Finesse, the Fine Arts club of IIM Ahmedabad, in association with the Union Bank of India and Temperature Lounge, organized the “Art Mela”, a repertoire of events and workshops on the 13th and 14th October. As a precursor to the Mela, the club hosted an Online Arts Quiz on its Facebook page, followed by an Acrylic Painting Workshop on 10th and 11th October by Tanishqua Dewani, MA(Fine Arts).
The Mela began with successive workshops – Caricature Workshop by Prof. Sekhar Mukherjee, faculty at National Institute of Design and Calligraphy Workshop by Tanishqua Dewani. The workshops were attended by more than 100 participants from IIM A campus as well as from other campuses like NID. An art exhibition displaying the extraordinary talent of the IIM A community was well appreciated and praised by all the visitors.
A Face Painting competition was also organized on the first day of the Art Mela and it attracted participation from entire IIM A student community- FPM, PGP and PGPX. Prof V.V. Rao, an excellent artist himself, was the judge for the event. On the second day, both the workshops were continued and the event finally concluded with the most awaited competition: Haute Couture – the Fashion Design competition. As many as 11 teams participated in the event. The participants were from not only IIM A student community – FPM, PGP and PGPX, but also participants from different colleges like NID, IIFT and LD Arts College. The competition was judged by Prof Neharika Vohra. With art lovers and enthusiasts flocking to participate and catch a glimpse of the talent on display, the debut edition of the Art Mela was a grand success and was highly praised by faculty, student and staff members of IIM A community.