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Reno Hindu statesman Zed inaugurates art exhibition in India



Reno-based Hindu statesman Rajan Zed was the guest of honor at the inauguration of a six-day exhibition of paintings and drawings by three well-known national artists in Jaipur (Rajasthan, India) Wednesday.

The “Palettes of Bhopal” art exhibit was inaugurated in prestigious Jawahar Kala Kendra amid reading of poems where Zed, who is president of the Universal Society of Hinduism and director of interfaith relations of the Nevada Clergy Association, lighted the ceremonial lamp along with others.

Speaking on the occasion, Zed said that both spiritual seekers and artists were headed in the same direction in exploration of the truth. He urged artists, poets, writers, painters and others to help bring harmony and peace in this broken world through their works.

“Palettes of Bhopal” showcases 33 works of Teji Grover, Sanju Jain and Ranjit Arora and includes Grover’s “Ladakh” series, Jain’s “Gyan” (knowledge) portrayals and Arora’s tribal explorations. Renowned Kathak dancer Prerna Shrimali was the chief guest at the inauguration, which was attended by many area writers, artists, poets, painters, intellectuals and more.

Sanju Jain is an explorative artist; using paper-pulp and clay, she derives her “creative energies from nature.” Teji Grover, poet-painter-fiction writer, paints in an “earth-friendly” way and plays with natural colors from flowers, spices, tree barks, berries, etc. Ranjit Arora interprets the “tribal origin of existence” and reflects the magical elements of primitive art.

The three painters claim to have gravitated towards one another because “their works seem to have the same underbelly of a primal and pristine world that is at the edge of being lost.”

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