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Many moods of nature
Transparent watercolour artist Shyamal Sen and upcoming painter Chhanda Singh unveil their latest creations in the ongoing exhibition, Different Strokes. Built upon the theme of the beauty of nature in all its colour and splendour, it captures aspects of nature that are often overlooked. Shyamal Sen’s paintings are all about light and the way he depicts it in his works. The artist leaves the white of his background surface, or tints it in various ways, providing value contrasts, setting up colour relationships and allowing colours to blend. Taken together, his brushstrokes reveal the moment, character and effect of light. Chhanda Singh has recreated the magic of colour in nature on her canvases. Her work demonstrates her depth and range of technical acumen. The most striking feature of her paintings is apparent through bright and dark oils, signifying contrasting textures and lending her creations a multi-dimensional effect.

Event: An exhibition of paintings by Shyamal Sen and Chhanda Singh When: Till June 30; 4 pm - 7 pm Where: Gallery 79, 79 Raja Basanta Roy Road, 1st floor

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June 25 - July 26 at Gallery Exposure, 54B Mahanirban Road; 3pm to 8pm: Art Mela, an exhibition of affordable art featuring the works of about 50 artists from Calcutta and Santiniketan. Till June 26 at Samokal Art Gallery, Gol Park; #98362 76110; 4 pm - 8 pm: The 36th group exhibition of Painters ’80. Participating artists: Alik Das, Amit Chakrabarti, Amitava Dhar, Bhabatosh Sutar, Dipankar Dutta, Debasish Chakraborty, Pradosh Paul, Tarun Dey and Tanmoy Biswas. Till June 28 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street, #22298641; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Anirban Banerjee. Till June 28 at Tejas Art Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #98300 49825; 1 pm - 7.30 pm: Summer Workshop: Acrylic and charcoal works, inspired by the Bengal countryside, by Dhiren Sasmal, Ashok Ganguly, Arunava Mondol, Biswarup Garai, Avijit Mukherjee, Tarun Chakravorty, Malay Chandan Saha, Debasish Sen Gupta and Subrata Sen. Till June 29 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 2nd floor; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings, sculptures and graphics by Arjun De, Asish Maji, Dipankar Ghosh, Madhurima Ganguly, Senjuti Ray, Sudeb Das and Tusar Kanti Pradhan. Till June 30 (except Sunday) at Akar Prakar, P 238 Hindustan Park; 2 pm - 7 pm: Faces of Feminine Expressions from Bangladesh — an exhibition of paintings by artists from Bangladesh. Participants: Nazlee Laila Mansur, Farida Zaman, Nasreen Begum, Rokeya Sultana, Dilara Begum Jolly, Murshida Arzu Alpana, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Tayeba Begum Lipi, Atia Islam Anne and Shulekha Choudhury. Till June 30 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of Dip Narayan Paul’s recent paintings. Till June 30 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Annual Art Exhibition 2008 by the students of College of Visual Arts. Till June 30 at Silpi Art Gallery, 32A Judges Court Road, #24792004; 1 pm - 8 pm: Vision of Variegated Life, a duet painting show of Sumana Ghosh and Suman Dey. Till June 30 at Gallery 79, 79 Raja Basanta Roy Road, 1st floor: Transparent watercolour specialist Shyamal Sen and upcoming artist Chhanda Singh unveil their latest creations in an exhibition, titled Different Strokes. Till July 3 (weekdays only) at Kanvas Art Gallery, 53 Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Shivam Chamber, 2nd floor, #98318 21507; 3 pm - 7 pm: Colorscapes — magical brushstrokes by Sanjib Roy. Till July 5 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers, 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, #2485 8717/8509; Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Summer Show featuring works by Jayasri Burman, Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Rameshwar Broota, Jogen Chowdhury, Rini Dhumal, Ramendra Nath Kastha, Paresh Maity, Uday Mondal, Santosh More, Rm. Palaniappan, Manu Parekh, Ganesh Pyne, Malay Saha, Dilip Kumar Samanta, Kingshuk Sarkar, Shambhavi, Lalu Prosad Shaw, Mayank Kumar Shyam, Sanjeev Sonpimpare and others. Till July 6 (except Mondays) at Shree Art Gallery, 11 Gurusaday Road, Kusum Apartment, Flat no. 61, #30222040; 3 pm - 7 pm: Monsoon Collections — paintings by Ashok Mondal, Asimava Dutta, Chandidas Bhattacharya, Dhiren Sasmal, Pramathes Chandra, Ratan Acharya, Shilpi Acharya, Subrata Das and others. Till July 7 (except Sundays & holidays) at Gallery K2, Supra Court, 35 Lansdowne Terrace, #24651444; 11 am - 7 pm: Art and Industry, an exhibition of works by artists from West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand. Till July 11 (except Sundays) at Emami Tower, ECA, EM Bypass, 687 Anandapur; 11 am - 7 pm: Emami Chisel Art presents the art expo, Art Now-a-Glimpse, featuring works by contemporary artists of Bengal. Till July 31 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #6550 8418; 11 am - 7 pm: In the Realms of Fantasy, — works by Sanatan Dinda, Prokash Karmakar, Suhas Roy, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Sibsaday, Samir Paul, Subrata Pal, Gouran-go Beshai, Bratin Khan, Kamalaksha Gangopadhyay, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay and others. Till July 31 (except Sundays) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: Installation Photographs Video Art. Participating artists: Jayashree Chakravarty, Aditya Basak, Chhatrapati Dutta, Paula Sengupta, Sanjeet Chowdhury, Debnath Basu, Tapati Chowdhury and Adip Dutta. Curated by Jayashree Chakravarty.

DRAMA

June 25 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sansriti presents Ea, directed by Debesh Chattopadhyay. June 26 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: Institute of Factual Theatre Arts presents the premier show of Path, a bilingual production based on Tagore’s Waterfall, the English version of Mukta Dhara. Also, felicitation to theatre personalities Om Prakash Bharti, Satish Anand, Arun Mukhopadhyay, Usha Ganguli and Samik Bandyopadhyay. June 26 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rangapat presents Aurangzeb. Di: Harimadhab Mukhopadhyay, who also acts in this play along with with Debshankar Haldar, Bijoylakshmi Barman and Rita Dutta Chakraborty. June 26 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Sansriti presents its latest production, Sorjo-pora Chai, directed by Debesh Chattopadhyay. June 27 at Sujata Sadan; 6.30 pm: Nirbak Abhinoy Academy presents two one-act plays: Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’s Manikahini (drama & direction: Suranjana Dasgupta) and Manoj Mitra’s Bonjochhona (dir: Suranjana Dasgupta). June 28 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Shohan presents its latest production, Helmet, a comedy by Rajat Ghosh. Direction: Anish Ghosh. June 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandipat will stage Ballavpurer Roopkatha. Direction: Prakash Bhattacharya. June 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 2.30 pm: Nandikar presents poet Jasimuddin’s Sojon Badiyar Ghat. Music & direction: Goutam Halder. June 29 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Aneek will stage its latest production, Adventure Kaare Koy, directed by Moloy Biswas. June 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Ghnyashasur (Story: Upendrakishor Roychowdhury; Dir: Biswajit Ghosh Majumder) and Tomar Naam (Performance: Sohini Sengupta; Dir: Swatilekha Sengupta).

TALK

June 25 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Paripurnananda will speak on Ramakrishna Kathamrita. June 25 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Sarvabhutananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita. June 25 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Buddhatmananda will speak in Bengali on Bani O Bichar.

PERFORMING ARTS

June 25 at Rabindra Sadan; 5.30 pm: Barshan-mandrita Sandhya — an evening of Tagore songs and recitation. Participants: Rajeshwar Bhattacharya, Shraboni Sen, Debasree Biswas, Goutam Baran Adhikari, Ashis Sarkar, Jayasree Mitra, Subrota Pal, Sikha Sanyal, Malabika Bhattacharya and others in songs, and Tapas Nag, Krishnakali Basu, Arunava Biswas and Chaitali Ghosh in recitation. June 26 at Aiktatan, EZCC, Salt Lake; 6 pm: Shruta Sanglap presents Shruti Sandhya - Tin Kanya, an evening of three audio plays. June 26 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Kolkata Kalakushali presents light classical vocal by Sohini Roy Chowdhury and recitation by Muktadhara Basu. June 27 at Rabindra Sadan; 5 pm: Darpani’s 13th annual programme features two dance items, Tomar Banshi Bajao Aashi (based on Tagore songs and poetry related to flute) and Utsav (showcasing various festivals of India). Concept & choreography: Arnab Bandyopadhyay. June 27 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6 pm: An evening of Bengali kirtans to be rendered by Nupurchhanda Ghosh. June 27 at Kala Mandir (Basement); 6 pm: Vanita Music presents Amit Kumar Fan Club’s Revival of Pancham. Participants: Manohari Singh, Bhanu Gupta, Indrani Sen, Soumitra Chatterjee, Rocket Mandal and Vishwas Nerurkar. June 28 at Uttam Mancha; 6.30 pm: Ki Raagini BajaaleyAn Interface: Ragas to Rabindrasangeet. Participants: Sounak Chattopadhyay (classical vocal) and Rohini Roychoudhury (Rabindrasangeet). Srikanto Acharya will narrate the verses and present the show.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till June 28 at Bose-Pacia, Stephen Court, 18 Park Street; 11 am - 7 pm: Minutes to Midnight, an exhibition of photographs by Trent Parke. Till July 19 at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani; #2290 2274: Mark Him (Second Half) — a project on Indian football by Riyas Komu.

WORKSHOP

June 26 - 29 at Starmark, 3 Lord Sinha Road; 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm: Starmark will hold a workshop on storytelling by Kathakars for children between 6 years and 14 years, under its Startrekkers' Magical Voyage Programme. For details and registration, call 99039 85097.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

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