Showcasing Lord Ganesha in special forms and colours

Gurgaon based fashion designer curved artist Payal Bahl has showcased different moods and forms of Lord Ganesha at her week long painting exhibition now on at the new Art Gallery of India Habitat Centre here.

Young Payal, who only loves colours and pursues her passion for painting full time, says her display on the theme “Om Ganeshaay Namah: The lively colours of Ganesha” combines devotion with emotion. 

“I have tried to imprison the various moods in both traditional and contemporary art forms. 

This is an effort to reach back to the past while looking forward, balancing the challenge among the spirit of modernism and the need to capture the essence of a traditional art form. 

I have strained inspiration from mythology and philosophies of Hinduism,” says Payal. 

The four dozen colorful paintings show the different faces, forms, avatars and colours of Lord Ganesha. While some paintings have Lord Ganesha playing guitar, flute or tabla, others show the Lord dancing at sunset or riding an elephant.

Most of the paintings include works done with oil pastels, posters and glitters on ivory.

According to Payal, there is a association between art and fashion. “Knowledge does not go misuse. Whatever I have learnt at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, I have tried to repeat in this exhibition. 

In both art and fashion we need creativity, imagination and judicious use of colours,” says Payal, who has worked at five fashion houses in Gurgaon for a decade. 

A painter since her early days, Payal has been honoured with gold medals at both National and State level drawing competitions. 

“The driving force behind the current exhibition undoubtedly is my husband. After taking a long look at a few of my initial works, he goaded me to showcase my work to the world.”
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Children’s Summer Program at the Library starts at June 4

The summer fun painting at the Georgetown Public Library begins at June 4th, Saturday 4:00 p.m. Instead of the normal mid week morning kickoff for the children’s summer reading program, this year the whole family will be able to enjoy the entertainment, fun and food that have made the library’s summer programs renowned.

This year Ms. Rosa invited the Impact Dance Company, a very large children’s group. They will take the audience on a journey down the rabbit hole to a topsy turvy world where nothing is as it seems to Wonderland. There will be new kinds of fun, too music with Staci Gray, face painting, and a great balloon artist.

Library cards are free to anyone who lives within the City limits and any child who attends a GISD school also may apply for a free card, in spite of of where they live.

Readers get small incentive prizes during June and July and all kids painting who complete their reading logs will be eligible for the grand prize drawing at the end of July.

The library is situated at 402 W. 8th Street. Hours are Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

South Oakland Art Association show is bigger and improved

The South Oakland Art Association was one of many exhibitors at the opening Royal Oak Artists Market last March, with several members showing work at the Royal Oak Farmers Market occasion.

 But that exhibit was just a piece of the quality and affordable artwork you will find at the SOAA annual show May 1-7 at the Charter One/American Center in Southfield.

A Royal Oak resident, Byrne said, association in the SOAA has doubled over the last four years to 80 local area artists.

“I think that's because we were doing more things. At least once a month we have a paint together,” he said. “We have really brought on some exciting speakers for our meetings on the first Monday of every month. We have had nationally known artists come in.”

A painter who enjoys marine art, mostly seascapes, Byrne will show an inspiring acrylic painting of the Courtney Burton, a steamship built in 1953 for the National Steel Corporation of Cleveland, and acquired in 1978 by the Oglebay Norton Company to swap the lost Edmund Fitzgerald. 

“Out of the Mist” shows the bow of the steamer charging into view.

Aside from an oil painting in development of horses on a farm in Tennessee, Auerbach has numerous paintings under wraps in the art room, and her home is tastefully decorated with her watercolors, oil paintings, stained glass and china painted plates, tiles, bells, vases, boxes, even kitchenware.

Broadways Wonderland expose 3D Painting on Times Square


3D Painting : On Thursday, April 14, Wonderland star Edward Staudenmayer joined artists Joe Hill and Max Lowry (aka 3D Joe and Max) to expose the 3D painting, "Down the Wonderland Rabbit Hole," exterior the Marquis Theatre, where the melodic is in previews.

The show is going to by Gregory Boyd.

In the musical, the adult Alice played by Janet Dacal, a New York City instructor, finds herself in Wonderland where she encounters strange although familiar characters that help her rediscover the wonder in her life. 

Staudenmayer acting the White Rabbit.
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Extra ordinary Mother And Child Paintings

The relationship between a mother and her newborn baby is an extraordinary one, to be sure.

She is just carried that baby for nine months, feeling the kicks and scrapes of the little body within her own body and now they are meeting face to face for the first time.

A Utah artist, J. Kirk Richards, has just refined a massive artistic endeavor to honor motherhood and that special bond. 

He is created fourteen paintings as a part of what he calls a Mother and Child project.

Generally Richards creates a work of art and frames it when it is finished. 

This time the artist purchased fourteen ornate, readymade frames and let each frame motivate the painting. Fourteen attractive Mother and Child paintings.

You can vote on one image to turn into a Mother’s Day card and a fine art publishes. The prints and cards will be offered through the months of April and May.

Fifty percent of all profits from the sale of prints and cards will go to benefit children whose parents have cancer, at Camp Kesem.

Dali painting returned to Kelvingrove Art Gallery after U.S. trip

A World famous painting has returned to Kelvingrove Art Gallery after a trip to America. Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross was sent to the US on loan in August of last year.

The Painting featured in a major exhibition of Dali’s work in the High Museum in Atlanta and was seen by more than 270,000 people making it the fifth best attended exhibit in its history.

Gallery bosses decided to move it after complaints about its previous site, at the end of a corridor on the first floor.

The priceless masterpiece, which is a highlight for the hundreds of thousands who visit the gallery each year, is now in its own room alongside some preliminary sketches and photographs.

The price of £8200 was considered high, although it was reduced from £12,000 and included copyright. That turned out to be a masterstroke by the then director of Glasgow Museums, Dr Tom J Honeyman.

George Redmond, chairman of Glasgow Life, said: “The Iconic Christ of St John of the Cross is back home at Kelvingrove where hundreds of thousands of visitors will be able to enjoy it.

“There is no doubt this painting has been missed, but we have learned much about the significance of it in Dali’s body of work.

“It has a new home in the museum and a new display which will reflect our greater knowledge of the masterpiece.”

Christ of St John of the Cross has been one of the star attractions at Kelvingrove since the museum’s £35million refurbishment was completed in 2006. 

It previously had pride of place in St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Art and Life beside Glasgow Cathedral.

What is Bebo doing on Buddha's chin at Colaba gallery

At a Colaba gallery, Bollywood stars make up a Buddha and the way of the New York tube finds space inside his feet all in the works of four contemporary Tibetan artists who are exploring new forms of look outside of classical Tibetan art.

There is a scene in the Brad Pitt-starrer Seven Years in Tibet, where Pitt, who plays Austrian walker Heinrich Harrer, is tasked with the structure of a theatre for the young Dalai Lama. But when work starts, there is difficulty. Tibetan construction workers decline to work. They scold Pitt, pointing to earthworms, "This could be your mother. No more soreness."

As the famous Tibetan writer Jamyang Norbhu wrote of that succession in the Hollywood blockbuster, "It was resembling Saturday Night Live. Every Tibetan I know shudders over to scene."
Beyond The Mandala, an art exhibition of modern Tibetan art is in many ways a reaction to that kind of romanticisation of Tibet. The view that refuses to see Tibet as anything else but the mythical Shangri la, which with its magic chants and spiritualism can save the materialistic West.

Here, the works of Gade, Tenzing Rigdol, Tsherin Sherpa and Palden Weinreb escort a Buddha composed of Bollywood stars (Bollywood Buddha). There is another work of his feet, but with the way of the New York tube inside (My Exilic Experience). These are reflect the artist's experiences in India and later, New York.
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