A one of its kind art gallery ‘Hastakshar’ was launched at the NSCBI Airport, commonly known as the Kolkata Airport, for introducing art in its various forms to the commuters.The Art Gallery was inaugurated by the Airport Director, Shri Atul Dixit in the presence of Smt. Anusheela Chaturvedi Mukherjee, Dy. Chairman, Airlines Operator’s Committee.
The unique project initiated by Airport Authority of India in seeks to bring the vision and talent of artists out of galleries and museums, out to the community at large through the airport terminals.The Art Gallery at the Kolkata Airport is in partnership withHastakshar Art & Craft, an enterprise involved in the recognition and promotion of art amongst people and art collectors and providing a platform to the local and regional artists.
Commenting on the unique endeavour Mr Prashant Sethia, Director, Hastakshar Art & Craft Private Limited said “The initiative shall not only help promote the art of local and regional artists amongst thousands of commuters’ everyday but also acquaint a diverse audience with the latest works of art and upcoming trends in living art”. An amalgamation of traditional and contemporary art will be accessible for display and sale at the Security Hold Area of Departure zone at the Kolkata Airport.
Hastakshar operates art galleries at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport, Guwahati, Goa International Airport and also at premium Hotels like The Park Anusat Vizag, The Westin at Pune and the Vivanta by Taj at Guwahati.