ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday September 2, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 14
Kandy Times  

AYA’s canvas of colours

By Thilak Palliyaguruge

‘AYA 2007’, Alliance Young Artists 2007, an exhibition featuring the works of 18 artists will be held from September 8 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Alliance française de Kandy. The exhibition will be opened by Chief Guest. artist Mrs. Daisy Dias-Abeyesinghe Campbell on Friday, September 7 at 6.30 p.m.

The concept of AYA was conceived by Dr. Jacques Soulié, the Director of Alliance française de Kandy, in 2003 and is now an annual cultural event.

Fifty paintings selected from the entries submitted by 18 Alliance Young Artists who have successfully participated in the past AYA exhibitions will be on display. The participants are from Kandy, Gampola, Matale, Mawanella and also from Matara.

The paintings submitted for display are mostly done in water and oil colours. Some of the painting reveal the use of bold brush strokes with greater freedom, harmonious blending of forms and colour and also fresh creative vigour and maturity.

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