Lahore: The six-day-long exhibition titled” The Balochistan Sphinx” Miniature Sculpture by famous Ayesha Arshad Shahnawaz kicked off here on Saturday at Alhamra Museum, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.
Shafqat Mehmood, Federal Minister for Federal Education, Professional Training, Federal Minister for National History and Literary Heritage, inaugurated the show.
On the occasion, Federal Minister Shafqat Mehmood congratulated Ayesha Shahnawaz for her successful show. Shafqat said that all the provinces of Pakistan have the same importance.
He further said that the exhibition of this magnificent historical heritage of Balochistan in Punjab is a commendable effort by the Artist to create an atmosphere of harmony between the provinces.
The PTI government values this country’s historical heritage and plays its best role in taking the necessary steps for its projection. Hence, promotion and restoration, he added.
Executive Director Lahore Arts Council Farhat Jabeen praised Ayesha Shahnawaz for putting on display brilliant work.
Jabeen stated that artists are extraordinary human beings who portray an accurate picture of society through their artistic skills. Such events are a must to highlight the country’s soft image around the globe, she added.
Ayesha Shahnawaz said I am thrilled to display my work at Alhamra Art Museum first time. Talking about her work, she said that I present a miniature representation of the Baluchistan Sphinx in all its imposing glory in sculptural form.
Making this Sculpture was a matter of urgency because Balochistan is an asset of our country, which has been neglected to date. At the same time, this region is unique in every respect.
She stated that after the exhibition here for six days, it would be sent to Balochistan, where it will be installed.
Shahnawaz expressed that the exhibition’s primary purpose is to acquaint the people living in Lahore, Punjab, with this glorious national heritage.
This initiative would strengthen national harmony and create a soft image around the world.
People from different walks of life attended the exhibition and appreciated the efforts of the Artist. The show will continue till the 19th to 24th of June 2021.