Spartanburg-Area Artists Create Art of Krishna and Arjuna for Hindu Temple

June 14, 2006

Source: The Spartanburg Herald-Journal


On June 14, 2006 The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reported, "When a local Hindu community wanted help in decorating its temple with ancient religious images, members got the expertise of an artist and a business owner to help them. Donna Nyzio, a Greenville artist, and George Arnold, who owns Durable Designs Ltd., Custom Laser Etching of Greer, weren't familiar with the Hindu culture when they started on the project, but now have an appreciation for it. Working with the Hindu temple in Boiling Springs, the project took almost three years to complete. The artwork will be installed in the temple sometime in August. The work consists of large acrylic panels depicting Krushna (or Krishna) and Arjuna, a master archer and one of the heroes of the Mahabharata, an ancient religious epic of India. 'It is excellent,' said Ashvin Shah, temple president. 'It turned out better than we expected.' Shah said members of the temple kept watch over the progress of the artwork. They are excited about having it placed in the temple. Temple members are building an altar where the artwork will be placed."