P. M. Jain unveils Santi Arts’ Sunday Kala Mela in Association with Kalapeetham, Guntur
19 January 2021: P. M. Jain, a veteran screen printer and Founder-Chairman of Santi Arts Group, Guntur, organized Santi Arts’ Sunday Kala Mela in Association with Kalapeetham, Guntur on 10th January 2021. The inaugural ceremony was graced by Maddali Giridhar, MLA Guntur West; Mohammed Mustafa, MLA Guntur East; S. M. Ziauddin, Chairman, A. P. State Minorities Corporation; Arunachalam Manickvel, Chairman, Bharati Consumer Care products; L. Rathaiah, Chairman, Vignan Educational Institutions graced the occasion. Vijay Kumar and Usman Khan, senior artists from Guntur were felicitated by the Guests.
Santi Arts have displayed the world-class paintings and art prints on the main road of 4th lane at Arundelpet in Guntur. Various other artists from various places of A.P also have displayed their artworks during the Mela. “Santi Art Gallery has more than 1,000 variety of the Art Prints that are reproductions of Ravi Varma, Bapu, Kalamkari, Tanjore, Oriya and Rajasthani styles and original oil paintings of renowned artists from our Area were also on display. It was a feast for the eyes of the art lovers who watched this Kalamela,” says P. M. Jain.
Jain announced that during this Kalamela, all the art prints and canvas prints will be sold at very special discounts up to 100% with their scheme of “Throw the Dice”.
Art lovers and Budding Artists have requested the organizers to conduct the Kala Mela every Sunday.
P. M. Jain, being a born artist, inherited the skill from my ancestors, and also developed a passion for art. “Though my father was a leading tobacco merchant in Guntur, I decided to pursue my career in the art with an investment of Rs.25 borrowed from my mother, I started my small signboard shop in 1960, at the age of 17 and within 5 years, due to my talent and hard work, I became the leading signboard painter in Guntur. As a person with self-motivation and innovative to learn new things and being little bit educated, I bought few foreign screen printing books from J. V. Navalakhi & Co, an art books dealer in Mumbai and started experimenting and finally started my screen printing career in 1965,” says P. M. Jain.