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’50 Springs of Freedom’ Cosmos Art Camp in Chittagong

Golden Jubilee of the independence of Bangladesh began with colorful festivities around the country, and as part of the celebrations, the exclusive Art Camp of Gallery Cosmos titled ’50 Springs of Freedom’ began on Friday morning, 26th March in Chattogram. 

The camp, with a collective vision to portray the jovial vibes of spring blossoms blending with the festive occasion of the glorious 50 years celebration of Independence – Hidden Her Foundation hosted the special art camp, supported by Cosmos Foundation.

Regarding the camp, Enayetullah Khan, Chairman of the Cosmos Foundation said, “Bangladesh has paved a long route to reach at this glorious destination of the Golden Jubilee of our Independence, and we are fortunate to have the beautiful natural landscape alongside many talented, world class Bangladeshi artists. This exclusive art-camp is part of the continuous artistic ventures taken by Gallery Cosmos and Cosmos Foundation, and we are really honored to initiate this special art-camp with all these prolific and talented artists in this special time.”

Eight leading and promising Bangladeshi painters participated in the four day-long camp at the beautiful setting of Finley Hill in the port city, in quest for exploring the innate and everlasting connection between human and nature, and celebrate the unified harmony of brush, colour and canvas through their jovial artistic expertise.

Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) visited the Art Camp on Saturday, and lauding the initiative, he said, “An initiative like this in our beautiful and majestic port city Chattogram, celebrating the vibrant colour of our 50th Spring is highly appreciated – and I am extremely glad to be here, especially when the country is celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Independence. I truly admire this tremendous initiative taken by Gallery Cosmos and thanking the Hidden Her Foundation for hosting this wonderful Art Camp with support from Cosmos Foundation, participated by all these talented and respected artists in this peaceful and picturesque landscape.”

Earlier, Dr Rubana Huq, BGMEA President and Mohammed Rahim, Vice Chairman of DBL Group were present at the inauguration of the four-day-long special camp on Friday, appreciating the exceptional venture.

“We usually do not see this type of exclusive initiative very often, especially in a beautiful and peaceful setting like this. I am really honored and pleased to be here among these known faces, in such a glorious occasion, initiated by Gallery Cosmos and hosted by Hidden Her Foundation,” Dr Rubana Huq lauded the camp.

Explaining the initiative, Hidden Her Foundation Founder and Director Sunehra Z Islam said, “We would not have been able to celebrate and enjoy the colour of nature in an independent country, if we did not earn our freedom and liberty in such a heroic way. To celebrate the essence of freedom and the vibrant nature of spring, we are pleased and proud to host this special art-camp.” 

The list of stalwart participators in the camp is featuring a unique team of eminent and promising artists, including Samarjit Roy Chowdhury, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Anisuzzaman Anis, Anukul Chandra Mojumder, Azmeer Hossain, Bishwajit Goswami, Abdullah Al Bashir & Mong Mong Sho.

“As a proud and independent nation, we have paved a long way through the last 50 Springs. Initiatives and artistic ventures like this, remind us about the unity and harmony that was channeled among the people through the historic March 7th speech of Bangbandhu, which eventually brought us victory and liberty in 1971. Celebrating and showcasing the picturesque beauty of spring is the motto of this camp, and we are pleased to join this venture,” artist Bishwajit Goswami said about the camp.

Regarding the camp, Executive Artistic Manager of Gallery Cosmos Sourav Chowdhury said, “Celebrating the glorious occasion of our 50 years celebration of Independence, alongside harmonizing the artistic essence of 50 Springs that we have explored and celebrated till date, Gallery Cosmos and the host Hidden Her Foundation, is proudly organizing this special art camp with support from the Cosmos Foundation.”

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