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A cheetah sitting comfortably on a four-poster bed, looking like he is more at home there than the forest, shown in a painting in the background — a funny yet ironic statement on deforestation. Passages, the ongoing solo painting exhibition by Sunil Chandra Pal, deals with many such important concepts and problems by highlighting them in an extraordinary way. The artist’s strength lies in his inanimate studies, executed in a style that is distinctively his own. His works reflect a contemporary flavour and have a strange, surreal effect as layers of paint merge to form defined forms. Achieving amazing watercolour effects on canvas while working with acrylic medium, Pal’s paintings have a photographic exactness and definition that give them an impression of stark reality. Viewing things from a different perspective while depicting snapshots of life, his images continue to occupy our minds long after we have actually viewed them. His art amuses us yet, at the same time, it also makes us think. Curator: Reshmi Chatterjee.

Event: An exhibition of paintings by Sunil Chandra Pal When: Till February 12; 3 pm - 8 pm Where: The Halo Heritage Art Gallery, 26 Ritchie Road

ART

Till February 12 at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; 11 am - 7 pm: The Other Vision — works by Sambaran Das, Goutam Khamaru and Anup Mondal. February 11 at Academy of Fine Arts, North & West Gallery; 6 pm: Shuvaprasanna will inaugurate Relation Next, the solo show of Sanatan Dinda. Mahasveta Devi will grace the occasion. The exhibition will continue till February 17, 3 pm to 8 pm. February 11 at Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd, 687 Anandapur, EM Bypass; 5 pm: Hon’ble Sheriff of Calcutta, Utpal Chatterjee will inaugurate One World Family, an exhibition of recent paintings by Tinku Das. The show will continue till February 21 between 10 am and 7 pm. A part of the sale proceeds will be donated to Art of Living Foundation. February 11 - 15 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: Eighth solo exhibition of paintings by Subhendu Das. Till February 12 at Indian Museum; 11 am - 5 pm: An exhibition on Life and Religion of the Buddha as reflected in Indian Art. Till February 13 at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani, #2290 2274; 11 am - 7 pm: Search Within — an exhibition of the works of Benitha Perciyal K., Dimpy Menon, Parvathi Nayar, Prasannakumar N. and Siva M. Till February 13 at Masters Collection Art Gallery, G7 Malayalay Building, 3 Woodburn Park: A group show featuring works by Sunil Shaw, Tanuva Adhikari, Kangkan Barman, Gouri Rakshit, Prasenjit Nath, Prasenjit Shaw, Devasis Mukherjee and Susmita Saha. Till February 14 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Spectrum Artists’ Circle presents its 35th group show of recent paintings and sculptures. Till February 20 (except Sunday) at Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road; 11 am - 8 pm: Phir Wohi Doodh — an exhibition of the works of A. Rajeswara Rao. Till February 27 (Sundays by appointment) at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #65508418; 10.30 am - 6.30 pm: The Rapture of Form —an exhibition of paintings by Suhas Roy, Prakash Karmakar, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Aditya Basak, Bratin Khan, Gourango Beshai, Sibsaday Chaudhuri, Subrata Pal, Subrata Das, Samir Paul, Sukanta Das and others. Till February 27 (except Sundays) at Experimenter, 2/1 Hindusthan Road, #4001 2289 / 2463 0465; 2 pm - 7 pm: Experimenter presents Sisyphus Effect featuring work by Sanchayan Ghosh. Till February 28 (except Mondays) at Ahuja Museum for the Arts, 26 Lee Road, #40034974; 12 noon - 7 pm: Young Indian Artists-I — an exhibition of paintings from the Museum’s collection. Till March 20 (except Sundays & national holidays) at The Harrington Street Art Centre, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, #2282 9220; 12 noon - 8 pm: Stains on my Chintz — featuring works by Archana Hande, Lavanya Mani, Paula Sengupta, Joscelyn Gardner, Michele Elliot and Teresa Cole. Curated by Dr Paula Sengupta.

DRAMA

February 11 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Ajnatobass. Direction: Sumanta Gangopadhyay. February 11 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rang Roop will stage Jalchhabi. Direction: Seema Mukhopadhyay. February 11 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Mangalik presents Banku Babu Phirey Elen. Direction: Samir Biswas. February 11 - 13 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Anamika Kala Sangam presents a three-day festival of plays produced by Akvarious Productions, Mumbai. Today: Jake’s Women (in English), a Neil Simon comedy directed by Mrunmayee Lagoo.

PERFORMING ARTS

February 11 - 13 at Rabindra Sadan: West Bengal Dance Group Federation hosts Stars of Tomorrow, a festival of young talents in dance. Today, 5.45 pm: Trisha Das (Odissi), Mayukh Bhattacharyya & Indira Guha (Kathak), Lumbini Kundu & Shreya Ghosh (Bharata Natyam), and Peu Bakshi & Arunima Sengupta (Kathak). February 11 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6 pm: EZCC presents Tridhara, a dance-drama based on Kathak, Bharata Natyam and Odissi. February 13 at Kala Mandir; 6 pm: Springs of Love — a Valentine’s Day celebration based on Hindusthani classical music and dance.Concept: Sounak Chattopadhyay. Participants: Purbayan Chatterjee (sitar), Jaya Seal Ghosh (dance) and Sounak Chattopadhyay (vocal) accompanied by Anubrata Chatterjee and Subhajyoti Guha (tabla) and Rupashree Bhattacharya (harmonium). Presented by Chinton. February 13 at Science City auditorium; 6.15 pm: Inner Voyage Communication presents the trio: Birju Maharaj (dance), Hariharan (ghazal & thumri) and Swapan Choudhury (tabla). February 14 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: Bishwabhara Pran presents an evening of Tagore song and reading in solos and chorus by Anuradha Bala, Gouri Ghosh, Gopa Roy, Jonaki Choudhury, Trishit Choudhury, Partha Ghosh, Pradip Sarkar, Mita Ghosh, Shamit Roy and Sumana Bhattacharya. Also, solo recital of Tagore songs by Aditi Mohsin, Shraboni Sen and Subrata Sengupta, and felicitation to Sumitra Sen.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Till February 14 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Double Exposure — a joint photographic exposition of the works of Dr Gautam Basu and Suvomoy Mitra. Till February 14 at Seagull Arts & Media Resource Centre, 36C SP Mukherjee Road, #2455 6942; 2 pm - 8 pm: Gallery Sumukha & Seagull Foundation for the Arts present Disappearing Professions in Urban India, an exhibition of photographs by Clare Arni. Till March 5 (except Mondays & public holidays) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: East City — Kolkata Before the Campaign, an exhibition of photographs by Leena Kejriwal.

TALK

February 11 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: Sitanath Goswami will speak in Bengali on Panchadashi. February 11 at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, 3 Regent Park; 6 pm: Hari Krishna Mandir Trust, Pune and Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture host the Fourth Dilip Kumar Roy Memorial Oration to be delivered by Prof. Arindam Chakraborti on Action, Emotion and Mystical Knowledge: Is a Synthesis of Yoga Possible? February 11 at Vivekananda Hall, Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House and Cultural Centre, 3 Gour Mohan Mukherjee Street; 6.30 pm: Swami Atmapriyananda will speak on Kenopanishad. February 11 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 6.25 pm: Swami Vamanananda will speak on Practice of Spirituality and Meditation. February 11 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra; 6.30 pm: Seema Chatterjee will speak on Mayer Katha. February 11 at Bangla Akademi; 6.30 pm: Samik Bandyopadhyay will speak on Mohit Chattopadhyayer Natak. February 11 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Samshuddhananda will speak in Bengali on Mundaka Upanishad.

FILM SHOW

February 11 at Gorky Sadan; 6 pm: Screening of The Tree of Wooden Clogs, directed by Ermando Olmi.

EXHIBITION

Till February 13 at 8/2 Loudon Street, 2nd floor Loudon Manor, #2281 1524: Earthy Myths’ exhibition of indigo art in kurtas, westerns and saris. Till February 15 at Darbari, P-249 Purna Das Road, #2464 4027: An exhibition of hand-embroidered, printed and woven ladies and men’s wear from across the country. Till February 15 at Pumpkin Patch, South City Mall, Shop # S-210 (2nd floor); 11 am - 8 pm: A wide range of fashionable children’s wear.

VARIETY

Till February 14 at Amoda Spa Bar; 10 am - 8 pm: Mystical Moments: A day-long event with the following aspects: crystal-ball gazing, graphology (sign analysis) & tarot-card reading and love barometer.

AUDIO-VISUAL SHOW

February 11 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture and School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University present Remembering Amir Khan (1912 - 1974), an audio-visual presentation by Amlan Das Gupta, assisted by Subhranil Sarkar.

WORKSHOP

February 13, 20 & 27 at Eduzone, 112 Southern Avenue; 11 am - 1 pm: Free introductory workshop and free diagnostic tests with corrections for SAT, GRE, TOEFL & IELTS. Also, workshop on foundation building courses for physics, chemistry, maths and English for classes VI to XII. E-mail confirmation at eduzoneindia@gmail.com For details, call 9830020277, 9230613528 or visit www.eduzoneindia.comAll 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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