NOWARTINDIA & Deccan Footprints presents A Collaborative Exhibition of Contemporary Prints, Folk Art, Monotypes, Photographs, and Sculpture from and about India. Artists: Paula Garrett-Ellis, Manvee Vaid, Stacey Sirow.
An exceptional exhibit of Indian art and culture will open at BridgeportArt Center, 1200 W. 35th Pl., January 17th 7-9PM. The exhibition, titled BINDU, refers to the beginning of creativity, opens with a traditional Indian fire ceremony lead by Consul General of India, Dr. Ausaf Sayeed and his wife. Kalapriya, the Center for Indian Performing Arts, will perform along with a rich offering of Indian art and music.
The exhibit addresses the role of women, globalization, urbanization, and artistic and societal norms in other cultures by showcasing Indian and Indian-inspired works on paper, traditional folk and contemporary prints, accompanied by sensorial objects explicit to the Indian experience. Viewers are offered a rich combination of contemporary and folk arts, enhanced by interactive features and fascinating traditions, such as the rangolis, circular decorative designs on the floor, done in bright colors and thought to bring good luck.