Diaspora

KP Singh's 47th successive association with Talbott Street Art Fair

June 19, 2017 04:46 PM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS: Founded in 1956 Talbott Street Art Fair is the longest Art Fair in Indiana. Kanwal Prakash Singh, the world renowned artist known for his lines of distinction created a landmark having participated in the Fair for the last 47 running year. KP Singh will also be completing 50 years in America this year. He migrated to USA from India in 1965.

Commenting on his fabulous art work, a visitor gave a crisp comment "Oh! KP this is cool."
Four IUPUI Asian American students Jayanth Kumar, Rahul Jain, Saurabh Kumar and Saran Satsanghi also visited KP"s booth and showed keen interest. KP Singh's distinctive pen and ink drawings of historic architecture and monuments from the Far East, India, Europe, United States and Indiana attempt to capture the spirit and original elegance which inspired the creators of these architectural landmarks.

His efforts are directed toward creating awareness and appreciation of our invaulable architectural heritage.

KP holds Bachelor of Arts degree from Panjab University, Chandigarh, Bachelor of Architecture (honours) and Master of Regional Planing from IIT Kharagpur and Master of City Planning from University of Michigan (USA). He is recipient og Daverman Merit Award in Architecture from University of Michigan.

KP Singh is assisted by his sons Jay and Robbie Singh.

Fair Committee Member Joan Kisner, who is associated with the organizing the "Art Show" said "It started with 23 exhibits and it has now touched 260, More than 40,000 visitors today thronged the venue to see, admire and purchase to art pieces to display in their homes or present gift to the relatives or friends. It is through the booth fees and participation that the organizers are able to keep the fair free to the public and continue their philanthropic endeavors, program grants, scholarship endowments and art show/exhibitions awards.

Monetary awards for Best of Show as well as Best of Medium in all of the following categories:

2D, 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media (other than sculpture), Clay (functional or non‐functional), Fiber (decorative or wearable), Glass, Jewelry Metal (other than sculpture), Photography (standard, or digital, or computer enhanced), Sculpture (any medium) and Wood.
Total monetary awards exceeds $11,000
2016 Awards
2016 Award Winners
2D: SHARON STOLZENBERGER
2DMM: CHRISTINA SMITH
3DMM: JEAN PERKINSON
CLAY: CHRISTINE DAVIS
FIBER: GAYLE SIEBERT
GLASS: CHRIS MCCARTHY
JEWELRY: MARK & WENDY ZOSHKE
METAL: RYAN SLATTERY
PHOTOGRAPHY: JOE VONDERSAAR
SCULPTURE: WAYNE DORN
WOOD: JIM MCGIE
BEST OF SHOW:
NATHAN HUNTER: WOOD.

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