A Celebration of Arts & Culture at the Smithsonian

August 29, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post News Service


LOS ANGELES: The arts, culture, community spirit, and pride were on display at a recent gathering in The Sikh Heritage Gallery at the National Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Institution (SI) in Washington, D.C. The occasion was the installation of three original drawings of famous Sikh historic shrines and pilgrimage centers in India: Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, Sri Bangla Sahib, New Delhi, Sri Keshgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib by India-born, Indiana artist Kanwal Prakash "KP" Singh at the Gallery.

The present exhibit at The Sikh Heritage Gallery titled, "Sikhs ~ Legacy of the Punjab" has been a major attraction, and for millions of visitors a first introduction to Sikh faith, cultural heritage, and contemporary creativity for the last three and a half years. The three KP Singh drawings installed at The Gallery entrance lead the viewer on a journey of a young faith, its history, and spirit.

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