Telugu Association of North America (TANA) saw a great highlight this year. The 2015 convention that was held at Detroit, United States had a biggest highlight with a painting exhibit, ‘A Tribute To Amaravati Glory’.
The exhibition featured paintings by the Joint Director of Social Welfare, R Mallikarjuna Rao, which had some rich works showcased such as paintings of the Amaravati Stupa and 125 feet tall Dhyana Buddha Statue on the banks of River Krishna at Amaravati. The exhibit was sponsored by Mr Jayachand Pallekonda, an NRI.
“The exhibit is a part of an effort to spread the awareness about the importance and glory of the history and culture of Amaravati, the name of our new capital. A herculean effort was required to airlift the entire set of paintings to United States and book a lot at the venue. Thanks to the generosity of the NRIs and art lovers, we could accomplish the task” said Mr Mallikarjuna Rao, the popular artist who sculpted the historic Dhyana Buddha statue at Amaravati.
The exhibit that showcased the paintings of the famous Amaravati Stupa, Mahachaitya etc received an amazing response from the art revelers. The star attraction was the painting of Dhyana Buddha, an esteemed project conceived, designed and sculptured by Mr Rao to reinstate the glory of the once ancient capital with Buddhist connect.
Mr Raohas a repute sculpting various worldly monuments exhibited at various museums in countries like Paris, London, Thailand, Indonesia and others.