Arts for India New York event to support underprivileged Indian artists

Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Arts for India, a charity established to support to get educated in the field of art and design, is holding ‘INDIXIA’ from Sep 17 to 23 in New York City.

Celebrating art, fashion and cinema, INDIXIA will feature a cinema forum on Sep 21 at the Core Club and an art and fashion exhibition on Sep 23 at Bonhams, a media release said.

Calling it an exciting initiative to support a vital cultural and social impact programme, the release said, “Unique in its focus, INDIXIA rests on an alliance between international supporters from the fields of fine art, design, fashion, cinema, and philanthropy.”

Educational partnerships and support include: the Princes Drawing School in London, HRH Prince of Wales, London School of Arts, and the Zurich University of the Arts.

The art and fashion exhibition will feature special works donated by international artists, including Oriano Galloni, Ron Ferri, George Lewis, Todd James, Angelo Bellobono, Hector Bitar, Alessia Reggiani, George Spencer, and Cherry Fischer.

It will also have international designer and IIFA student collaborations, to create one of a kind pieces for auction.

Brands include Uniqlo, Edmundo Castillo, Stubbs and Wootton, Azada, Jeffrey Rudes, Mialika, Fiorentini & Baker, and Royal Stag for auction hosted by Bonhams on Sep 23.

The cinema forum will feature an international film panel including Ashok Amritraj, CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment hosted by the Core Club.

Expanding on the success of London- Indian Art Week, now in its second year, the New York launch furthers the support of the Arts For India scholarship programme.

It enables student artist to attend a 4-year degree programme at the International Institute of Fine Arts (IIFA) in Delhi.

“This programme is vital, because it provides underprivileged students with access to education, and an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty,” the release said.

“For many young women this offers an escape from issues of gender inequality and arranged marriage,” it said.

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