PIGMENT – Colors with Purpose, a fundraiser exhibition was held in Mumbai on Saturday by the Nargis Dutt Foundation to commemorate 35 years of the foundation’s service to humanity. Through this medium, participating artists lend canvas and lens for a noble cause. The funds raised from the sale of artwork will be channeled towards the support of cancer care and rural development.
Several Bollywood celebrities visited the exhibition, held at the Garden View, Taj Lands End, Bandra West.
Showcasing over a 150 works including paintings, photographs, hand-knotted silk carpets and metal sculptures by around 35 artists, the exhibition featured art by revered artists like Nikita Padora, Suvigya Sharma, Rajiv Mennon, Nayaana Kanodia, Prakash Bal Joshi who have put together their works specifically for the exhibition. Brinda Miller, Nishant Dange, Arzaan Khambatta, Sudharak Olwe, Ajay De, Narayan and Charan Sharma will also have their work on display among many others.
Ms. Priya Dutt, donning the artists cap herself, said, “The Nargis Dutt Foundation has always
striven to keep my mother’s vision alive through collective efforts to provide improved living to those affected in the rural areas. It has been 35 years since my
father Sunil Dutt started this foundation and we have been trying to realize this mission and I know that my parents would be very proud of what the foundation has achieved today. PIGMENT – Colors with Purpose uses art as a means to help us achieve our goals.
“I would like to thank all artists for very generously coming forward to aid our venture. “
About Nargis DuttFoundation:
The Nargis Dutt Foundation was started by the late Shri Sunil Dutt after the demise of his wife Smt. Nargis Duttin 1981 with cancer. It was her wish and dream to work for the less fortunate in our country and he worked tirelessly to translate that dream into a reality.
It has been 35 years since and they have touched the lives of millions of people all over India by donating hospital equipment for cancer care and treatment, mobile hospitals, supporting children with their education, scholarship programs, aiding children in the slums of Mumbai, medical camps, etc. – PRNewswire