Professor Rajeev Lochan (Ex-Director, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi) and his wife, Yuriko Lochan, conducted a memorable artists interactive walkthrough.

The evening saw an interactive session with well known living legend of the Indian art world,

Artist Jatin Das, with a slide show displaying over 125 of his gigantic marvelous creations executed during a span of over 60 years of his illustrious career.

Professor Rajeev Lochan said, “Confluence 23 is a sincere effort by WOBS. I would love to see the story grow further.”

Artist Jatin Das, stated, “It’s an interesting exhibition despite the fact that these artists are not yet well known. They are skilled and they have very good potential.”

The highlight of the day was film screening of Oscar qualified and National Award winning film, SONSI, and a preview of the yet to be released film, SHERA, presented by Actor and Producer Vikas Kumar. Both the films were made under the banner of independent filmmakers Khan and Kumar.

Actor Vikas Kumar said, “Confluence ’23 was an excellent opportunity for artists. Thank you, for giving Sharib and me a platform to screen our short films. I look forward to more such events as they are a great encouragement!”

‘Confluence 23’ was a collection of artworks from 29 artists that included acclaimed Fashion Designer Abhishek Gupta, Amrai Dua, legendary animation film maker the late Arnab Chaudhuri, Aryan Arora, Avi Kripalani, Cyril Kuhn, Dhaarna Jaisinghani, Divyam Raghunath, Divyaman Singh, Dr Abhishek Gaurav, Gareema Shankar, Hajra Ahmad, Harveen Roohi Kapur, Himanshu Agarwal, Jagjit Singh, Kunal Batra, Malvika Singh, Manish Issar, Senior Architect Mukul Goyal, Muzammil Hussain, Nikita Gambhir, Nipurama S Saakshar Makhija, Bangkok based progressive dancer Sejal Surendra Sood, Shoaib Shawl, Graphic Designer Sudeep Chaudhuri, Upam Lahkar, Vaishali Gupta and Vibhor Sogani.

Curator Rohit Jaiswal said, “Confluence 23 turned out to be a beautiful convergence of art forms from diverse genre. We will make it a recurring annual event that helps promote art and culture.”