A Regional Art Exhibition titled `From Takht Bhai to Potohar’,opened Tuesday (Aug 22) here at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).The exhibition is a prelude to the 9th National Art Exhibition that would be arranged after 14 years.As many as 126 artists of different genre will be outing upover 300 exhibits including painting in all medium, miniatures, reliefs, murals, sculptures, installations, digital and graphicprints, photographs and wooden pieces said a press release issued here.The participating artists of the regional art exhibition `From Takht Bhai to Potohar’ belong to the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,and the Potohar region from Jehlum and attock to Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

The PNCA Director General Syed Jamal Shah said, “The art lovers will find a large spectrum of creative flair to sooth the aesthetics of every mood. The exhibition is a blend of oriental, contemporary, and experimental work by a large number of seniors and young artists. A jury of senior artists will select the art pieces for the grand show – the 9th National Art Exhibition that would be launched at the National Art Gallery in Islamabad, and later would be shown in all major towns of the country.”He said all the regional exhibitions being arranged countrywide are the initial screening process to select the exhibits for the 9th National Art Exhibition so that the final show should a representative one showcasing the best in different genre.This time the best art would be selected by the renowned artists, not by the PNCA team.

He hoped that these regional exhibitions would bring forth realistically the historic content with reference to land and the people of Pakistan.