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Open studio and exhibition to be held in Matho by Earth Art Project
By Stanzin Dasal, Tuesday, August 1, 2017

To acquaint the power of art and develop creativity among the children, an exhibition Earth Art Project is going to be held on 4 and 5 August at Govt. High School and Moravian Mission School, Matho. 

Artist from India and Japan opened the process of making art work as open studio at High School, Matho from July 16. 

To brief about the project a press conference was held on July 29 at Press Club Leh Office. Akiko Ookani, Chief Director Wall Art Project and Kazunori Hamao, Project Co-coordinator was present. 

Kazunori Hamao, Project Co-coordinator said, “Wall Art Project is an Organization from Japan.  In India, since from the year 2010, we have been working in Bihar, Maharashtra and Ladakh. In the year, 2014, the first project was exhibited in Nang village.”
When asked about the impact of the exhibition on children he said that they have become more confident in conversing with the people, expressing their ideas and opinions and has become more active in class. 

Reason behind choosing the Matho School in particular, he said, “at first we had a plan to organize in Thiksay School but later the headmaster got transferred.So, it was then at the CEC office we were introduced with the Councillor Martselang, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal who got very interested in our project and decided to help in conducting the exhibition in Matho School.”

The art work of artist Anpu Varkey, Tushar&Mayur Vayeda from India and Yusuke Asai from Japan will be displayed. 

Earth Art Project was authorized as one of the “Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges” by ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.

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