India through the eyes of Dolna Showcasing the diverse genres of Indian art
Press Release for Immediate Attention
Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority was proud to sponsor Dolna's group of six Indian artists, a photographer and works of twenty two Indian artists for the Dolna Art camp and exhibition. The seven day art expedition beginning 18th October 2010 until 25th October 2010 was held across stunning locations of Mauritius; Ile Aux Cerfs, Casella, Port Louis, Chameral, Gris Gris and Grand Baie and many more.
The Opening Ceremony of the week long Art Exhibition 'ndia through the eyes of Dolna' was held on 19th October 2010 at 4pm at the IBL gallery at Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis. The evening was ignited with the auspicious lamp by luminaries: Honorable
Nandcoomar Bodha, Minister of Tourism & Leisure Mauritius, Dr. Karl Mootoosamy, Director Mauritius Tourism Promotion
Authority and Mr. Vijaye Haulder Deputy Director Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority. The event was well attended by Mauritian artists, Connoisseurs of art, media and prominent socialites.
Dolna the brainchild of Ms. Mithu Basu believes that "Exposure through travel can fire the sensitive mind of artists to absorb and
reflect the diversity and distinctness of people and places and lend an artist's perspective to enchanting Mauritius and thus create
a universal language of art."
With this expedition Dolna will create a bank of paintings and photographs that reflect an Indian artist's perspective of the spirit of
Mauritius that goes beyond the sand, sea and surf. Various adaptations of the art would also be explored to design promotional
material for Mauritius. Road shows and participation in exhibitions would be leveraged to exhibit the artistic creations and position
Mauritius as the preferred destination for Indians to travel for either leisure, weddings, MICE or business.
"Mauritius is truly an artist's haven. It's a contrast of a multitude of colors and tastes. The island, set in its turquoise sea, is an
oasis of peace and tranquility. A melting pot where past and present smoothly blend together. Mauritius offers an essential beauty
that will compel you to return to its shores time and time again. The artists' expressions will engrave Mauritius in your memory
forever" says Dr. A. Karl Mootoosamy, Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.
Inspired by Mauritius Dolna's Indian artists will bring to bloom the close bond of love that the two countries share. Knowing well of
India's rich heritage we are looking forward to see the art that will emerge from this initiative. It is my open invitation to Dolna's
artists to paint for Mauritius its prestigious 2011 national greeting card." Said Hon. Nandcoomar Bodha, Minister of Tourism &
Dolna is committed to Discover Opportunities to Leverage and Nurture an Artistic explosion. Our unique initiative is the brainchild
of Ms. Mithu Basu. We collaborate with relevant partners to create global platforms for artists of all genres to explore art through
customized events and travel programs.
Dolna's activities include: Art travel, online and offline art galleries, art events and exhibitions, an art store and creative art
projects. Dolna is keen to open up the world for artists, with travel opportunities and support, thus enabling artists to singularly
focus and sustain their art as a viable career option.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Should you find it of interest we would be delighted to have you publish this pioneering initiative in your esteemed publication.
For further details please contact:
Mithu Basu: Founder