On Thursday, October 27, Annie Lennox received The Lovie Person of the Year Award in recognition of her relentless use of social media to leverage her platform and outreach to create a better world for others.Gwendoline Christie, Presenter for Annie Lennox for Lovie Person of the YearThe Lovie Awards sighted Annie as an example that the Internet can be utilised as a highly effective tool to amplify messaging in terms of global advocacy and activism including her work supporting organisations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, Comic Relief, Greenpeace, 46664, UNAIDS and The British Red Cross, among countless others, as well as promoting gender empowerment through the organisation she founded, The Circle.ngo, for which Gwendoline Christie supports as an Ambassador.Annie was unable to attend, but the award was presented and accepted on Lennox’s behalf by Game of Thrones actress, Gwendoline Christie, who read a speech prepared by Annie.“The Internet is one of the most powerful visionary inventions ever created – and I think one of the ways it truly works best is when we use it to connect, inform and inspire engagement towards positive social and political transformation,” she said in her speech. “As a performer, communicator, advocate for women and girls and Global Feminist, I am awed by the extraordinary potential of technology which has given me the opportunity to evolve from the semi Luddite I once was, to the absolute Lovie I have now become!”
Art is a language through which the artists express their beliefs, thoughts and emotions. In an attempt to showcase various perspectives towards life, ‘Three Aces’ are going to organise an art exhibition titled ‘Inner Vision 2016,’ where different artists with different ideas, perspectives and style can showcase their work in the national Capital.The exhibition begins on January 4 and will be on till January 8 in 2016. The artists who are participating in this exhibition include Dinesh Kumar, Gaurav Chawla, Kamlesh Tiwari, Kunal Kapoor, Kumud Grover, Lokeshwara Rao, Manju Narain, Meghna Agrawal, Mishika Chawla, Monica Wadhwa, Nira Dabar, Padhmini Meta, Priyadarshi Sharma, PS Mishra, Ruchi Chaddha, Renuka Sondhi, Tara Sharma, Vijay and Vivek Kumar. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Gaurav, who paints mostly in Acrylic medium says, “My chosen visual form of expression, which I call an expression through colour, is universal.”Ruchi Chadha has participated in several group shows across the country and her paintings are held in private collections in India and Abroad. “Nature has always been an inspiration for me. The beauty is limitless. Wherever I look I find a theme or something that inspires me. I love water and the fluidity of colour just takes me to another level. I can’t express my love for nature as it has new facets, so you will find the freshness of nature, the richness of colors, serenity, peace and passion in my work.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“In this series I have tried to bring out human emotion and bonding in various situations of life,” she adds. ‘Three Aces’ is an initiative by Kishore Labar and Gaurav Chawla which brings together the artists and art lovers to a fair and unbiased platform.Striving to engage and push new boundaries within the multidisciplinary parameters and practices of art and design, ‘Three Aces’ is an initiative, which seeks to educate, inspire and lift the creative spirits within.