It's normally hard to see newcomers and veterans all showing the same class,
and together - except at the ongoing Assembly sessions. Since getting there isn't
that easy, here's another opportunity.
The art gallery Daira is organizing an exhibition of paintings and graphics called "CrossCurrents" in collaboration with the Zen Gallery, Bangalore. The show will attempt to synthesize contemporary ideas and practices happening across the country.
Popular artists such as M F Husain, K G Subramaniyan and Gaganindranath Tagore will display their art here along with newer generation artists like Altaf, Akhilesh, AmitavaDas, Anjum Singh, Badri Narayan, Bhavana Jain, Binod Sharma, Giridhar Gowd, Gopi Krishna, Leela Tyagi, Owais Husain, Paramjeet Singh, Rajan Krishnan, Rini Dhumanl, Satya Sai, Siladitya Sarkar, Srinivasa Chari, Sudhakar Chippa, Suhas Roy and V Nagdas.
Wanting to graduate to the other arts, Daira is also all set to present a musical evening, Sham-e-Ghazal, by young vocalist Sharad Gupta on February 24, at 7.30pm. Born into the family of the famous Totaram Sagarlal Jewelers, Sharad Gupta is an artist of high caliber. His love for music and singing showed when he won prizes in his school and college performances.
Endorsed by professional singers such as Pankaj Udhas, this young vocalist was trained by Anup Jalota and Pundit Ajay Pohankar in Mumbai. Later he toured and performed in Mumbai, Kerala, Bangalore, Cuttack and Chennai, sometimes doing solo shows and at other times with Jalota. Sharad is now all set to chart out his career as a playback singer.
Yet another program is on February 27at 6.00pm - a Eurythmic performance by Aban and Dilnawaz Bana of Switzerland. This is being done in collaboration with Sloka, the Hyderabad Waldorf School. The artists will present 'Execution Of Dance And Curative Exercise' in a unique lyrical gesture play (innovated by the renowned German anthroposophist, Rodolf Steiner).
For the Sham-e-Ghazal passes, please contact Daira - Center for Art and Culture
at 659-8627 or Nirmala Subramaniyan at 799-0316. And for the Eurythmic show, please
contact Diara at 659-8627 or Sloka on 354-5206/354-6309 for further details.