RAWALPINDI – A group painting exhibition titled “Psychedelic Spring” by Nabeela Rashid and Madiha Saeed opened at the Art Gallery of the Rawalpindi Art Council (RAC) on Monday.

PML-N Senator Begum Najma Hameed and MNA Tahira Orangzeb flanked by Naheed Manzoor inaugurated the exhibition.

Feminine experience and expression of the spring season is clearly visible in every painting shown in the exhibition and the color scheme used in them. Soft images of nature and human figures, and bright colors are distinctive features of paintings by Nabeela Rashid and Madiha Saeed who have used medium of watercolor, pencil work, charcoal and oil.

The paintings exhibition attracted a large gathering, besides art students of the RAC. Speaking on the occasion, Senator Najma Hameed said the RAC has become the hub of art and cultural activities in the region and that she always takes pride in arriving here to attend the functions. She said colors in paintings displayed here depict spring season that has already set in and spread around. MNA Tahira Orangzeb said tolerance can be promoted in the society by holding art activities related functions.

Naheed Manzoor, addressing the gathering, said the RAC equally encourages new talent and experienced artists, and the group exhibition by Nabeela Rashid and Madiha Saeed, both students of RAC art classes, is an effort towards this effect. She said major focus of the paintings displayed at the exhibition is bright colors of spring.