The Rotary Club of Thane Uptown, D 3142, organised a two-day exhibition, ‘Art for Charity’, in an art gallery in Thane. Forty-six artists displayed their paintings which were appreciated by over 250 visitors. Thirty-seven paintings were sold for a total Rs 2 lakh. The proceeds were shared between the club and the artists. The club intends to use the funds for its Happy Schools project.
The exhibition provided a platform especially for amateurs to display their artwork. “Young artists, who were struggling to promote their paintings, got good orders,” said Club President Usha Murali, adding that it has promoted Rotary’s public image too, thanks to the extensive media coverage.
“Every person has some latent talent. To encourage them with an infrastructure programme is what Service Above Self embodies,” said DGN Mohan Chandavarkar after visiting the exhibition.
A workshop on ‘Fundamentals of Digital Photography’ by Sagar Gosavi, Photo Mentor – Canon India, was also organised on the sidelines. An audio-visual showcasing Rotary’s Happy School success stories impressed the visitors encouraging some impromptu donations for the project.