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Colours of life
Art is an endless journey of creativity and thought-process. It brings forth the emotions aroused in the mind of the creator, reflecting his responses to his environment. Autumn Mystique, the ongoing group show, features works that capture slices of life in all its myriad colours and moods. It showcases paintings by nine artists who work in diverse styles and scales. Focusing in some way or other on the relationship of man with nature, each painting bears the distinguishing mark of its creator. Whereas Nabendu Roy shows the disillusionment of today’s youth, Vani Chawla’s work celebrates the beauty of nature. Also featuring works by Amlan Dutta, Anita Gurbaxani, Taraknath Mukherjee, Sudipta Karmakar, Dilip Maity, Montasir Ahamed Mullick and Ramratan Das.

Event: An exhibition of paintings by a group of artists When: Till October 26; 4 pm - 8 pm Where: Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 108 Southern Avenue

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Till October 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Vibes presents an exhibition of paintings by Subhabrata Nandi, Sudip Rakshit, Partha Biswas, Partha Pratim Mondal and Koushik Kr. Mondal. Till October 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by Montu Mondal. Till October 25 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street, #2229 8641; 2 pm - 7 pm: A group show of the works by Arya Chandra Chowdhury, Mehtab Molla, Rajib Deyashi, Rumka Jana and Durbananda Jana. Till October 26 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: Creativity-2, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by 50 artists. Hosted by Jagriti Art Initiative. Till October 30 (except Sunday) at Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st floor, Orbit Enclave, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #2289 3027; 12 noon - 7 pm: GenNext III, the annual show of Aakriti Art Gallery featuring an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, prints, textiles, video and photographs by contemporary artists below 40 years of age, including foreign participants from different continents. Till October 31 at Gallery K2, Supra Court, 35 Lansdowne Terrace, #2465 1444; 11 am - 7 pm: Contemporary Art on Display — works by Partho Pratim Deb, Paresh Maity, S. Pranam Singh, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Shilajit Ghosh, Nabendu Roy, Sudipto Karmakar, Saumya Kanti Mukhopadhyay and others. Till October 31 (except Sunday) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: Art Fair 2008 — a collection of affordable art. Featuring works by Manoj Dutta, Munindra Rajbongshi, Chandana Hore, Parag Adhikari, Anup Giri and Madhuri Jalan. Till November 1 (except Monday) at Bose Pacia, Stephens Court, 18 Park Street, #4001 0148; 11 am - 7 pm: Bose Pacia, Calcutta presents latest works of Rao Kodanda (Baroda) and Basist Kumar (Santiniketan). Till November 10 (except Tuesday) at The Halo Heritage Art Gallery, 26 Ritchie Road, #2419 0133; 2 pm - 8 pm: Durga, the Icon — an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by well-known artists. Till November 10 (except Sunday) at Tejas Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #4007 6042; 1 pm - 7.30 pm: Devi-II — Twenty-five artists’ impressions of Goddess Durga. Till November 15 at Masters Collection Art Gallery, G7 Malayalay Apts, 3 Woodburn Park Road, #3058 4060/62; 11 am - 7 pm (weekdays): Larger Perspective, a show of large format contemporary artworks by Aloke Paul, Anup Giri, Avijit Dutta, Dewashish Das, Dhananjoy Ghosh, Dipak Kundu, Durbanand Jana, Jagannath Paul, Kanchanmala Ghosh, Milendu Mondal, Mithun Dutta, Parag Adhikary, Rnadip Das, Sachin Jaltare, Samir Paul, Samir Sarkar, Shubendu Porel, Subrata Das, Sukanta Das and Swapan Palley. Till November 16 (except Monday) at Spectrum Art Gallery, 4 Lake West Road, Santoshpur; 2 pm - 8 pm: Rainbow — paintings and sculptures by eminent masters and contemporary artists. Till November 23 at Gallery Kolkata, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, Duckback House, 2nd floor, #2287 3377; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of creative art furniture, installation and sculptures. Till November 28 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #6550 8418; 10.30 am - 6.30 pm: The Voices of the Canvas — an exhibition of the works of 20 well-known artists.

DRAMA

October 24 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Rangapat presents Aurrangzeb, directed by Harimadhab Mukhopadhyay. October 24 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents its latest production, Ajnatobaas. Story: Sukanta Gangopadhyay. Music concept: Swatilekha Sengupta. Music composition: Mayukh-Mainak. Cast: Sohini Sengupta, Sumana Mukherjee, Swatilekha Sengupta, Sumanta Gangopadhyay, Swajan Srijan Mukherjee and Rudraprasad Sengupta. Directorial adviser: Rudraprasad Sengupta. Direction: Sumanta Gangopadhyay. October 25 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sundaram will stage Alokanander Putra-kanya. Drama, direction & acting: Manoj Mitra. October 25 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Bohurupee presents Buddhadeva Bose’s Kaal Sandhya. Direction: Kumar Roy. October 25 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Aneek presents its latest production, Adventure Kaare Koy. Drama: Amalesh Chakraborty. Direction: Moloy Biswas. October 25 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Kathakriti presents Shraman, a play by Nirup Mitra based on Dr Herman Hess’ novel, Siddhartha. Direction: Sanjib Ray.

PERFORMING ARTS

Till October 25; 6.30 pm & October 26; 9.30 am & 6.30 pm at Kala Mandir: Indo Occidental Symbiosis and Juhu Cultural Association (Mumbai) present Pujor Adhunik Gaaner Anurodher Asar. Participants (Oct. 24): Anusua Chowdhury and Raghab Chatterjee. Oct. 25: Shubhamita and Srikanto Acharya. Oct. 26, 9.30 am: Haimanti Shukla; at 6.30 pm: Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty. October 24 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 7 pm: Sangeet Ashram presents a vocal recital by Pandit Kaivalya Kumar Gaurav, with Samar Saha (tabla) and Jyoti Goho (harmonium). October 24 at Rammohun Library Hall; 5 pm: Stage Performing Singers Association presents Bijoya Sammilani featuring an evening of Bengali songs. Participants include Kalyani Kazi, Joydeb Sen, Uma Mukhopadhyay and Dulal Bandyopadhyay. October 26 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Shinjan Nrityalaya presents its annual programme, Nrityanjali, featuring traditional Odissi dance items as well as its latest production, Shakti - The Formidable Woman Power, inspired by two almost extinct forms, Sabda Nritya and Ravan Chhaya. Direction: Aloka Kanungo.

FILM SHOW

October 24 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place; 6 pm: Black and White — an array of short films dedicated to Cinema for a Cause. Films to be screened: (1) Bijoyini (Bengali; Dir: Abhishek Ganguli); (2) Coloured (English; Dir: Tathagatha Bhattacharjee); (3) Ek Roz - Har Roz (Hindi; Dir: Debjyoti Batabyal); (4) Destiny (English; Dir: Indrani Chakrabarty); and (5) Aa Matir Katha (Bengali; Dir: Arindam Ghosh). Till October 27 at Gorky Sadan; 6 pm: Eisenstein Cine Club presents a session of shorts and documentaries of New Themes Driven by Values - Powered by Intellects along with a live performance by the visiting goodwill delegation of students and teachers from Russia State Academy of Theatre, Moscow. Today: Past Present - In the Passage of Time: The Journey (dir: Somnath Mukhopadhyay); Promisedf Land, Tajuddin Ahmed - An Unsung Hero (dir: Tanvir Mokammel).

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till October 29 at 46 Satish Mukherjee Road (near Rashbehari crossing); 2 pm - 8 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts and Tasveer present Heresies: A Retrospective of Pedro Meyer, comprising five decades of photographic work of one of the most innovative artists of the world.

TALK

October 24 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Jushtananda will speak in Bengali on Bhagavat Katha. October 24 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Sasanka Bhusan Bandyopadhyay will speak on Chandogya Upanishad.

WORKSHOP

October 24 at DePOT, 2nd floor, E-Mall, Chttaranjan Avenue; 4.30 pm onwards: Art & Craft workshop for children. Details with Riten itra, #98305 60449.

EXHIBITION

October 24 at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, 19A Gurusaday Road; 11 am: Inauguration of an exhibition, Measuring Our Planet, by Rabindra Narayan Mukherjee, director general, National Test House. The exhibition continues till November 30; 10 am - 5.30 pm. October 24 - 26 at Fabindia, Kankurgachi & Fortuna: An exhibition pf candles, lighting and giftwares. Till October 25 at P-249 Purna Das Road, #2464 4027 / 2465 8537; 11 am - 8 pm: Darbari hosts Diya Jale, a Diwali exhibition showcasing tussar handwoven and block-printed sarees from different states of India. Till October 27 at Soumya’s Creation, 57/9 Ballygunge Circular Road; 10.30 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of unstitched salwar kurtas and durries. Till October 30 at Artisana, 13 Chowringhee Terrace; 11 am - 7.30 pm: An exhibition of terracotta lamps and planters, tassar collection (sarees, men’s kurtas, dupattas, and southern weaves) for men and women. Till October 30 at Starmark, Lord Sinha Road and South City Mall; 10.30 am - 8.30pm: Lights — an exhibition of diyas, candles, decorations and gifts for Diwali. Till October 31 (except Sunday & public holidays) at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; Monday: 3 pm - 7 pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 7 pm: The New Idyllic — Indigenous art from Madhya Pradesh.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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