Meet The Artist: Mrs. Amrita Dutta
I was married at 13, so I never could finish the important 10th grade exam. My husband was mentally unstable but I was too young to understand the situation. I just saw that I had to support my family.
I had no special skills but I had learned to make kohbar (wedding chamber) paintings and aripan (ritual rice paste designs) and these helped me earn a living. I used to sell paintings at piece rate to different buyers. The situation at my house was so dire that I kept myself awake every night just to finish one painting. Still, I could not cover the expenses of my seven family members. Things changed in 2011 when I joined the Janakpur Women’s Development Center and my income as an artist became stable.
It’s my great pleasure to participate at Mithila Festival USA 2021 exhibition entitled “Art for SDGs; the Mithila Heritage” organized by Mithila Center, USA going to be held on April 14-17, 2021.
I would like to thank you Mithila Center, USA for this wonderful opportunity to show case my art at such important event. I truly believe that, Mithila Festival USA and art exhibition would not only support and promote artist but also help to preserve and promote Mithila culture heritage globally.
To promote social entrepreneurship and support artist, live auction will be also held followed by my solo exhibition and so requesting everyone to participate and support.
Solo Exhibition & Art Auction Date: April 15, 2021 (7.30pm-9.30pm)
Zoom ID: 326 172 7262 Passcode: MFU2021
For more info, please visit www.mithilacenter.org