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Art of the Week (Series 5) – Oil on Canvas – Ninaada by K. Manoranjini Rao – S Cube Art Gallery – Aug 2021
August 28 - September 4
Art of the Week (Series 5)
Oil on Canvas – Ninaada by K. Manoranjini Rao
From 28th Aug to 4 Sep 2021
S Cube Art Gallery
Kodialguthu Center for Art & Culture,
G. G. Road,
Smt. K Manoranjini Rao is a senior and versatile artist and a retired art teacher who has carved a nichefor herself in the artistic world while also nurturing budding talents.
Born on 04-06-1960, Manoranjini Rao is the daughter of late Sri. K Dinaker Rao and Smt. Saraswathi.After her SSLC education, she pursued art education at Dakshina Kannada’s art school- MahalasaSchool of Arts in Mangaluru founded by Sri. T Taranath Pai. She completed her course there under PPurushotham Karanth.
With his able guidance, she successfully trained hundreds of students during her career as a drawingteacher. She served her alma mater – Mahalasa School of Arts as its Principal and as a drawing teacherat Kendriya Vidyalaya Panambur, Poorna Prajna English Medium School, Aldur, Chikkamagaluru, andat the Hindu Vidyadayini School and retired from service on 30.06.2020 with a sense of greatsatisfaction.
She is the founder of Kalabharathi School of Arts at Bejai where several students could getscholarships under C.C.R.T.
As a member of Karavali Chitrakala Chavadi (R), she hasparticipated in several drawing workshops and PaintingExhibitions.
Several awards too have come her way including first place inthe drawing contest for teachers conducted by the DKEducation Department. She is also the recipient of ChiguruAward, Chitrakala Ratna Award, Kalashree Award.
Felicitation on the occasion of Dr Sarwappalli Radhakrishnan’sbirthday and Teachers day by Dakshina Kannada ZillaPanchayat and Department of Public Education, Governmentof
Kalanidhi Award – 2020 presented by DK district Art Teachers Educational Committee and Dk districtArt teachers association.
Letter of Appreciation presented by District Consumer’s Association and District Consumer’sInformation Center, Dakshina Kannada.
K. Manoranjini Rao is married to Sri Hari Upadhyaya who has been a great source of encouragement toher. Manoranjini Rao has also the immense satisfaction of founding the “Varna Sinchana PermanentArt Gallery” with the help of art patrons and all members of the Vidyadayinee High School tocommemorate its Platinum Jubilee.
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