Jamshedpur, Feb. 16: The 17th edition of Art-in-Industry Camp is all set to kick-off on February 18 at the Centre for Excellence.
Art in Industry will host a total of 21 artists across a diverse section of the budding and eminent, contemporary and time-tested, from different regions of India.
The camp will be held from February 18-21, T V Narendran, managing director, Tata Steel India & SEA will inaugurate the camp at Centre for Excellence on February 18, said Kulvin Suri, chief, corporate affairs and communications, Tata Steel.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Suri said, �Art is a significant link between industry and society where Tata Steel has hosted more than 250 renowned artists in the previous 16 editions.
Art in Industry provides platform to the budding artists to interact with the eminent artist of the country and this year 15 artists of national repute along with three tribal artists from Jharkhand, two locals from Jamshedpur and one from Tata Steel Wire Division Mumbai will be part of the camp�, he added.
Suri further informed that around 60 school children and 10 student volunteers from Jamshedpur will also attend the camp and interact with the renowned artists. Art students from Jamshedpur School of Art will attend a workshop on 19 and 20 February.
Ruchi Narendran said, �Art reflects our heritage and culture and Art in Industry has been providing base for some of the well-known contemporary artists to make a mark in the Indian art arena. The endeavour is to foster participation in softer skills and community development.
The annual signature event enables expression of thought as well as cross cultural learning through the medium of oil and canvases, Mrs. Narendran added.
Answering a query, Kulvin Suri, said, no theme would be provided to the artists but they would paint their imagination to create masterpieces.
Tribal artists� part of the camp includes Ajay Urveti, Powra Baskey and Rajaram Laxman Hengadi. Jamshedpur artists include Dasha Murmu and Rupesh Raut.
Few prominent among them include R B Bhaskaran, G Subramanian, Ramesh P Gujar, Gouri Vemula and several others.