Meet The Artist: Mrs. Sudhira Karn
At first, I was lucky. My parents could afford to send me to school. But unfortunately, in eighth grade my father became ill. Then we did not have the money for school anymore.
I was already 25 when my parents arranged my marriage. For this they paid 75,000 rupees. My husband and I met only after the marriage. When my husband died a few years later, my life became difficult. I did not have any money and I did not want to stay at the house of my in-laws since they were uneducated. I wanted my son to study. So, I moved back to my parents’ house and started to work at the JWDC. Because I work in the Center, I can also support my family. I decide by myself what to use the money for. So, I have gained a lot of independence and my son is studying. After the death of my husband, I felt so hopeless. My colleagues here helped me and I also found many new friends.
When I was young, I learned painting from my grandmother and mother. They used to paint our house for rituals. My favorite paintings are about gods and goddesses. I especially like to paint the love story of Radha and Krishna and the wedding ceremony of Sita and Rama.
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