The online Art Initiative,’How Green Was My Valley ‘ was conceived as a curatorial initiative by Art History and Visual Arts Department Panjab University Chandigarh , in association with Manasollasa Art, showcasing Art in the times of quarantine and social distancing due to Covid-19 pandemic 2020 , a situation that completely changed our perspective towards life and thus, connected us globally more than we could ever have imagined . It is a time to sit back and recapitulate on how we as humans have hurt nature..Prakriti , whom we address as our Mother in the Indian parlance.
‘How Green Was My Valley ’, has been contextualized and curated by Dr. Tirthankar Bhattacharya, Chairperson to delve into the relevance of Art owing to its therapeutic and visual appeal . The participants are artists , art lovers and art connoisseurs. The Initiative that he undertook while sitting at home received an overwhelming response from colleagues, friends , alumni & students breaking the geographic barriers , making it truly International . 34 entries were received from Chandigarh, Delhi, Assam, Bangalore, Calcutta, Uttarakhand from India and from New Zealand taking the show beyond national boundaries.
Raam Jator & Avin Sharma, PhD Research Scholars helped in coordinating this Initiative which included structuring ideas to designing the attractive online exhibition and collating the art works .