Do your part for art and the environment – how the Whitefield Art Collective promotes creativity for a cause

Aptly titled 'Connecting Communities through Art,’ the 2019 exhibition of the Whitefield Art Collective showcases creativity from across India, as well as messages of environmental preservation.

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The Whitefield Art Collective (WAC) is back with the 2019 edition of its exhibition at VR Bengaluru. See our coverage of the earlier editions in 2018, 2017 and 2016. The exhibition this year is titled ‘Connecting Communities through Art’ (see Part I of our photo essay here).

The month-long program includes a 'Bangalore in Focus' online photography contest along with art cinema at the panoramic SkyDeck. The Virtuous Retail (VR) group houses a range of art works including Synergy (Bengaluru) by Dimpy Menon, and The Bodhisattva (Chennai). Such initiatives are intended to encourage civic pride, strengthen the local Whitefield economy, and enhance Bengaluru's image, according to the art community team.

“Public art has the power to enhance and transform spaces and our broader living environments,” according to Sumi Gupta, curator of WAC 2019. The art works also send out messages of environmental awareness, conservation, recycling and upcycling waste into art.

Now, what have you done today to support the green movement and do your bit to appreciate art – or even better, both?

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