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Feathered and winged strokes

A group show of paintings featuring images of birds, The Aviary brings together a number of man’s feathered friends depicted in modes both traditional and contemporary. From humble and ubiquitous crows to anthropomorphic owls, from exotic sandpipers to extinct dodos, the show tries to capture these unique creatures which have the ability to delight, enthrall and even terrify. Going beyond mere depictions, the show also makes us aware of the impending dangers that some of these species face. Participating artists: Atin Basak, Sagar Bhoumick, Jayashree Chakravarty, Jogen Chowdhury, Sunil Das, Debabrata Hazra (a painting by him appears here), Puran Singh Jhala, Mahjabin Majumdar, Avijit Mukherjee, Katayun Saklat, Mithu Sen and Shuvaprasanna.

Event: An exhibition of paintings on birds by a group of artists When: Till June 30; 11am - 7pm Where: Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road

ART

Till July 16 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers (2nd floor), 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, 2485 8717, 2485 8509; Mondays: 3pm - 7pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2pm - 7pm: Summer Show 2011. Participants: Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Sumitro Basak, Jyoti Bhatt, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Rini Dhumal, Farhad Hussain, Abir Karmakar, Surendran P. Karthyayan, Goutam Khamaru, Bimal Kundu, Paresh Maity, Martin O.C., Shyamal Roy, Shakila, Paramjit Singh, Thota Tharrani, Babu Xavier and others from across India. June 29 - July 5 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road; 3pm - 8pm: A tribute to Rabindranath Tagore through paintings by the Contemporary Group of Modern Artists. Till June 29 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: Annul Art Exhibition 2011 by the students of College of Visual Art. Till June 30 at Gaganendra Pradarshashala; 2pm - 8pm: Being Lost...the joy of discovering the unknown— a solo exhibition of paintings by Tapan Das. Till June 30 at Artist Circle, 46 Circus Avenue; 2pm - 7pm: A solo exhibition of recent paintings by Samir Karmakar. Till June 30 at ECA Art Walk, South City Mall; 12noon - 8pm: An exhibition of paintings by Chandan Das. Till June 30 at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, 24653212; 11am - 7pm: Ganges Art Gallery presents The Aviary. Featuring works by Atin Basak, Sagar Bhowmick, Jayashree Chakravarty, Jogen Chowdhury, Sunil Das, Debabrata Hazra, Puran Singh Jhala, Mahjabin Majumdar, Avijit Mukherjee, Katayun Saklat and Mithu Sen. Till July 10 (except Thursdays) at Gallery Gold, 11 Abdul Rasul Avenue, 2463 8497; 1pm - 9pm: Parampara : Traditions of Incredible India — an exhibition showing the rich diversity of Indian art. Showcasing the paintings and artworks of talented unheralded Indian artists who have been practising these traditional arts in the deepest roots of the country for decades. Featuring paintings from nine states and 22 artforms of India.

DRAMA

June 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30pm: Nandikar presents Madhabi. Drama: Bhisma Sahni. Adaptation, music & direction: Swatilekha Sengupta. June 29 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30pm: Nirbak Abhinoy Academy will stage Tin Guchhir Binuni. Direction: Suranjana Dasgupta. June 29 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30pm: Sudrak will stage Purbo Nirdharito. Drama: Soumitra Basu. Conceptualised by Debashis Majumdar. June 29 at Girish Mancha; 6.30pm: Aneek will stage Tagore’s Tapati. Direction: Malay Biswas. June 29 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30pm: Natasena will stage its new production, Naran O Mokshoda. Drama: Mihir Chowdhury. Direction: Durga Chakraborty. June 29 at Purbashree, IB 201, Sector III, Salt Lake; 6.30pm: EZCC presents the Bandel Aarohi production, Chhou-er Naache Knapey Pahar Chura (Dir: Ranjan Roy), and a mime show by Thakurnagar Mime Academy. June 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30pm: Sundaram presents Ja Nei Bharatey. Drama, direction & performance: Manoj Mitra.

PERFORMING ARTS

June 29 at Jibanananda Sabhaghar; 5pm: Guru Vandana — a programme of songs and poetry-reading to pay tribute to Debdulal Bandyopadhyay. Presented by Kabyalok. June 29 at Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 6.30pm: SOIZIC (Cultural Centre for Classical Arts) presents a classical vocal concert by Pandit Shyam Sundar Goswami, accompanied by Pandit Sanjay Mukherjee (tabla) and Ustad Roshan Ali (sarangi). June 29 at Calcutta School of Music, Sandre Hall; 7pm: Monthly guitar concert by Biplaw Singh. June 30 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6pm: The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture presents a vocal-sitar jugalbandi by Debapriya and Samanwaya, with Arif Khan on the tabla. July 1 at Birla Academy; 5.45pm: Anwesha’s Kavi Pranam features Tagore songs by Pallab Kirtania, Dr Tania Das, Sathi Dasgupta, Srikumar Dikshit, Ruma Sinha, Jayati Bhattacharya and Sutapa Choudhury. July 1 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 7pm: Gaudiya dance recital by Kaberi Puitandy (Kar), disciple of Dr Mahua Mukherjee. July 3 at Rabindra Okakura Bhavan, Salt Lake: Salt Lake Theatre presents Nabo Anande Jago, a programme on songs, recitation, audio-drama and a play to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Tagore.

book LAUNCH

June 29 at Oxford Bookstore, Park Street; 6pm: Oxford Bookstore, Calcutta and Leadstart Publishing host the launch of Missing VarrunA tale of values and lost affection — by Amar Agarwala. To be released by theatre personality Dolly Basu and followed by a reading session on the theme of the book.

taLK

June 29 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6pm: Swami Divyananda will speak on Sri Ramakrishna’s Bhaktabrinda. June 29 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6pm: Dr Bandita Bhattacharya will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Mayer Drishtite Bharater Agniyug. June 29 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, Abhedananda Memorial Lecture Hall; 7pm: Swami Buddhatmananda will speak on Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita. June 29 at the Ramakrishna Mancha of Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House and Cultural Centre, 3 Gour Mohan Mukherjee Street; 7pm: Swami Ritananda will speak on Geetar Aloke.

EXHIBITION

Till June 30 at Ice Skating Rink; 11am - 8pm: Aakarshan 2011 — a lifestyle exhibition of traditional Indian art and crafts along with painting, pret and couture and jewellery. Hosted by Inner Wheel Club of Calcutta Mahanagar in association with t2. Till June 30 at Azura, CNK Tower, 3 Royd Street, near Burlington’s, 2227 2219, 2229 6764, 2229 8651; 11am - 6pm: An exhibition of colourful and stylish saris unveiled by Azura. Inspired by the rich floral power in traditional Parsee craftsmanship, the collection exudes elegance and contemporary chic with hints of vintage glamour. Till June 30 at Sasha, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street: Enjoy this monsoon with attractive offers on crafts and ready-to-wear. Till July 3 at Rabindra Bhavan, Sethpukur, Barasat; 1pm - 8pm: Crafts Festival — an exhibition and sale of exquisite handicrafts from North-East and other states. Crafts on display include cane and bamboo creations, cane furniture, murrah, colourful woven handloom items from North-East, embroidery textiles of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Harayana and New Delhi, semi-precious and oxidised jewellery, art metal ware, rose wood inlay of Karnataka, terracotta, leather goods, jute products, agarbati and dry flowers. Till July 3 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 11am - 8pm: Thieving Magpie — Digital collages by Sunandini Banerjee. July 1 onwards at Design, 108 Raja Basanta Roy Road, 2466 4315: Pre-monsoon exhibition of south cotton and printed cottons.

IN MEMORIAM

June 29 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor; 6pm: A condolence meeting for well-known painter, critic and musicologist Kishore Chatterjee.

album LAUNCH

June 29 at Press Club; 3pm: Launch of a duet album The Golden Memories, featuring remakes of old Hindi film hits. Singers: Anjan Bhattacharya and Jayasree Goswami.

pHOTOGRAPHS

Till June 30 in the Portrait Gallery, Victoria Memorial Hall; 10am - 5pm: Hoppé’s Santiniketan — an exhibition of photographs from 1929 by Emil Otto Hoppé. Till July 3 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3pm - 8pm: Third Eye presents its 13th Photography Utsav 2011, which includes a photography exhibition on canvas and daily two feature-length slideshows at 6.30pm by Atanu Paul and members of Third Eye.

WORKSHOP

June 29 - July 9 at Camlin Arts, Elgin Road: A workshop on Fine Arts (oil / water paintings, pastels, charcoal, sketching & shading, acrylics) and Calligraphy, Fancy Writings & Lettering. Also certification courses in French, Spanish, spoken English. For details, contact 9830647476; 9804791446. June 30 - August 3 at Gatewayz, 27B Camac Street: A special workshop by Chandan Verma on Western dance — Hip Hop, Jazz, Fusion and Salsa. For the age group: 6 years to 60 years. For more details, call 9836665651. July 1 at Bhagirathi Neotia Hospital; 11am: Birth and Beyond will hold a Prenatal Fitness and Yoga workshop to be conducted by Deepa Gangjee, prenatal yoga specialist. For registration, call 9748755946 or log onto www.birthandbeyondindia.com. July 1 onwards at SmartTree, New Alipore: Total Development Program, a unique American concept for students of Class 1 to Class 10. All subjects coaching plus debating, personality development, spelling, vocabulary and creative writing and more! For more details, call 9830863300 or 64991496. July 1 - 10 at Happy Hours, CD-69 Salt Lake, 9830229898 / 9830227778: Vocaboom now in Salt Lake: Vocabulary enrichment programme from Mumbai —make your child love English and improve vocabulary through this programme, nominated for the ELT International Innovation Award by British Council. For Junior KG - Class VIII kids.

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