Sanjh – an Art exhibition in support of the flood relief efforts
The Sanjh set (101 cards), now part of my collection, proudly sits on my own desk and keeps reminding me of the University of Gujrat but also tells a story of how artists of Pakistan came forward to share the miseries of fellow countrymen in real need by offering their art work that moved people to buy and contributing to the relief efforts. The inspiring act of Sanjh will go a long way and will be remembered in times to come.
Sanjh team approached Pakistani artists and asked them to contribute their work to help flood 2010 victims. The team then arranged an exhibition that was opened by Ms. Salima Hashmi on September 4, 2010, at Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, and continued to run until September 10, 2010. Sanjh was well attended by visitors from all walks of life, many of whom were particularly excited about buying quality artworks at extremely affordable prices.
Thanks to the contributing artists – the real donors and champions of this entire fund raising effort as they take home nothing except for their own goodwill in return of beautiful creations that they have selflessly donated for the cause along with the time, money and effort to execute them. On behalf of all flood victims, if I may, more thanks to Zahraa Assad, Saifullah and Zahra Mirza of RetroArts, Foaad Nizam of Danka, and Visual Artists, Imran, Sajjad and Usman for what they did [Also here and here].