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Colours of emotion
Articulating their thoughts through various mediums, moods and subjects, five artists have come together in Shades, the ongoing art exhibition, in an attempt to portray the diverse bundle of emotions aroused by the objective reality they see around them. For them, intensity of expression is a more important end than a search for aesthetic harmony and form. Featuring 40 art works including dokra scuptures, the show provides a colourful bouquet to stimulate and satisfy the spirit. A student of visual arts, historical research and conservation, Chandranath Das (a painting by him appears here) is inspired by his love for Himalayan art and way of life. Also influenced by impressionism, the contrasting patches of colour on his canvases are a reflection of his state of mind. Jayanta Kumar Pal’s collages are abstract expressions of the trials and tribulations of modern life. Jaspal Singh explores psychological relationships through his works. While Pulak Mukhopadhyay uncovers the agony behind the obvious charm of everyday scenes of life, romanticism is the keynote of the works of Ashoke Roy.

Event: An exhibition of paintings, collages and sculptures by a group of artists When: Till August 24; 3 pm - 8 pm Where: Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery


Till August 21 at Gallery K2, Supra Court, 35 Lansdowne Terrace, #2465 1444; 11 am - 7 pm: Eternal Varanasi, an exhibition of recent works by Ganesh Haloi, S. Pranam Singh, Subuddha Ghosh, Tapas Kanti Mitra, Giovanna Caruso and Tapas Ghosal. Till August 23 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street, #2229 8641; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exposition of the creations by four contemporary artists: Bhaskar Bhattacharjee, Dipankar Ray, Kalyan Chakraborty and Sanjay Bhaumik. Till August 23 at Kanvas Art Gallery, 2nd floor (Shivam Chamber), 53 Syed Amir Ali Avenue): Beyond Infinity, an exhibition of paintings by Subrata Das. Till August 24 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: Black period presents a group show of paintings by Chayan Raha, Treena Karmakar, Bhaskar Raha, Shreyasi Ghosh, Saikat Sharma, Anusree Ghosh and Tanmay Mondal. Till August 26 (except Sunday) at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place, #2460 4245; 11 am - 7 pm: A Different Face — an exhibition of drawings by Prabir Sen. Till August 26 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue, #2283 3176; 2 pm - 7 pm: View from the Edge, an exhibition celebrating Independence Day. Featuring works by Achutan Kudallur, Amitabh Sengupta, Ashit Paul, Atin Basak, Babu Xavier, Dattatraya Apte, Dhiraj Chowdhury, P. Gopinath, Paritosh Sen, Pulak Sanpui, R.B. Bhaskaran, Samir Aich, Sanat Kar, Sanatan Dinda, Sekhar Roy, Sohini Dhar, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Surya Prakash and Shuvaprasanna. Till August 27 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #2475 2275; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chitrakoot presents 99 names of Allah, an exhibition of paintings and prints by Reyhani Akan. Till August 30 (except Saturdays) at Galerie La Mere, 3 Regent Park; 4 pm - 8 pm: Freedom— an exhibition of the works of 33 eminent artists. Till August 30 at the gallery of Society of Contemporary Artists, 398 Rashbehari Avenue &, Bypass Connector Road, Tribarna bus stop, #98300 07871; 3 pm - 8 pm: Monsoon, a show of small format works. Participating artists: Aditya Basak, Amitabha Banerjee, Atanu Bhattacharya, Atin Basak, B.R. Panesar, Bimal Kundu, Dipak Banerjee, Ganesh haloi, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Manik Talukdar, Manoj Dutta, Manoj Mitra, Manu Parekh, Niranjan Pradhan, Partha Dasgupta, Pradip Maitra, Sandhan Chakraborty, Sailen Mitra, Sanat Kar, Suhas Roy, Sunil Das, Sunil Kr. Das and Swapan Kr. Das. Till August 31 at Galerie Karma, P-505 Keyatola Road, #24636731/32; 11 am - 7 pm: Boundless, an exhibition of recent works of Partha Pratim Deb and Manas Roy (Roymans). Till August 31 at Photographers’ Gallery, 59A Southend Park, #6540 6499; 3 pm - 8 pm: Unity in Diversity — an ensemble of paintings, sculptures and photographs: Participants: B.R. Panesar, Nikhilesh Das, Sanatan Dinda, Harilal Sahoo, Harimohan Baguli and Nabyendu Chattopadhyay. Till September 4 (except Sundays) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: Constructing the Present — featuring the works by Manjari Chakravarti, Tapati Chowdhury, Chhatrapati Dutta, S. Gopinath, Jehangir Jani, Mahbubur Rahman, Rajeswara Rao, Partha Shaw, Deepak Tandon, Tanmoy Samanta and Babu Xavier. Till September 30 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #6550 8418; 10.30 am - 7 pm: The Persistence of Form, featuring works by Suhas Roy, Prakash Karmakar, Shyamal Mukherjee, Aditya Basak, Bratin Khan, Sanatan Dinda, Gourango Beshai, Swapan Das, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Sibsaday Chaudhuri, Atin Basak and others.


August 21 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Taki Natyam will stage its latest production, Good Morning Nishikanto. Drama & direction: Ramaprasad Banik. August 21 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6 pm: EZCC’s mothly theatre show: Ballavpurer Roopkatha, a Nandipat production, directed by Prakash Bhattacharya. August 21 at Aikatan, IA 290 Salt Lake; 6 pm: Shakuntalam — a play in Sanskrit by Surbahar. August 22 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Pancham Vaidic presents its latest production, Narokiyo, inspired by Sartre’s No Exit. Drama & direction: Arpita Ghosh. August 23 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Mukti, a Rangakarmee production in Bengali, based on Mahasweta Devi’s story. Direction & acting: Usha Ganguli.


August 21 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Sarvabhutananda will speak in Hindi on Manas Mein Sri Rama Ka Charitra. Till August 22 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Sanskriti Sagar hosts a lecture in English by Jaya Row on Bhagavad Gita - Ch. VI. August 21 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Samshuddhananda will speak in Bengali on Mandukya-Karika. August 21 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 7.10 pm: Discourse on SriMa Sarada Punthi by Swami Snehamayananda.


August 21 & 22 at Birla Academy; 5.30 pm: Ustad Bahadur Khan Music Circle presents its 20th annual music conference. Aug. 21: Bhajan by Arpita Polley, Kathak dance by Mamata Dey, and sarod by Bidyut Khan. Aug. 22: Bhajan by Lata Prasad, guitar by Vidya Mukherjee, vocal by Abarna Chatterjee, sitar by Tapan Mallick, and vocal by Sandip Bhattacharya. August 21 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: An evening of creative dance, organised by Dhrubajyoti Basu Visual Arts. August 23 at Science City Auditorium; 6.30 pm: The students of Ananda Shankar Centre for Performing Arts will present a dance programme in celebration of the institution’s 21st anniversary. August 23 at Calcutta School of Music; 6.30 pm: Ranan, in association with Open Doors, presents the 2008 edition of Ankur, a platform for young dancers. Participants: Miti Desai (Mumbai; Mohiniyattam), Tansusree Das (Calcutta; Manipuri) and Aishwarya Narayanaswamy (Chennai; Bharata Natyam).


Till August 24 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road, #2455 6942/43: A Festival of Films and Video Art from China — an eclectic mix of award-winning features and documentaries from China. Fifth Generation Filmmakers: August 21, 6.30 pm: Peacock (Dir: Changwei Gu; 144 min.). August 22, 6.30 pm: Blind Shaft (Dir: Yang Li; 92 min.). August 23, 2 pm: 7 to 400 Blows (Dir: Ming-liang Tsai; 116 min.); at 5 pm: A Confucian Confusion (Dir: Edward Yang; 125 min.). August 24, 2 pm: Small Station (Dir: Chien-ping Lin; 29 min.); at 3 pm: A Brighter Summer Day (Dir: Edward Yang; 237 min.). Till August 21 at Inox Forum; 8.50 pm: Inox Leisure Ltd, Paladir Pictures and Embassy of Sweden present Remembering Bergman - A Retriospective. Today: The Devil’s Eye.


August 24 at Vivek Sangha Auditorium; 2.30 pm onwards: Quiz Maniacs Society and Barasat Sanskrit Parishad are iorganising their annual quiz contest, School Quiz Festival, for two-member teams from schools. Details with Pijush (98304 95857) or Nandi (99030 22117). August 24 at Subhas Institute Hall, Barasat: Barasat Quizzards’ Forum hosts Quiz Olympiad 2008 for any two-member teams from (1) schools (upto class XII) and (2) open-to-all. For details, contact Partha Gupta (98303 18721), Selim Ahmed (94337 29341), Indranil Nag (98365 66540) or e-mail to


Till August 21 at Calcutta Ice Skating Rink; 10 am - 8 pm: Rotary Club of Central Calcutta presents The Good Life, an exhibition of art, sculpture, traditional wear, precious and semi-precious jewellery, crystalware decor, lifestyle products, building material, etc. to support Apnalay, a home for senior citizens. Till August 30 at F-17 Dakshinapan, Dhakuria, #2423 7625: LePakshi (Andhra Pradesh Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd) hosts Mangalagiri Festival, a display of Andhra Pradesh handloom products. Till August 30 at Green House, Tollygunge Metro Station, #2471 6595: Festival of hand-embroidered sarees, kurtis and salwar suits. Till August 31 at Gharoya Boutique, 1/57B Dover Place, #2461 9051; 10 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of sarees, salwar kameez, tops, mekhlas and kurtas.


August 27, 29, 30 & 31 at Nehru Children’s Museum; 3 pm - 6 pm: A four-day workshop on Aesthetic Therapy through Music and Dance based on the works of Rabindranath Tagore. Participants should be above 16 years of age. To be conducted by Aniruddha Sinha and Dr Mandar Mukhopadhyay. Organised by Nehru Children’s Museum in association with Antara Psychiatric Centre, Gobindapur, 24 Parganas (South).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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