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12:00 AM, April 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 19, 2019

Cosmos to hold open studio tomorrow

Gallery Cosmos is going to organise an open studio with a group art exhibition titled 'Line of Ages' at Cosmos Atelier 71 printmaking studio in Malibagh, Dhaka. The exhibition is based on the outcome of the four-day special print workshop recently conducted by promising Japanese print-artist Toshihiko Ikeda.

The inaugural ceremony will take place at 5:30 pm on April 20. The exhibition will remain open till 8:30 pm.

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Both prominent and promising artists -- Samarjit Roy Chowdhury, Kalidas Karmakar, Biren Shome, Rokeya Sultana, Nazia Andaleeb Preema, Dr. Hira Sobahan, Nagarbasi Barman, Asharful Hasan, Biswajit Goshwami, Mohammad Rezaul Sadat, Nityananda Gaine, Zahangir Alom, Nevine Sultana, Farzana Rahman Bobby, Sourav Chowdhury, Juton Chandra Roy, Khalequzzaman Shimul, Nayeem Zaman, Kamruzzoha, Rashida Akter, Sakib Salim, Raju Ahmed, Sushmita Das Dewan and Md. Shahed Hossain -- participated in the workshop and exhibition.

Toshihiko Ikeda was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1980. He graduated from Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan in 2003 and obtained his Master's degree from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2005. He served as an assistant teacher at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music from 2005 to 2009 and at the Yokohoma University of Arts from 2010 to 2012. He also served as an academic and lecturer in several art institutes in Japan from 2016 to 2019. Ikeda has held numerous solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. His artwork has been published in many prestigious art publications in Japan and abroad. Currently he is working as a professional artist and educator at Art Village Shirakino, Minamishimabara-shi, Nagasaki, Japan and a part time lecturer at the department of printmaking in Nihon University.

Cosmos Atelier 71 printmaking studio was set up in 2009 and has since made significant contribution toward popularising the medium of printmaking. The studio contains state-of-the-art facilities and it aims to break new grounds by acting as an incubator for the emerging graphic art scene in Bangladesh. To that end, it focuses on encouraging young printmakers to develop their craft and present them with pathways for a future in printmaking.

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