Meet The Artist: Mrs. Pano Das
I am Pano Das, a resident of Ward No.11 of Janakpurdham city. I got married at the age of 13 and started living in Janakpurdham. My husband and myself have lived together with our two daughters and one son and my parents-in-law (altogether seven) in a joint family. Our family's financial condition was not good. For making a living, we raised cattle such as cows and goats. While doing this animal husbandry, I was keenly looking for a salaried job. In 1994, I was selected for a job, through an interview, of making Mithila paintings at the Janakpur Women Development Centre. Although this is not a high-income job, I enjoy working with other sisters (workers) working there in a friendly environment. I had also got a chance to visit Kathmandu also for making children's painting. We had also got opportunities to meet with Ambassadors and diplomats of other countries when they visited our Centre. The earnings from my job helped my children's education as well. For about 27 years, I have been making Mithila paintings which represent Mithila culture and daily life of Mithila people.
It’s my great pleasure to participate at Mithila Festival USA 2021 exhibition entitled “Art for SDGs; the Mithila Heritage” organized by Mithila Center, USA going to be held on April 14-17, 2021.
I would like to thank you Mithila Center, USA for this wonderful opportunity to show case my art at such important event. I truly believe that, Mithila Festival USA and art exhibition would not only support and promote artist but also help to preserve and promote Mithila culture heritage globally.
To promote social entrepreneurship and support artist, live auction will be also held followed by my solo exhibition and so requesting everyone to participate and support.
Solo Exhibition & Art Auction Date: April 15, 2021 (7.30pm-9.30pm)
Zoom ID: 326 172 7262
For more info, please visit www.mithilacenter.org