3rd International Art Fest 2020 Nilphamari concludes
Publish- February 29, 2020, 09:14 PM
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Update- February 29, 2020, 09:37 PM
The third International Art Festival 2020 Nilphamari concluded on a high note.
Artists from five countries created a cornucopia of artworks in a four-day art camp. The results were on display at the idyllic ambience of Nilsagor, the festival venue.
State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak graced the occasion as the chief guest while former cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor presided over the programme.
Convener of the festival, renowned artist Mohammad Eunus, spoke at the event while the curator of festival Md Harun-ar-Rashid Tutul elaborated the details of the arrangement.
Palak expressed his sincere wish to hold this iconic festival at Chalan Beel, a vast water body adjacent to Natore, the minister’s hometown.
He also announced to set up an animation studio at the Department of Graphic Design, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, and a 100-crore project ‘Nilphamari ICT Park’ in Nilphamari.
Asaduzzaman Noor thanked all concerned for successfully holding the festival.
He said Five generations of artists spontaneously participated in the grand festival where they created a number of artworks on Bangabandhu and the beautiful nature and cultural heritage of the place.
Contemporary artists, foreign artists and country’s renowned artists worked together and participated in various art and cultural activities. Participating artists’ positive vibes and close collaboration with each other kept the venue vibrant in all four days, he said.
He said the artists and the organisers’ commitment to reconstruct a beautiful Bangladesh through innovative art practice and the projection of Bangladesh’s rich culture in the festival has been achieved significantly.
He said holding such a gigantic festival in a remote area of Bangladesh is not an easy job for which the Art Festival 2020 Nilphamari Organising Committee together with Vision 2021, Nilphamari, and Art Bangla, Dhaka, deserves immense accolades.