Indian High Commissioner to Singapore, Her Excellency Vijay Thakur Singh, to inaugurate Singapore-based artist Alpana Ahuja's two-day art exhibition titled 'Ganpati to Gajah' in support of elephant conservation and animal protection. The opening ceremony on Saturday at 6pm will be followed by a brief talk by co-founders of Wildlife SOS -- Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshamani -- about the chain-free elephant conservation and care centre and the efforts of Wildlife SOS for elephant conservation and welfare.
Singapore is hosting an inspiring art exhibition featuring the collaborative works of a rescued elephant from India, Phoolkali, and Singapore-based, India-born artist, Alpana Ahuja who worked closely for several months with Indian Wildlife Conservation Non-Governmental Organization Wildlife SOS to understand the challenges Indian elephants face in the wild and in captivity. Titled 'Ganpati to Gajah', the exhibition seeks to raise awareness of elephant conservation, and runs on 18th and 19th January 2014 at Madder Moon Gallery on Ann Siang Road.Alpana's collaboration with Phoolkali took place at the recently established Wildlife SOS Chain-Free Elephant Conservation and Care Center. Together, they created a series of unique and stunning images on canvas, a first of its kind in India.
Indian High Commissioner to Singapore, Her Excellency Vijay Thakur Singh has very kindly agreed to open the Art Exhibition at 6 PM on January 18, 2014. This will be followed by a brief talk by the co-founders of Wildlife SOS India - Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshamani, about the chain-free elephant conservation and care centre, and the efforts of Wildlife SOS for elephant conservation and welfare.
Alpana said, "I was moved to tears when I saw the plight of the elephants, but I was filled with hope when I saw the efforts made by NGO Wildlife SOS to heal and protect these elephants. I decided to take the help of art to raise awareness and funds to help the elephants in India. Rescued elephant Phoolkali was my inspiration and I collaborated with her to create these unique colors. Proceeds from the art exhibition go to support the Wildlife SOS Chain-Free Elephant Conservation and Care Center in India.
"Visitors to the art exhibition will have a chance to see the amazing riot of colors created by Phoolkali & Alpana, and an opportunity to buy a unique piece of art while also supporting elephant conservation in India," said Geeta Seshamani, Co founder Wildlife SOS.