Life and emotions on canvas
‘Varied’, an exhibition by Eranga Thalpawila is now on at the Alliance Francaise de Kandy and will continue until February 9.
Eranga’s continued success at art competitions during his schooldays, encouraged him to take up painting further.
The award presented to him by former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga for his performance in an all island art competition was an important milestone in his life. Hailing from Matale Eranga held his first solo art exhibition, “A pleasant Spring” in 2004 when he was 20.This was followed by another exhibition in 2006.
His paintings speak mostly of life and emotions. He has built a style of his own and explains his art thus:
“Human life is very complicated. When human beings feel frustrated varied characters take varied decisions to escape from the reality of life.
Some take the refuge in a hermitage or “Arana”.
Some resolve to exist a lonely and reclusive life.
Some wait with lonely-hearts. Some live with unnamed feeling and some with hope.
Some try to eliminate others with violence.
Some of course take the final decision-to take away their own lives. Some just pass their lives unable to take any sort of decision.
This is an attempt to show the varied human life through my drawing.”
Wasantha holds exhibition
Artist Wasantha Kumara holds his 26th exhibition on February 10, 11 and 12 at the Senarath Paranawithana Library (old library) in Badulla.
First in All-Island Dancing and Drama competition
The folk dance troupe of the Junior Section of Kandy Girls' High School won first place at the All Island Dancing and Drama competition. This is the fourth consecutive year that they have won the award. Trained by Mrs. Ramani Wijeskera (Teacher in Charge )and Ms Sandamali Karunaratne of the University of Peradeniya, the troupe had the guidance of the Principal of the School Mrs. H.M.M.K. Wataliyadde.