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CM Naveen Patnaik releases art catalogue ‘The Tallman’

Bhubaneswar;24/4/18:Catalogue of ‘Tallman’, the 15-day exhibition of paintings, sculptures and installations on legendary leader Biju Patnaik, was released by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Secretariat conference hall in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

On the occasion, eminent sculptor Rabinarayan Rath presented a painting of Biju Patnaik to Naveen.

The catalogue consists of 53 works of eminent young artistes who participated in the exhibition which kicked off on April 1 at Suvadra Art Gallery. The art expo concluded on April 15.

Works of renowned artists of Odisha like Rath, Laxmidhar Rana, Gajendra Padhi, Sudhansu Sutar, Manas Ranjan Jena, Asish Pandey, Binodini Behera, Pramod Nayak, Shyam Sundar Achari, Sureswar Dhal, Jagannath Mahapatra, Swarnalata Satpathy, Dasha Murmu and Jitendra Bhanja have found place in the catalogue.

Among others, Tourism and Cilture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, MP Prasanna Patsani, MLA Priyadarshi Mishra, Chairman of Biju Patnaik Birth Centenary Committee Ved Prakash Agarwal, chairman of Suvadra Art Gallery Surya Rath and director Ashok Nayak were present.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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