Chhaap regularly holds talks, workshops, and outreach programs to spread awareness and create an alternative space for art. Through its activities Chhaap has reached to larger audiences and has played a significant role in using art to bring change in the lives of people. Through its educational and social outreach programs Chhaap has managed to bring change in lives of underprivileged and special kids. We at Chhaap realize our responsibility towards the society and the power of art to bring change. Hence our efforts towards giving back are met with warm response from the locals and the authorities alike.
Chhaap in collaboration with the State Bank of India had organized a Heritage walk in the old city in November 2003. Debashish Nayak from Ahmedabad, who has designed heritage walks in many other cities and countries, had designed this walk. During the walk he pointed out many architectural and town planning high lights of the city. It was called Mandir to Mazjiid. Started from Jagmandir and ended at Jami mazjid near Madvi gate.
Talk started with a slide show in SBI auditorium where Dabashish pointed out how the city was originally planned and developed. Next day during the walk he pointed out a few murals, electric polls and the water system which is unique to Baroda. After a week about 35 people made etching on their experience on walk with technical assistance from Chhaap artists and an exhibition of the same was held.
Monumental Idea in Miniature Book
A travelling show was hosted by Chhaap on 26th January 2009. Prof. Hui-Chu Yung from Akron University had proposed this project of showing 125 miniature format books done by artists from all over the world. Inaugurated by Jyoti Bhatt and was appreciated by Baroda audience as a unique show. Books were done in various material such as paper, clothe, wood, acrylic, metal and laser cut.
On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, CHHAAP started this initiative in association with 25 National Artists with 140 prints displaying throughout the city to promote Printmaking and educate the market about the democratic nature of Art Print market.
Book Gifting and Multi-lingual Poetry reading organized by Penguin Publications in collaboration with CHHAAP. On the completion of 30 years of Penguin Publications, a nation-wide Book reading and Book Gifting drive was organized. It got great response from Book lovers and Poetry lovers alike.
Printmaking Today - The Expanding Horizon
Chhaap Foundation and Graphic Arts Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao institute of Baroda had a one day symposium on 11th December, 2018 that addressed areas and topics related to New Media and its impact on existing Printmaking trends. The key speakers in the symposium were Prof. Nicholas Hill, Director, Frank Museum of Art, Ohio, USA and Arpan Mukherjee, Associate Professor, Kala Bhavan, Viswa Bharati Uniersity. The other speaker was Indrapramit Roy, Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University.
Since its inception Chhaap has been active in organizing talks and lectures of academicians and artists from all across the globe. The Chhaap Foundation has played a key pedagogic role in creating an atmosphere of balance in and around its premises. The Foundation has in the past hosted may talks and lectures of academicians and artists pioneering in their field of work. We at Chhaap encourage public participation during such activities as this helps create awareness amongst individuals coming from different walks of life.
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