This horse created by sculptor Niranga (pictured here) trotted off at a cool million (LKR) bucks at yesterday’s 24th edition of Sri Lanka’s world renowned open-air art fair Kala Pola held along Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha in Colombo 07.
This further endorses the raison d’etre of this popular and well-patronised open-air art fest which seeks to empower Sri Lankan artists and provide them with a platform to showcase their work, which in turn morphs into a launch pad for their respective careers.
Kala Pola is presented annually in Colombo (usually on the third or fourth Sunday in January) by The George Keyt Foundation in association with the John Keells Group
High Commissioner of Australia to Sri Lanka H.E. Bryce Hutchesson was Chief Guest at the official opening ceremony with its display of cultural entertainment as art and sculpture were all pervasive in a fun-filled ambiance of music and entertainment.
Since its inception way back in 1993, Kala Pola has drawn inspiration from similar open-air art fairs in Europe, especially the iconic and legendary Montmartre in Paris.
Kala Pola which celebrates its 25th anniversary in January next year, has now evolved into a rich cultural event of its own and is today a long-awaited and not-to-be-missed event in Colombo’s annual cultural calendar. (KdeS)