BHUBANESWAR: Mumbai-based young and acclaimed Oriya artist Birendra Pani has brought cheer for the artists’ community of the State by being invited to present a solo show of his recent works in New York from March 19 to April 26. Acknowledged as one of the finest young and contemporary artists of India, Pani’s exhibition is being hosted jointly by the RL Fine Arts Gallery (RLFAG), New York and New Delhi based well known Gallery Escape at the RLFAG.

Pani has been working towards promotion of art awareness in Orissa. He is the driving force behind city-based Bakul Foundation’s arts programmes.

Besides, he was instrumental in mounting the festival of films on contemporary art, an exhibition of contemporary artists of Orissa and the Bakul Art Fest in the City, said Bakul director Sujit Mohapatra.