International Sculptors’ Workshop at Galkot
Sculptors from India, China, Japan, Israel, Ukraine Italy, France, Canada, and Brazil have arrived in Nepal for International Sculptors’ Workshop. It will commence at Teuwa of historical place Galkot from today and will conclude on March 4.
Jun Ichiro Sugimoto from Japan, Liu Yang from China, Bitino Franceni from Italy, Javiers Gonzalez from France, Taw Lin Li Len from Taiwan, Julie Glaspie from Canada, Tutu Patnaik from India, Tanya Preminger from Israel, George Luiz from Brazil and Ludmel from Ukraine have arrived here. Nepali sculptors Prabin Kumar Shrestha, Om Khatri, Rajan Kafle, Buddha Chaudhari and Raju Pithakote will join them.
Baglung Municipality Mayor Janak Raj Poudel, representatives of Kalika Bhagawati Guthi Management Committee, district administration and locals welcomed the sculptors at Kalika temple premises.
“They will carve out statues on historical and cultural themes,” said Capt Purna Bahadur Rana, President of Galkot Art Academy. “They will also make sculptures related to fine arts and human sentiment. To assist them in shaping, there are boulders weighing from 5-10 tonnes. Dozers will turn and move those boulders,” he added.
The artists have already chosen themes for their sculptures. They will chisel out sculptures staying at Teuwa for 2 weeks with their national flag beside the rock.
Later, the venue would be developed into a rock garden with those stone sculptures prepared by them. Teuwa will be an attractive place for retreat for visitors as it is close to the trekking route to Ghumte.