LAHORE - A painting exhibition featuring artworks of 32 artists from all over the country kicked off yesterday at Coopera Art Gallery.

After inaugurating the exhibition, National College of Arts (NCA) Principal Prof Dr Murtaza Jafri said that the young artists of Pakistan have tremendous talent and these kinds of platforms provide them an opportunity to exhibit their talent.

“Such events always help and promote arts and culture among younger generations,” he added.

The gallery organised the show in collaboration with Jojo group, with an objective to commemorate and celebrate art activities. “It provides an opportunity to the art lovers and students to see the variety of artworks under one roof,” Muhammad Javed, the owner of Coopeara Art Gallery, told The Nation.

A large number of students of different universities and people from all walks of life visited the exhibition on the opening day of the exhibition. Around 70 artworks of painters were on display at the group show.

The artists, who displayed their artworks at the exhibition, included: Saeed Akhter, Ejaz Anwar, Muhammad Javed, Sumaira Amin, Bina Ali, Nida Amer, Asad Farooqi, Mehboob Ali, Ahmad Naeem, Munawar Mohiuddin, Uzma Rabani, Salman Soofi, Madiha Riaz and others.

Painter Ejaz Anwar said that different schools of thoughts were exhibited here under one roof. “This was good omen as through these events, we can exchange ideas and learn from each other,” he said while talking to The Nation.

The exhibition will continue till March 22.