October issue 2010
Art to the Rescue
With everyone doing their bit to raise awareness and money for flood affectees, one must also acknowledge the efforts of our country’s flourishing and, might I add, generous artistic citizens. In September, Photo Club of Karachi (PCK) organised a charity exhibition to sell the specially donated works of renowned and amateur Pakistani artists and photographers such as Amean J, Kohi Marri and Danish Khan. The exhibition was held from September 3-5, at Commune Artist Colony. Owner Yousuf Bashir Qureshi generously loaned the gallery free of cost, and to encourage the spirit of donation, the entry fee was in the form of packaged food and grocery items rather than money.
Many people turned up at the event to view the range of artwork on display. The images varied from landscapes to people to wildlife. However, not much money was made from the sales. For those who weren’t interested in purchasing the artwork, there were also a variety of printed cotton t-shirts by brands Daku and Gullak on sale at the event.
‘Art for Relief’ is going to be an on-going effort to raise money by PCK as they hope to display the work at different galleries and in different cities of Pakistan over the next few months.