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Kala the Art showcases 180 young artists and supports community cause


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Atlanta, GA, May 5, 2024: Cumming based Kala the Art recently hosted an impressive showcase of its students’ works at Fowler Park in Cumming, Georgia. Founded by Kathyayini Pinnika, Kala the Art has consistently highlighted the creative works of children over the years. This year’s exhibition featured artwork from 180 participants aged 5 to 16, based on the theme “Inspiration from On-Screen or Books.”

The young artists were encouraged to draw and paint scenes inspired by their favorite movies, shows, heroes, villains, or books, allowing them to expand their creativity and artistic knowledge. The event drew over 400 visitors who came to admire the children’s artwork and learn more about the world of art.

In a notable community effort, the students raised money for Jesse’s House, an organization dedicated to helping adolescent girls who have experienced abuse or neglect. The event not only showcased artistic talent but also fostered a spirit of giving and support within the community.

Youth speaker Tony Liu, a current student at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), addressed the audience, discussing the future of art and potential career pathways for young artists.

Veena Rao, founder and editor-in-chief of NRI Pulse, recognized and appreciated the children’s artwork, and spoke about the power of art. “Art is a way to express complex emotions, thoughts, and experiences for which mere words are not enough. It helps us connect at a deeper level. At the same time, it tells us so much about our culture, where we have come from, and where we are now,” she said, adding that art is also a great medium to spark conversations about important social, political, and environmental issues.

The event was made possible by the generous support of sponsors, including Satish Musunuri from Krishna Villas, Shyam Mallavarapu from LandMark Realty, Neelima Gaddamanugu from Nataraja Natyanjali, Pushyami Lanka from Kuchipudi Nrityalaya, Sai Sindhe from Friends’ Financials, Preethi Reddy from Keerthi Reddy an Abode of Fashion, and Suresh Peddi from LogicLoops, among others. The dedication of numerous student and parent volunteers also played a vital role in facilitating the event.

Thanks to the combined efforts of the students, sponsors, and families, Kala the Art’s annual showcase was a resounding success, celebrating young talent and supporting a worthy cause.

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