6 Talented Artists with Disabilities who Charmed Galleria Mall
Published on: 12 Aug, 2021
Charlotte Eriksen, the executive director of The Room, the first museum to focus on art by people with disabilities in New York City, says that being disabled doesn't have to be a disability. "It's just another way," she says. "If you limit yourself to a particular way of doing things and working as opposed to having all these different ways of being able to get your work done, then you're limiting yourself."
So, can a paintbrush be an instrument for raising awareness?
Which is the space to witness the abilities of Artists with disabilities?
What special could you do for your country this Independence day?
How can you win a mesmerizing canvas to reimagine your house?
The Galleria Mall, Yelahanka together with Atypical Advantage in Bengaluru is taking a novel step to raise awareness of Global warming on India’s 74th Independence day. This one-of-a-kind event will feature 6 stunning artists with disabilities as they paint the canvas live in front of the shoppers at the mall in an endeavor to let people see for themselves the talent and skills of people with disabilities. Each artist has chosen a theme to focus upon out of the broader topic of Global Warming & we hope it radically raises awareness on this critical subject.
Sravani Ramachandran who is diagnosed with a spinal cord injury is a juvenile artist who was pursuing her art interest ardently post her accident. She has primarily been working on oil paintings and pen work. Her artwork will highlight the impact of Excessive Plastic Garbage.
Sridhar Rangarajan is on the Autism Spectrum and was honored for his Best Paintings as an artist at India Inclusion Summit 2018 by KS Chitra and TV Gopalakrishnan. For the event, his artwork will feature Forest Fire as the foe.
Ajay Jayaprakash had an accident that made him suffer from a locomotor disability. In his tough times, he found his solace in painting and photography. His paintings are directed on the Excessive Use of refrigerators and air conditioners.
Jyothi K. Kumar, who has a hearing disability, recognized her talent when she was merely a toddler. Since then, there was no looking back for her. She will garner attention on the issue of Increasing vehicular and industrial pollution.
Thyagraj likes to believe that his rich heritage and surroundings filled with passionate art lovers made him fall in love with art as well. His locomotor disability did not hinder him from pursuing his one true love for painting. His canvas will feature the issue of Overpopulation.
Aishwarya A is a professional animator. What started as a hobby is now her full-time profession. Not just this but she also shares her passion with other people by conducting workshops and events. For this event, she will share her perspective on Deforestation through her artwork.
As the passersby notice these artists with disabilities paint their canvas with such dedication and passion, they will realize the true potential of a person with a disability wielding a paintbrush. This event will not only help us to take one big jump towards inclusion but will also enable us to paint the future with endless possibilities for growth and acceptance in society. Furthermore, the shopaholics of Bengaluru can rejoice as the highest shoppers will get to take the live painted canvas home! Sounds like having a blast!
The shoppers at the Galleria Mall from 5 pm to 7 pm on Saturday will be in for another treat as they will also witness the Border Security Force serenade them with a mesmerizing band performance.
What are you waiting for? Mark your calendars to witness history in the making! Show up at the Galleria Mall on Saturday to show your solidarity and support for artists with disabilities!
And as they say, be there or be square.