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ARTSCENE: An exhibition of paintings portraying Chitra Pritam’s expression of gratitude to Jamil Naqsh opens at the Artscene gallery at 6pm on Tuesday. The ceremony will be followed by a book launch. The show will continue till May 11.

CHAWKANDI: An exhibition of ceramics works by Salman Ikram opens at the Chawkandi art gallery at 5.30pm on Tuesday. The show titled ‘Crystalline works’ will remain open till May 3, daily from 11am to 8pm

CANVAS: An exhibition of drawings, paintings and mixed media works by Ahmed Ali Manganhar, Atif Khan, Muzummil Ruheel and Najia Ali Azmat opens at the Canvas gallery at 5pm on Tuesday. The group show will continue till May 6, daily from 11am to 8pm (except Sunday).The Artist's Magazine (1-year)


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