INDIANAPOLIS, SEPT 7 : A long-time (46 years) exhibitor at the Penrod Arts Fair and a passionate advocate for the arts and culture in Indiana, Kanwal Prakash Singh, was inducted as an Honorary Member of the Penrod Society at a gala Celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Penrod Arts Fair.
Indianapolis Museum of Art Chief Executive Officer Dr. Charles Venable was also inducted as an Honorary Penrod Society Member. Many founding members and visionary supporters of the Penrod Society were among the 300 present at the occasion. At this landmark occasion, a KP Singh composite drawing of The Penrod Arts Fair: “Afternoon at Oldfields” was presented to the attending guests.
From the first Penrod Arts Fair at Oldfields on September 9, 1967, to the 50th annual Penrod Arts Fair to be held on September 10, 2016 (9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m), on what are now the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Penrod Society has cultivated a deep camaraderie and brotherhood among a diverse group of professionals who have, at all times for nearly 50 years, remained committed to supporting the arts, cultural, and educational activities and institutions in Central Indiana. To be shared among the members of The Penrod Society, this print celebrates the unique and lasting spirit of service and friendship brought to life by 22 like-minded young men in February 1967 to stimulate “the cultural and civic development of Indianapolis.” The 50th Penrod Arts Fair is a designated Indiana Bicentennial Commission Legacy Project.
KP SINGH: ARTWORK, SPIRIT, ADVOCACY
For the 46th time this year, KP is honored to exhibit his artwork – drawings and prints of architectural landmarks in Indiana, across USA, and from around the world – in the Penrod Arts Fair – one of the amazing outdoor showcases of the arts and culture in Nation – on the beautiful grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis. This family-friendly Arts Fair attracts 250 artists, many performers and cultural groups that greatly enhance the life and spirit of Central Indiana. The Arts Fair is attended by over 25,000 art patrons.
Kanwal Prakash (KP) Singh, an architectural artist, published author, public speaker, and an active interfaith leader in Indiana, has been a resident of Indiana since 1967. Born in India, KP came to the United States in 1965 for higher studies. KP was educated at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and at The University of Michigan with degrees in Liberal Arts, Architecture, and City Planning.
KP has been a tireless advocate and supporter of historic preservation, cultural diversity, and the importance of arts in our cities as a resource and asset that greatly enriches the community fabric and spirit. KP has celebrated outstanding architectural heritage- historic landmarks in Indiana, around the USA, and other countries in his finely executed pen and ink drawings with colored pencils. KP’s artwork today is in hundreds of private and public collections around the USA and abroad.