US-India Art and Culture Exchange Center, a NCR-based group dedicated to provide a firm platform to upcoming artists. It also offers lucrative opportunities to encourage and nurture the budding Indian and American artists. Our group facilitates those who are naturally talented but don’t have adequate resources to flourish in their respective fields and finance their artistic and cultural ventures. The vision of US-India Art and Culture Exchange Center is to facilitate the exchange of such innovative artistic and cultural efforts. We organize different shows in theatres and auditoriums across the US, India, and other parts of the world. Through these shows and exhibitions, we plan to expose the ethnicity and ethos of different countries

Let us acquaint you with the life tales of the people without whom this organization would not have seen fruition.




John D. Wilson founded and was the President of The Lakeside Group, Inc. Starting with the first Chicago International Art Exposition (CIAE) in 1980 at Chicagos historic Navy Pier, the Lakeside Group went on to produce many expositions, including the Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition (CINAFE), The Chicago International Antiques Show,the Chicago



International Festival of Flowers and Gardens, and the Chicago International Boat Show. Chicago Magazine named Mr. Wilson as Chicagos Cultural Showman for his dedication to the arts and on the 20th anniversary of Chicago Magazine, Wilson was named as one of the 20 most influential people, for his work in promoting the citys artistic image in those twenty years.

Mr. Wilson was the invited and honored guest art consultant at the new Art Caucasus Exposition, held in Tbilisi, in the Republic of Georgia, in early October, of both 2004 and 2005. This exposition combined artists and exhibitors from Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, and enjoyed the support of the US AID.

Most recently, The Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, Indiana asked Mr. Wilson to curate an International Ceramic Exposition, which opened last September. The work represented the twenty years of ceramic work that has been produced by the international and American artists in residence.

Wilson and his wife, Kay, reside in Benton Harbor, Michigan. They have two grown children, John D. Wilson, Jr. and Laurie Wilson and two grandchildren, Randy and Eric Deaton.




A versatile personality and a gentleman with dynamism, he is genuinely a man of mission. It was Mr. Gidwani who encouraged Mr. Wilson to include Indian artists as part of the program. He accompanied Mr. Wilson to different parts of India and highlighted Indias rich heritage in this sphere. gidwani_120

Mr. Gidwani is the founding President of The American Institute of Sindhulogy (AIS). AIS is a non-profit, non-religious, non-political entity dedicated to promoting awareness of the Ancient Sindhu (Indus) and Saraswati Civilization. The institute was inaugurated by Mr. Ram B. Jethmalani, former minister of Law and Justice and currently a member of Parliament on August 06,2000. See details web site link Click here: http://www.sindhulogy.org/pdfs/DGidwani_article.pdf




Mr. Paul is the pivotal personality in India who provided the impetus to begin this project. Mr. Paul is able to travel India, and provide liaison between institutions such as Art Colleges, Galleries, Museums and Art Centers, that can provide the backing to make this international exchange program possible. He is familiar with the established and upcoming talent of India, and will be an able guide. arnab_paul_120



Arnab Paul lives in Indias capital, New Delhi, and spends time as well in Kolkata.

His life work is based on assisting organizations and talents that may not have all of the opportunities of others.

His illustrious career received a major thrust during his assignment as the Project Manager in the very prestigious Pension Reform Project of the Government of India, for design and development of the Crosstabular Analytical Tool. V1.0 to view Survey Data for the All India Pension Survey Project undertaken by AC Nielsen India, (a transnational stalwart in market research). This was followed by design and development of the data analysis tool for the project Indian Income and Savings Survey (IISS) 2006 FACT FINDER 1.0 OUTLINE. Indian Incomes and Savings Survey (IISS) 2006 is Invest Indias national syndicated survey of Indians with cash incomes. Mr. Paul learned much working with these large multinational companies, which will help with the implementation of the US-INDIA exchange program.

Apart from this, an interesting and notable feature in Mr. Pauls life is the fact that right from being a toddler, he had an instinctive flair for painting. Gradually, his sincere interest in promoting the art and culture of India was prominent among his known circle and acquaintances. His love of the Arts and Culture of India has led him to become aware of the activities of Mr. Gidwani and Mr. Wilson, and to be interested in the promotion of the arts and the culture of India in the United States & India and subsequently to the rest of the world.