The annual art exhibition of Dhaka University’s Drawing and Painting Department began here yesterday with a pledge to make art work a medium for intellectual exercise for social advancement.DU Vice-Chancellor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest at Zainul Gallery of the Fine Art Faculty on the campus.
The exhibition will continue till November 17. It will remain open every day from 11am to 8pm.
Fine Art Faculty Dean Professor Nisar Hossain, Noted Cartoonist Professor
Rafiqun Nabi addressed the function as special guests with Drawing and Painting Department Chairperson Shishir Kumer Battacharja in the chair.
A total of 72 art works of 60 artists were exhibited in the event. On the first day of the exhibition today, a number of students were awarded for their best art works.
While addressing the programme, Prof Akhtaruzzaman said such kind of exhibition creates room for intellectual exercise.
“These art works are creative and symbols of non-communalism. These art works and creativities have a power for social advancement”, he said.
Speakers at the programme said through this exhibition the students of Fine Art will be able to present their artistic excellence and creativity necessary for flourishing modern fine arts.