With a view to create awareness and to take timely action to protect the environment, the employees of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) came together to celebrate World Environment Day with a difference.An exhibition organised by the Centre was recently inaugurated at IGNCA premises by Dr Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary of IGNCA. Special highlights of the show that will continue till June 14, 2019 are artworks made out of waste material in stock on the campus of IGNCA. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressiveThe project was conceptualised by Kaladarsana Division with an effort to work at an institutional level to bring a change amongst the employees working here. Visual imagery in the form of photographs, paintings, installations with the theme on the environment were invited from staff members. IGNCA also invited an installation artist Niraj Patel to create artworks out of waste. In four days, the artist has created huge installations using metal frames and woods that would have otherwise been auctioned as waste. Imagery signifies a vertical lifeless city and symbols that signify existence such as trees, birds, and fishes. The artist has tried to draw the attention of the people to how concrete development is continuing without understanding the importance of eco-system and our dependence on nature. Unconventional in its medium, the works are strong in their message given the raw material that has been used in their structure. The other sections of the exhibition are a commentary on the hazards of pollution, the damage to monuments, water bodies, habitat and the co-existence of nature with man-made structures. Old bamboo structures, pedestals from previous shows, etc. have been used in their display to draw attention to reuse and recycle.
by The Associated Press Posted Sep 9, 2016 1:37 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 9, 2016 at 2:27 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ADAMSTOWN, Pa. – A Pennsylvania company that produces a style of hats made famous by actor Samuel L. Jackson and rappers has moved its hat-making machines from China to Lancaster County.The Reading Eagle (http://bit.ly/2cd0MEB ) reports that Bollman Hat Co. recently began production of Kangol hats after moving its specialized knitting machines to Adamstown.The company raised more than $100,000 during a Kickstarter fundraising campaign last year that featured a video in which Jackson appeared, wearing a T-shirt that said: “Motherfunder.”It also received about $160,000 in state grants and tax credits in August. Chief executive Don Rongione says the cost of buying, shipping and setting up the machines was more than $1 million.The company now has 85 knitting machines, with 10 that are operating.___Information from: Reading Eagle, http://www.readingeagle.com/ Kangol manufacturer brings hat-making machines back to US