INDIANAPOLIS, JUNE 8 : The two-day Talbot Street Art Fair 2013 began this morning with a large number of visitors thronging the venue located at 16th and Talbott-20th and Talbott between Pennsylvania and Delaware here. Artists from various places displayed their unique creations for exhibits and sale.
Displays in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, photography, sculpture, wood, 2-D, 2-D Mixed Media and 3-D Mixed Media were attractive and fascinating. It is considered one of the best fairs in the nation since 1956.
Kanwar Prakash Singh is participating in the Talbot Street Art Fair for the last 43 successive years. Winner of the prestigious 1965 Daverman Merit Award in Architecture, University of Michigan, Mr Singh who has done his Master of Regional Planning from IIT Kharagpur in 1964, feels proud of his long association with the Talbot Street Art Fair.
Men’s creative genius is reflected in his architecture. Architecture is not just a skeleton, an envelope of space or a physical enclosure, but also an embodiment of the spirit, philosophy and inspirations which have cherished through the ages.
Mr Singh’s book The Art and Spirit of KP Singh — Selected Drawings and Writings—reveals the depth of his insights and his respect for diversity in all areas. Mr Singh’s distinctive pen and ink drawings of historic architecture and monuments from the Far East, India, Europe, the USA and Indiana attempt to reflect the spirit and original elegance which inspired the designs of these landmarks.”The Talbot Street Art Fair provided an opportunity for me to successfully send my creations and arts the world over,” said Indian born Mr Singh.
His art-work is often used in fund raising and to heighten public awareness of our architecture and community institutions.
Settled in Indianapolis since 1967, Mr Singh’s three artworks — drawings of cultural landmarks and historical buildings – hang in the Sikh Heritage Gallery at the Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian in Washington DC.
Mr Singh strongly advocates for historic preservation, cultural diversity, importance of art to life
and the human spirit. Founding member of the International Centre for Indianapolis, Mr Singh considers community service as a major commitment of his Sikh faith as well as a civic responsibility.
Gopal Kapoor’s stall figures in the jewelry section. Weaving eye-pleasing patterns with Mehandi (henna) on hands, arms, feet, legs and other parts of the body is exhibited are exhibited in one stall.
Last year’s winners were: Tom and Jeff Unzicker – Best of Show (clay). Jim Wilshire –2D. Maria Pfropper – 2D Mixed Media. Charla Steele – 3D Mixed Media. John and Dar Bauman – Clay. Heaven McCaulley –Fiber. Jack Pine—Glass. Ryan Rathje- Jewelry. Jeff Mohr—Metal. Daniel Powers – Photography. Steven Meadows — Sculpture and John J Quick –Wood.