Young artists show talent in portrait painting competition

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 29 (APP): As many as 70 young amateur artists
showed their talent in a portrait painting competition here Thursday
at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on diverse themes.
Chief Executive/ Director General PNCA Shabir Ahmed on the
occasion said students from various educational institutions of twin
cities and budding artists were invited to participate in art
activities organized by PNCA. He appreciated the students and teachers for participating
in the event that primarily focussed on providing them a platform
of national level to show their skills and learn form others in the field.
The council would continue its efforts to promote art through
organizing such events and encourage the young generation, he said and
congratulated the winners of the competition.
The portrait of a participant, Hussain was declared the best and was
awarded first prize of Rs. 30,000 while Faisal Nawaz secured second
position got prize of Rs 20,000. Ammad ud Din achieved third position in the
competition.The portraits painted during the competition will be displayed at
PNCA including the wining paintings for public viewing and appreciating
the young talent.The competition aims at boosting the hidden creative potential of
the coming generation of artists as well as provide them a platform of
national level to showcase their ideas and creativity.
These programmes are a regular feature of PNCA to educate the young
generation through their interaction by masters in the field and
promote tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Pakistan.
Besides depicting the culture and traditions of the country, such
shows also educate the youth regarding the basic and advanced techniques
of various arts being practiced by the established artists and express
their ideas through soft expressions of art.