Waterscapes 2013 - Art Exhibition by Anjolie Ela Menon
Deloitte Monsoon Regatta's 'Waterscapes 2013' Art Exhibition kicks off India's leading contemporary artist Padmashree Anjolie Ela Menon to inaugurate the exhibition conceived to draw awareness to the deteriorating quality of water bodies
• Renowned Indian Artists and Conservationist Photographers to display their works
Hyderabad... 23 June 2013: The Deloitte Monsoon Regatta's 'Waterscapes' now in its 4th year kicked off here at Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad Marriott Hotel with some spectacular art and photographs on water by masters from across the country. India's leading contemporary artist Padmashree Anjolie Ela Menon inaugurated 'Waterscapes 2013' exhibition of paintings and photographs conceived to draw awareness to the deteriorating quality of water bodies. The exhibition this year features Paintings by masters like Padmashree Thota Tharrani, NS Manohar, Mani, Malikarjuna, S Jayaraj & veteran CLD Gupta and Photographs by renowned conservationist photographer artists like Sudhir Shivaram, Kalyan Varma, Arati Rao, Ganesh H. Shankar, Sandesh Kadur, Dhritiman Mukherjee, etc. & others. Organised by Yacht Club of Hyderabad and curated by Kaali Sudheer and Anna Edlin, the exhibition will be open from 11 AM to 5 PM daily till 7th July 2013 at the Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad Marriott Hotel.
Ms. Katherine Dhanani, US Consul General, US Consulate Hyderabad; Mr. Neerabh Kumar Prasad, IAS, Metropolitan Commissioner, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HDMA) and Chairman, Lake Protection Committee; Mr. P.R. Ramesh, Chairman, Deloitte; Actress and Activist Amala Akkineni, participating artists and photographers, sailing enthusiasts, socialites, art lovers and others graced the inaugural function and preview of Waterscapes 2013.
Giving details about Waterscapes, Mr. Suheim Sheikh, Founder President - The Yacht Club of Hyderabad said that 'Waterscapes' is organized as part of the Monsoon Regatta, India's largest sailing regatta held every year at Hussain Sagar Lake. The 'Waterscapes' exhibition-cum-sale showcases spectacular photography largely of wildlife in water from artists across India and of course the paintings on the theme of 'Water'.
'Waterscapes' is the brainchild of Suheim Sheikh who has been sailing and racing boats for the last 35 years and has watched our lakes and rivers progressively turn to filth.
The exhibition addresses the concern of water dystrophy by evoking a sense of beauty and appreciation of water and contrasting it with the rabid ugliness of what mankind has done to its water situation. Proceeds from the exhibition are earmarked for the training and facilitation of young underprivileged children to learn sailing and take to water sports. Dignity Through Sports is the credo, informed Mr. Suheim.
"I teach economically challenged kids to sail boats and have graduated 9 of them to the national level of the sport and they all sail at the polluted Hussain Sager, Hyderabad. This proximity to polluted water has deeply motivated me to take up the cause ", Mr. Suheim said.
Supported by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) members firms in India (Deloitte India), Waterscapes brings to life the surreal beauty of water in its myriad avatars like lakes, ponds, waterfalls and the wide open sea with a lot of work included from award winning photographers who work for the temples of imagery like the BBC and National Geographic.
Waterscapes is being hosted at the Muse Art Gallery at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre, Hyderabad. 'the Marriott is proud to host Waterscapes, for four years in a low. I he hotel, being located on the shores of the lovely Hussain Sager lake, which is now polluted, we deeply Ideiitily with the cause and support the efforts to 'Save the Lake'. The exhibition this year is grander than ever before, and suited to the tastes of both the connoisseur as well as the uninitiated", informs Shared Datta, General Kinager.
Deloitte India is aware of the seriousness of the challenges mankind faces with respect to Water and has partnered with The Yacht Club of Hyderabad to bring to the city for the first time the collected works of renowned conservationist photographer artists like Sudhir Shivaram, Kalyan Varma, Arati Rao, Ganesh H Shankar, Sandesh Kadur and Dhritiman Mukherjee.
The Deloitte Monsoon Regatta 2013 will be held at the Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad from 2nd to 7th July 2013. Along with the regular 'Waterscapes'. exhibition-cum-sale a jazz concert has also been planned this year. New York based group 'Shank Hasan Quartet' comprising of talented musicians playing contemporary jazz will be performing at the Jazz Concert to be held at Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, Hyderabad on fd July 2013. Hasan's compositions have a distinct sound that are as energetic and catchy as they are soulful and thoughtful. The quartet comprises of Adam Larson on the Saxophone, Shank Hasan on the Piano, Raviv Markowitz on double Bass and Philippe Lemm on Drums.