The event will be inaugurated on 23rd February by His Grace Most Rev. Peter Machado Arch Bishop, Bengaluru , Karnataka , Worshipful Mayor Smt. GangambikeMallikarjun, along with Shri. Ramalinga Reddy, Senior Congress Leader, Ex. Home Minister, Govt. of Karnataka in the presence of Mrs. Sowmya Reddy, Jayanagar MLA, Ravi, Director, Silicon City Academy and Celebrity guests like Actress Nishvika.
Spread over two days, on display will be, not dozens or hundreds, but 10,000 paintings, drawn by amateurs and professionals, in free hand and oil canvas, by men, women and children, from 5 year-olds to 90-year-olds, and many of them coming with a social message for the social good, including some award-winning paintings.
The organisers are eying an entry into the London Book of Records and multiple other records. This incidentally is not something new but actually par for the course for Breathe Entertainment, as they already eligible for Guinness Book of Records and the Limca Book of Records, for hosting the largest number of people of all age groups painting under a single platform.
The 10,000 paintings on display at Vega City Mall Bannerghatta Main Rd, Bengaluru, comprise the on-the-spot paintings drawn by the participants at the latest Colorothon-11 event held in Kittur Rani Chennamma Stadium Jayanagar a few weeks back and those of the previous edition.
So many of the people expected to participate in the painting exhibition at Vega City Mall will be the very ones who drew it in the firs place! They will be glad to know that their works will be auctioned at a very nominal price starting from Rs 100 to the public and the sale proceeds donated to Om Ashram Trust, an old-age home.
The two-day exhibition will also include a slew of entertainments on the side, such as, performance by India's Got Talent artists, Drums Circle, musical bands and more, to ensure families and have their dose of weekend fun.
After eleven successful editions of Colorothon held across several cities in the country, Kishore Joseph of Breathe Entertainment, said similar painting exhibitions on such a large scale will shortly be held in other cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi and Lucknow.
We are associated with this great initiative, because, said Dr. K S Sameera Simha, Academic Chairman, Silicon City Academy, it’s a unique platform which brings together people with no caste, creed and religion under a single platform to appreciate art. This is what we aim to stress and propagate through children,” said Dr. K S Sameera Simha.
Time to go bonkers over colours and add a bit of colour to the lives of the deprived...