Hive, the fine arts society of Lady Shri Ram College, engages in a range of arts and crafts. Our past activities have handled diverse media and most artists at Hive experiment with different kinds of artistic traditions. For us, art is not just about what is on the surface, but also about what inspires us as social beings. To express this, Hive has held exhibitions of its own within LSR for a several important occasions, especially over the last two years.
Senior Coordinator: Kanishka
Junior Coordinators: Srishti Behki, Sugandha Rao
Staff Advisors: Mr. Jonathan Varghese, Dr. Madhu Grover, Ms. Rachna Sharma
On Orientation Day, Hive welcomed the freshers with a rangoli. On the occasion of Teachers Day the first exhibition of the session was a tile painting exhibition titled ‘Eccentricities’. A freshers’ art and craft competition was organized on the themes ‘Light and Shadow’ and ‘Best out of Waste’ that helped the new members to demonstrate their creative skills and ideas.
A wire workshop for the members was organized. The society members also visited the National Arts Museum. In the month of October, a three day art event – ‘Dharohar’ was organized to bring awareness about the various Indian art forms. The event entailed an Indian Art exhibition with artwork prepared on canvasses and bottles by members on various art forms likeWarli, Patthachitra, Pichhvai, Mughal and Rajput miniatures and many more. Open workshops on Madhubani art form and Paper Mache were organized during the event. A talk on Miniature painting by Mr. Jai Prakash concluded the event.
Hive in collaboration with the Inshorts Inclusives Program presented ‘Nyasta’ which was a series of ten traditional art forms of India displayed on the application of Inshorts. During the NSS Diwali Mela – ‘Noor’, a craft workshop was organized for the students of NGOs and an exhibition was displayed in college. A stall at the mela showcased the hand made products prepared by members. The annual college festival- Tarang gave the opportunity to display their hard work through an installation titled ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’, based on the theme of Alice in Wonderland. It showed life size characters of the book beautifully sculpted by the society members.
Hive held a variety of art competitions such as ‘Painbrella’ – Umbrella Decoration Competition, ‘Beat It’ – Music Interpretation Competition and ‘Copy Cat’ – Still life Sketching competition during the three days of Tarang. The ‘Panchtatva’ – Online Doodling Competition was a highlight and witnessed wide participation from different colleges and universities in and outside Delhi. In March, a session on ‘Introduction to Art Therapy’ was organized, creating awareness on the use of art as a medium of therapy.