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Young Artists With Disabilities Gets a New Platform to Showcase Their Artworks
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Young Artists With Disabilities Gets a New Platform to Showcase Their Artworks

In Delhi, there is an ongoing event called the 'e CAPA 2019,' the organizers of this event is Shalini Gupta, founder of Art Sanctuary and her team, It has already started from last week and will end at 14 November.

The event will showcase 99 art pieces done by more than 47 youngsters who have disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism and down syndrome. The excellent responses the show has got till now, which has made the team at Art Sanctuary very enthusiastic.

A few months ago, when the Art Sanctuary was founded by Shalini Gupta, his main motive was to encourage youngsters with intellectual disabilities. 17-years-old Gayatri, who is the daughter of Shalini is a great photographer and a brilliant artist, but unfortunately, she had Down syndrome.

The mother was very well- know with the fact that there are many talented kids like her daughter who are not getting platforms to showcase their skills. Currently, Shalini is her first exhibition 'e CAPA 2019'.

Shalini and her team are looking forward to showcasing their works for 'e CAPA 2019'. Out of the 47 youngsters, 20 of them had attended the opening day of 'e CAPA 2019' on November 1.

Bose Krishnamachari, who is an artist and the founder of the art festival Kochi Muziris Biennale, had handpicked the works which were showcased at the event. The videography and photography were selected by Ajmal Jami, Renowned cinematographer.

According to Shalini, their main goal was to make sure that everything was under control at the event, some senior artists had praised the works of the youngsters. At the 'e CAPA 2019' event, apart from such brilliant artworks, there were sculptures, clay models, diyas and many more forms of the art world.

Shalini says, "We have been getting a lot of good responses ever since we started it off last Friday. What makes all our work worth is seeing smiles on the faces of these youngsters when their art is appreciated. Every product is sold after consulting with parents".

The Art Sanctuary team have already sold out 16 artworks, they are looking forward to emptying the Art Sanctuary by the next week. The Founder and Curator of Vis a Vis/STIR at Chhattarpur Farms, Amit Gupta, by whos' help the event has been at a space sponsored. The event timings are from 11 am to 5.30 pm and the last day is on 14 November.

Image credit: Aag Kolkata/ YouTube Screencap

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