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NATA Georgia’s fabulous Art Summer Camp and Exhibition

July 2019
NATA Georgia’s fabulous Art Summer Camp and Exhibition


(Left) Artist Sri Vijay Kumar was thanked by Bala Indurti Reddy of the NATA Atlanta Team. (Photo: Nikhil Rachakonda)

The North American Telugu Association’s Georgia chapter held an Art Summer Camp for ages 5 and up, from June 1 to 7, 2019 in Alpharetta, followed by an Exhibition on June 8 at the Sai Baba Temple in Suwanee. The program included Day 1: Line Drawing, Day 2: Oil Pastels, Day 3: Charcoal Art, Day 4: Soft Pastels, Day 5: Watercolor Painting, Day 6: White Charcoal, Day 7: Newspaper Art, and Day 8: Acrylic Painting on Canvas and the final Art Exhibition.



The art of Vijay Kumar (Right) inspired the young artists.

Artist Vijay Kumar garu helped 60-plus kids in the one week Art Summer Camp. Rahul Saluja and Sumit Srivastava of SR Mortgage sponsored the event.

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NATA Atlanta team recognizing sponsors Rahul Saluja and Sumit Srivastava of SR Mortgage.
(Photo: Nikhil Rachakonda)

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A children’s area of the NATA Art Summer Camp at the Sai Baba Temple. (Photo: Nikhil Rachakonda)

Then the exhibition showed the huge display of excellent artwork by kids and adults. A number of community leaders attended even though it was a day of downpours and thunderstorms: Anjai Chowdhary Lavu (TANA), Kiran Reddy Pasham (ATA), Venky Gadde & Vinay Maddineni (TAMA), Niranjan Prodduturi (GATA), Ramesh Valluri (Atlanta Telugu Samskruti), Viju Chiluveru (Maitri), and Ramesh Chaparala. It was truly an astounding accomplishment, both by the artists and by the organization.



Some imaginative art…

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…and some realistic.


Some colorful art…

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…and some black and white.



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One of the many little artists receives her certificate. (Photo: Nikhil Rachakonda)

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NATA Art Exhibition Committee:
Rajesh Tadikamalla, Archana Reddy, Neelima Gaddamanugu, Venkat Meesala.

NATA Officers and BOD:
Bala Reddy Indurti (EVP), Ravi Kandimalla (BOD), Upender Rachupally (SevaDays Coordinator/RVP), Venkat Mondeddu (Standing Committee), Guru Paradarami (RVP), Kodanda Reddy Devarapalli (RVP), Raghu Reddy Sagili (RVP), Jaya Kiran Pagadala (RVP), Pushyami Lanka (RC), Jhansi Muthyala (RC), Vikram Sirigireddy (RC), Krishna Mekala ( RC), Bhanu Perni (RC)for being there to make sure everything went smoothly. Without their contribution we could not have completed the program successfully. Thanks to NATA President Raghava Reddy garu & Secretary Alla Rami Reddy garu for providing invitation letters to artist Vijay garu. Thanks are due to NATA AC, EC, & Board for their unconditional support to make 2 successful NATA events in Atlanta.
NATA BODs Srini Vangimalla, Nanda Gopinath Reddy, & ED Sreenivasulu Kotluru could not attend the event.

Venue for Exhibition: Thanks to Sai Baba Temple:President Madhu Kota.
Venue for Art Summer Camp: Thanks to NATA RVP & Nataraja Nantyanjali Director Neelima Gaddamanugu.

Sponsor: Rahul Saluja & Sumit Srivastava (SR Mortgage). SR mortgage is also offering up to $500 discount on mortgage financing or refinancing. Without their support we could not have completed the NATA Art Exhibition.

Membership report:
Number of new members: NATA GA reached 355 new members with the NATA Golf Tournament.
With the Art Summer Camp & Exhibition, membership became 402 new Life members, including 1 Diamond, 7 Gold, and 11 Silver.

Upgrades and new registration in Diamond, Gold & Silver category during our membership drive 2019:
NATA Diamond member Dr. Adisesha Reddy.
NATA Gold memberships & Upgrades : Upender Reddy Rachupally, Prashant Kollipara, Ramesh Chaparala, Rajasekhar Reddy Aila, Prabhakaer Reddy, Vishwanath Dasari & Srikanth Rukkannagari.
NATA Silver memberships & Upgrades: Guru Paradarami, Dr. Kishore Reddy, Venkat Chundi, Naveen Konreddy, Kodanda Devarapalli, Raju Padigala, Srinivas, Dr. GV Rao, JayaKiran Pagadala, Dr. Bellamkonda Kishore, & Ramesh Valluri.


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