Bhubaneswar: The 1st International Public Art Symposium (IPAS) jointly organised by the Artist Network Promoting Indian Culture (ANPIC), the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Tuesday.
IPAS is the first open air museum waste to art in Odisha. As many as 21 different types of sculptures and installations by national and international artists, made out of waste materials and scraps are on display at the museum, located at Sector-7 in Kalinga Nagar here.
It is noteworthy to mention that the sculpture museum aims at creating awareness amongst people of Odisha about the environment, climate change and reuse of waste materials etc. The artworks which are made mainly from waste material and scrap metal propagate the eco-friendly message.
Focus has been made on alarming issues like global warming, flood, and also protection of our wildlife species specially which are endangered from natural calamities, road kill, hunting, poaching etc. It has also put a spotlight on species like the Odisha Olive Ridley Turtle, Indian/Odisha Elephant, the Indian Rhino, the Nilgiri Tahr, the Bengal Tiger, the Blackbuck, Snow and the Lion-Tailed Macaque to name a few.
The museum will be open for public from 10:00 AM to 04:00 pm everyday.