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Life is beautiful
Portraying the many forms and hues of life in their different aspects, the ongoing exhibition of photographs presents a delightful rediscovery of the truth that beauty exists in all familiar and unfamiliar objects of life. Mala Mukerjee relies on her senses while choosing subjects to capture with her camera. Rather than explore a particular theme, she images anything that catches her fancy. This show, which features her recent works, has pictures that are products of chance encounters. They represent her search for beauty in the most trivial things that clutter our everyday lives. Smita Barooah Sanyal’s work focuses on the interplay of form, colour and texture. Compiled from her travels around India and Singapore, her images depict mundane architectural structures whose beauty is lost to our heedless eyes. The photographs of Suparno Banerjee are part of a series that continues his exploration of forms in nature. They examine the threshold of human perception in an attempt to detect the point at which a familiar object loses its familiarity and appears strange, exotic and obscure.

Event: An exhibition of photographs by Mala Mukerjee, Smita Barooah Sanyal and Suparno Banerjee When: Till April 19; 4 pm - 8 pm Where: Birla Academy of Art and Culture, 108 Southern Avenue, 4th floor gallery

Art

Till April 18 at CIMA Gallery; 2 pm - 7 pm: Through the Eye of a Needle — recent works by Shreyasi Chatterjee. Till April 18 at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; 11 am - 7 pm: Intersection — works by Anand Prakash, Satyajit Roy and Sougata Das. Till April 18 at Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd, 687 Anandapur EM Bypass, #40113182/3; 11 am - 7 pm: Art Against Terrorism, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Till April 18 at Ram Dulari Park, 13/1 Ballygunge Park Road; 1 pm - 9 pm: Active Volcanoes — a group show featuring paintings, sculpture, installation and video art by the artists of Hue ’n’ I. Till April 18 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Dilip Kumar Das, Indira Halder, Partha Shree Chanda and Pradipta Shankar Das. Till April 18 at Shree Art Gallery, 11 Gurusaday Road, Kusum Apartment, Flat no. 61, #30222040; 3 pm - 7 pm: Colours of Spring — an exhibition of paintings by well-known artists. Till April 19 at Taj Bengal; 10 am - 11 pm: Adekha Dekha — an exhibition of paintings by Dhiren Sasmal. Till April 19 at Bose Pacia, 18 Park Street, #40010148; 11 am - 7 pm: The works of Hema Upadhyay. Till April 21 (except Sunday) at Aakriti Art Gallery, Orbit Enclave, 1st floor, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #22893027; 12 noon - 7 pm: Chisel Crafts Pvt. Ltd presents Khoj Kolkata: Art Against Terrorism. Participating artists: Abhijit Gupta, Chhatrapati Dutta, Sanjeet Choudhury, Dr Paula Sengupta, Tamal Mitra, Dipyaman Kar, Srikanta Paul and Saikat Surai. Till April 25 at Artists Circle Gallery, 46 Circus Avenue, #2283 3176; 3 pm - 8 pm: Parampara — an exhibition of recent works by Anita Roy Chowdhury and Subhendu Sarkar. Till April 30 at Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: ...and Nature — an exhibition of recent watercolours and mixed media works by Suman Kabiraj. Till April 30 (except Sunday) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: Rokeya Sultana: Mixed Media and Gouache. Till April 30 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #65508418; 10.30 am - 7 pm: The Rhythm of Colour — works by Subrata Gangopadhyay, Suhas Roy, Prakash Karmakar, Shyamal Mukherjee, Samir Paul, Bratin Khan, Sanatan Dinda, Gourango Beshai, Sibsaday Chaudhuri, Atin Basak and others. Till April 30 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B Middleton Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: Connoisseurs’ Choice — an exhibition of paintings by Arpan Bhowmik, Arunabha Karmakar, Bratin Khan, Dewashish Das, Hari Sadhan Dey, Partha Pratim Deb, Sanatan Dinda, Shyamal Mukherjee, Subhendu Porel, Subrata Das, Suchismita Sahoo, Suhas Roy, Sukanta Das, Sutapa Khan and sculptures by Banasri Khan. Till May 20 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 2 pm - 8 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents Somnath Hore: Bronzes, Drawings, Watercolours — an exhibition of the works of Somnath Hore.

DRAMA

April 17, 18 & 19 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Ranan will present its latest production, Equus, a dance and theatre staging of Peter Shaffer’s landmark play. Direction: Vikram Iyengar. April 18 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Drishyapat presents Aguner Barnamala, with Debshankar Haldar and Rita Dutta Chakraborty in the lead. Direction: Anirban Bhattacharya. April 19 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Rangakarmee presents Chehre, directed by Azhar Alam. April 19 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Bohurupee presents Birjasulka. Dir: Tulika Das. April 19 at Sujata Sadan; 6.30 pm: Samstab presents Gunadharer Asukh. Direction: Dwijen Bandopadhyay.

PERFORMING ARTS

April 17 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 7 pm: Sangeet Ashram presents A Bandish Baithak featuring Ustad Md. Sayeed Khan (of the famed Khan Brothers of Bombay, now residing in Holland) and Amir Md. Khan (of Jaipur, presenting rare compositions of Agra gharana). Accompanied by Zafar Md. Khan on the tabla.

INTERACTIVE SESSION

April 17 at The Palladian Lounge (Third Level), Bengal Chamber Building; 4.30 pm: The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry hosts an interactive session with Beth A. Payne, Consul General of USA in Calcutta. Topic: US Economic Policy under President Obama.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till April 17 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: 1st Chhayapath All India Salon of Digital Photography 2009. Till April 19 at 46 Satish Mukherjee Road, Calcutta 26; 2 pm - 8 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts and Tasveer present an exhibition of photographs by Shadi Ghadirian.

TALK

April 17 at Garg House, 11A/1D East Topsia Road (near Boat Club); 5.30 pm: Korak Day speak on Indian Action for youth under 17. B> n April 17 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Jushtananda will speak in Bengali on Bhagavat Katha. April 17 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Sasanka Bhusan Bandyopadhyay will speak on Chandogya Upanishad.

EXHIBITION

Till April 18 at Finesse, 11/1B New Road, Alipore; 11 am - 7 pm: Calcutta Fashion Week designer Sujata Sarawgi showcases tussar printed / kantha / woven saris. Till April 18 at 8/2 Loudon Street, 2nd floor, #2281 1524/7840: Earthy Myth presents a Poila Baishakh sari bazaar of kota, organza and chiffons. Till April 19 at The Kolkata Store, City Centre; 10.30 am - 8.30 pm: The Kolkata Store, in association with Aaleya, presents The Kolkata Candle Festival. Featuring a wide array of decorative and aromatic candles created by Bonnya Bose and her team. Till April 20 at Banaraswala, 45/4A Chakraberia Road (S), Bhowanipore, #32911918; 11 am - 8 pm: A collection of Banarasi fabrics. Till April 30 (except Sunday) at Lepakshi Handicrafts Emporium, F-17 Dakshinapan, Dhakuria; 11.30 am - 7.30 pm: Andhra Pradesh Handicrafts Development Corporation presents a collection of saris like Mangalgiri, Gadwal and Chanderi, and handicrafts like Bidris, Kondapally, toys and brass statues. Till April 30 at P-249 Purna Das Road, #24644027; 11 am - 8 pm: Darbari is holding an exhibition, Agomoni, showcasing a summer collection of saris, salwar-suits, kurtis, skirts, accessories and an all-new men’s chic ethnic collection.

TRIBUTE

April 17 at Calcutta School of Music, Sandré Hall; 7 pm: Ajoy Ray pays a tribute to the recently deceased modern jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, for the Jazz Listeners’ Forum.

WORKSHOP

April 17 - 19 at Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street; 3.30 pm - 6.30 pm: Back to the Roots — a three-day workshop (for the age group: 6 yrs - 12 yrs) theatre, craft, games and Fakiri songs. For registration, call 9831442177, 9830021628.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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