After the grand success of that the ‘carpet of joy’ has been witnessing throught the few months that it has been installed, the installation sculptor and artist, Subodh Kerkar is pleased that his work has conveyed the message intended. The installation created using 1,50,000 discarded plastic bottles to make flowers with an aim to raise awareness about littering and promoting the idea of a litter-free Goa saw many people throng to the venue to have a look at the piece of art.
“We will be removing the Carpet of Joy shortly and as a part of the closing ceremony we have decided to host a music concert at the venue. We are happy with the response we got for the anti-litter message we were conveying. 2000 people have been visiting the place and posting pictures up on social media, thus we feel our message is reaching a wider audience and it has been a successful project. Thus the power of art in spreading a social message has been reached,” says Kerkar.
Thus to commemorate its grand success the Museum of Goa along with the Panchayat of Saligao is organising a “Sounds of Joy” concert as part of the closing event for the eco art exhibition “Carpet of Joy”. The event will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Saligao Circle as a sign of gratitude for the response the Carpet has received. The show aims to take the message further to educate and create awareness about waste disposal, management and recycling.
The performers for the evening will include Elvis Lobo, Vivek Philip, Elvis Rumion, Alistar D’sa, Ranjit Arapurakar, Joanna Fernandes, Varun Carvalho, The Risenation, Shaistah & Roy Menezes and his troop. There will also be a Kathak performance by Aditi Morajkar and dance performance by Shruti Gawas.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to interact with the experts on waste disposal and management, get briefed about what happens once the garbage leaves their homes, and our responsibilities towards our surroundings.
To promote local communities and businesses, several stalls will be set up by the residents of Saligao, selling home cooked food, organic vegetables, and local products. The event space will be a plastic and litter free zone and degradable plates and cups shall be promoted.
(“Sounds of Joy” concert will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Saligao Circle. The event is open to all.)