Smt. Sheila Dikshit inaugurates Sudha Pillai’s Art Show - “Avril II – Joy of Living”

Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi inaugurated, today, the solo art show of Ms. Sudha Pillai (Member-Secretary of the Planning Commission, GOI) at a glittering event, at 26, Prithviraj Road.
April 6, 2011 - PRLog -- The art show was organized at the residence of Kamal Meattle, CEO, Paharpur Business Centre (PBC) by PBC Art Gallery, a non-profit vertical of PBC.

The occasion was graced by the presence of eminent dignitaries like Kapila Vatsyayan - Rajya Sabha MP & a leading Indian Scholar of Arts, Arpana Caur- Distinguished Contemporary Indian Painter, H.E. Mr. Jérôme Bonnafont- Ambassador, Embassy of France, Keshav Malik - an eminent Indian Poet, Arts Scholar & Curator, and Alka Pande - Art Consultant & Curator. Apart from these, many other prominent VIP’S, Ambassadors and art connoisseurs were also present to appreciate Ms. Pillai’s artworks.

During the occasion, Ms. Pillai said, “When I start painting, I do not have anything in mind.  The painting takes shape as I draw.” According to her, painting reaches deep into the psyche - even subliminal thoughts one may not be aware of find ready expression with a brush.

She feels while she has chosen subjects that are of direct concern and relevance to her, she is well aware of the fact that “painting has to be distilled through a lot of motifs.  It cannot be direct, otherwise it becomes propaganda.  There should be certain amount of ambiguity in it.”

Talking about her latest compositions, she said her paintings celebrate life in its infinite manifestations and in creation and creativity.

Many art connoisseurs felt her sketches and paintings automatically draw the onlooker to a contemplation of nature and the various colours and forms that help celebrate life.
“I would like to continue to paint, grow in my paintings and grow through them”, Ms. Sudha Pillai.

Mr. Meattle, while looking at the artworks, remarked, "Sudha Pillai's works are great value for money.
Besides, it will be money well spent as 1/3 of the sale proceeds will go to support Al Gore's - The Climate Project - India, for supporting Delhi Government's initiative in taking the Climate message to 5,000 schools in Delhi covering 1 million children in the next few months. It was the children that said No to Crackers at Diwali and we hope that this program will make a difference and bring change to Delhi."

The artworks will be on display from April 4 – April 10, 2011, time: 9 am – 6 pm, at PBC Art Gallery, Paharpur Business Centre, Nehru Place Greens, New Delhi – 110 019.

Sponsors for the Art Show were Dabur, Bisleri, Max Healthcare, Cafe Buddy's, ConferenceSpa, CuisineArt, GreenSpaces and SpringClean.

About Paharpur Business Centre and PBC Art Gallery

Paharpur Business Centre is a state-of-the-art, environmentally attractive one-stop-shop for multinational companies planning a foray into the Indian Market. It offers "Instant Office" solutions on a plug and play basis with dedicated parking facilities and a suite of 28 support services. It is situated in one of the largest business districts of South Delhi - Nehru Place Greens, New Delhi, India.

It has recently become the first office building in India to be certified USGBC LEED Platinum under the category, ‘Existing Buildings (Operations & Maintenance). It is also BEE 5-star rated building.

PBC's management has revolutionized the serviced office concept by undertaking several endeavors to improve its Indoor Air Quality. Since 1996, the building's indoor air quality has been maintained to conform to the standards laid down by the American Society for Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The company is committed to the United Nations Global Compact, which addresses issues such as Human Rights, Labor Rights and Environment Protection, among others.

Another CSR initiative of the company is the PBC Art Gallery - Art for a green cause, a part of the sales proceeds go towards the improvement of the local environment.

Our most significant future project is 'GreenSpaces™' - a notified SEZ, to be ready in December 2013. This World's most energy efficient building of its size is proposed to be also built as a USGBC LEED Platinum, Teri Griha 5 star and a 5 star BEE rated building. It is a CDM project and an APP reference Flagship Project.

For further information contact: Salma Firoza Khanam    @ 9999834917/

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Paharpur Business Centre offers ready-to-move-in serviced office solutions with flexible terms ranging from a day, a month or longer. It is an eco-friendly facility with state-of-the-art IT solutions, and the only retrofit green building in Delhi, India.
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