BREAKING BARRIERS : this concept is the brainchild of Gallery Art & Soul, and is a fund raising initiative in support of 2 NGOs -PASSAGES and KHELSHALA; both working against odds to change and impact the lives of others. Though diverse in their objectives, these organisations are perfectly aligned in their intent.
PASSAGES, was born for the guidance, education & support of women and has been striving since 20 years to serve the under privileged women affected by Breast Cancer, both financially and emotionally.
The funds raised are used very judiciously and closely monitored by the core group and founder directors : Kaya Shewakramani, Valerie Singhvi and Tarana Khubchandani.
Drugs like Tamoxifen and Letrozole (hormonal treatment for a duration of 5 years) are distributed by a PASSAGES employee and volunteer every 2 weeks. Emotional counseling needs for patients are met through a dedicated telephone Helpline :
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PASSAGES hopes to reach out to many more patients through larger community screening programs, on a consistent and structured basis.
KHELSHALA, on the other hand, provides opportunities to raise awareness on the role of sports in the life of a young individual in the most formative and impressionable years of his life.
It is an inspiring story about Satinder Bajwa, who believed that sports like squash and tennis should not be relegated only to the elite and has strived to change that equation, investing his own time, money and energy since 2009.
This institute now provides sports, yoga, nutrition in a holistic manner to 80 children who have been pulled in off the roads and onto the courts.
With our joint fund raising efforts we hope to be able to support 250/300 children at the Centre.
There is a symbiosis and a collaboration of energies and both PASSAGES and KHELSHALA hope to meet their financial objectives through the sale of this outstanding collection of 50 handpainted horsehead sculptures.
Designed and produced by Arzan Khambatta these Fibreglass sculptures have been painted by leading artists to make a phenomenal collection.
Gallery Art & Soul is indebted to our artists, who have gone above and beyond to put this collection together in a short time.
A big THANK YOU to :
Arzan Khambatta, Brinda Miller, Sujata Bajaj, Paresh Maity, Jayasri Burman, Jaideep Mehrotra, Subhash Awchat, Seema Kohli, Ajay De, Manu Parekh, Madhvi Parekh, Rithika Merchant, Shuvaprasanna, , Vinita Karim, Sanjeev Sonpimpare, Heeral Trivedi, Jaya Lamba, Puja Kshatriya, Nayanaa Kanodia, Nandita Choudhary, Anjana Mehra, Jenny Bhatt, Kiyomi Talaulicar, Dileep Sharma, Anu Malhotra, Vilas Shinde,Jinsook Shinde & Gurcharan Singh.
We have one exceptional work that is the show stopper of the evening.
Celebrated Paris based artist Sujata Bajaj flew into Bombay to work on a 8 foot horse sculpture, designed by Arzan Khambatta. The most unusual aspect is that she was joined by her daughter, Helena Bajaj Larsen, right off the ramps of New York Fashion Week, where she showcased her latest designer collection.
Helena and Sujata have never worked together over a week on this sculpture and the resultant artwork is exquisite; powerful, vibrant and stunning as the mother daughter duo breathed life into it !
Gallery Art & Soul was started in 2003, with a clear mandate to raise funds and social awareness through the medium of art. Widely acknowledged as a highly active and accomplished Gallery entity working with some of India’s most celebrated artists, the core objective of making a difference to Society through art consciousness remains undiluted.
Breaking Barriers brings together 3 individual organizations together as a cohesive whole.