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“…Earlier during the day, work on the “Rolling Canvas” was started by a group of local artists. More than 200 artists from 18 cities from 12 countries are getting together to paint a 33×5 ft rolling canvas.
As the work on the canvas began here today, over a period of one year it will travel to 12 countries, including China, Pakistan, UK, South Africa, Australia, Switzerland and the US.
The artists of these countries, who will be in touch online, too will contribute to the work of art. Finally, the canvas will be returning to Kashmir after a year and will be displayed on the banks of the Dal Lake, which happens to be the main tourist hub of the summer capital, said Syed Mujtaba Rizvi of the Kashmir Art Quest Group, who is managing the project.
He said their aim was to interpret Kashmir visually, establish an international network of artists and put the Valley on the international tourism map….”
Originally published in Print. Online Version here: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2014/20140415/j&k.htm#20