Report by Overseas Tribune
The art exhibition of a Norwegian Artist on Pakistan titled, ““Beauty of Pakistan” which concluded on Sunday in Oslo, the capital of Norway, attracted a number of the people towards appealing nature of Pakistan.
The citizen foundation (TCF) Norway arranged the three-day exhibition of the exclusive paintings of the famous Norwegian painter Tore Hogstvedt with collaboration of Pakistan’s Embassy in Oslo.
The opening of the exhibition was followed by a colourful evening included the classical Pakistani music “Qawali” performed by Hamza Group. Part of the proceeds from the paintings on Pakistan will go to building a school by TCF for underpriviliged children in Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, the Pakistan’s Ambassador to Norway, Ms Riffat Masood appreciated the unique art work of the Norwegian painter. She said, this will help in making better image of Pakistan in Europe specially in Norway. TCF’s director Ms Neelofer Saeed was also present on the occasion.
The visitors to the exhibition were people from different walks of life including foreign diplomats based in Oslo. The pieces of the artist work of the Norwegian painter has highest standard and good quality and its shows different pretty mountains and beautiful natural scenes of the north of Pakistan.
President of the Norwegian Pakistani organization “Dosti” (Friendship) Syed Tariq Shah said, the paintings of the Norwegian artist will highlight the beauty of Pakistan and it will promote a positive message from Pakistan towards the rest of the world.
The naturally made Norwegian artist Hogstvedt started painting at a young age. He is concerned with the light and colors of nature and his work was already represented in France, England, USA, Canada and Taiwan.
TCF Norway was established in 2015, with the ambition of providing more children access to good quality education in developing countries specially Pakistan. The initial goal of the organization for current move of fundraising has been to build a school in Pakistan, and so far the NGO has collected 60% of the funds needed to build the school. The school is currently under construction and will be ready to accept students in April 2018.