Bengals best and brightest
- Published 9.07.10
ARTTill August 14 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers (2nd floor), 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, #2485 8717 / 2485 8509; Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Summer Show 2010. Featuring works by Manas Acharya, Akhilesh, Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Sumitro Basak, Shipra Bhattacharya, Bhuribai, Tapas Biswas, Sakti Burman, Jayasri Burman, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Jogen Chowdhury, Sougata Das, Chandan Das, Meera Devidayal, Anju Dodiya, Debraj Goswami, Ramendranath Kastha, Bhupen Khakhar, Goutam Khamaru, Bimal Kundu, Subrata Kundu, Paresh Maity, Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Asim Pal, Niranjan Pradhan, Mona Rai, Satyajit Roy, Suhas Roy, Sarbari Roy Chowdhury, Kingshuk Sarkar, Ajit Seal, Shakila, Lalu Prosad Shaw, Shuvaprasanna, Mayank Kumar Shyam, Paramjit Singh, T. Vaikuntam, Yusuf and others. Till July 10 at Gallery K2, 35 Lansdowne Terrace; 11 am - 7 pm: Continuing to Dream — an exhibition of recent works by Katayun Saklat. Till July 11 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 2nd floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: Sparsh presents its first group exhibition featuring works by Debasree Mukherjee, Soumi Raj Roy, Bibek Kalyan Roy, Mrinmayee Dey, Santu Mudi, Santanu Chatterjee, Jotish Mistry, Atryee Bhattacharya, Ranjit Das, Ajay Majumder, Amit Deb Nath and Debasis Bera. Till July 12 at Floatel Art Gallery, 9/10 Calcutta Jetty, Strand Road; 12 noon - 10 pm: Windows on the River — an exhibition of paintings on the theme of World Cup Football. Featuring works by Samir Aich, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Debabrata Chakraborty, Arup Das, Sanjay Manna, Prabir Bagchi, Biswajit Paul, Bikash Nath and Arpan Das. Till July 12 at Gallery 79, 79 Raja Basanta Roy Road; 4 pm - 7.30 pm: Shilpa Bhavna presents monsoon exhibition of prints. Till July 14 (except Sunday) at Gallery Nakshatra, 2nd floor, 2/1 Outram Street, #2289 2982; 11.30 am - 7.30 pm: Soundaryam — paintings by eminent artists from south India. Till July 15 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #2475 2275; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chitrakoot presents an exhibition of doodles, drawings and paintings of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. Till July 15 at Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: A group exhibition of paintings. Till July 17 (except Sunday) at Aakriti Art Gallery, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #2289 3027/5041; 12 noon - 7 pm: Inscriptions in Bronze: Sculptures of Tapas Biswas. Till July 18 (except Sundays) at Mon Art Gallery, 6 Hungerford Street, Regency - 3rd floor, #2289 5438; 11 am - 7 pm: Abreast Totems — an exhibition of recent paintings by Vasudevan Akkitham, B.V .Suresh, Bhrigu Sharma, Debasree Das, Deepak Kannal, Haraprasad Tripathy, Haresh Dropal, Indrapramit Roy, Kumar Jasakiya, Kundan Mondal, Mayyur Kailash Gupta, Nilotpal Sinha, Pooja Panchal, Rahul Mukharjee, M. Sashidharan, Shivani Bhalla, Susanta Pal and Uday Mondal. Till July 21 (except Sundays) at Akar Prakar, P-238 Hindustan Park, #2464-2617/3843; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of recent work by S.H. Raza. Till July 24 (except Sundays & national holidays) at Harrington Mansions, Suite 5+25B, 2nd floor, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, #22829220/21; 12 noon - 8 pm: The Harrington Street Arts Centre presents Writing Visuals, an exhibition of drawings curated by Adip Dutta. Featuring works by Vivan Sundaram, Jogen Chowdhury, Partha Pratim Deb, Kishore Chatterjee, Jayashree Chakraborty, Samir Roy, N.N. Rimzon, Dilip Ranade, Alex Matthew, Sudhir Patwardhan, Mithu Sen, Adip Dutta, Debnath Basu, Paula Sengupta and Manisha Parekh. Till July 25 (except Mondays) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: Svikriti, a group exhibition of the works of award winners at the Annual Exhibition 2010 of BAAC. Participating artists: Amit Kr. Debnath, Chandraval Mukherjee, Kalyan Chakraborty, Kaushik Raha, Manidipa Saha, Sayantani Datta, Sujit Das and Sushanta Kumar Maharana.
DRAMAJuly 9 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Gobardanga Shilpayan, to mark its 30 years, presents a talk on Professionalsim in Theatre by Rudraprasad Sengupta, followed by the staging of the play, Khwaab (Dir: Ashis Chattopadhyay). July 9 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30 pm: Blank Verse will premiere its new production, All Izz Well. Drama & direction: Raja Bhattacharya. July 11 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Salt Lake Theatre presents Nirup Mitra’s Chuti Nei (Dir: Hirak Suvra Chatterjee) and Manoj Mitra’s Banojochna (Dir: Pannalal Moitra).
MEMORIAL LECTUREJuly 9 at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, 3 Regent Park; 6 pm: Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak will deliver this year’s Dilip Kumar Roy Memorial Lecture on To Construct a Personal Past: Pages from a Memoir. Hosted jointly by Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, Calcutta and Hari Krishna Mandir Trust, Pune.
TALKJuly 9 at Ramakrishna Mission Insititute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Professor Sabyasachi Bhattacharya will speak in English on Swami Vivekananda’s Historical Vision. July 9 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake; 7 pm: Swami Achyutananda will speak on Rathyatra Prasanga.
PERFORMING ARTSJuly 9 at Plush, The Astor Hotel; 9 pm: Live Salsa Session with the group, Vive la Salsa, anlong with Salsero Aditya Upadhya. July 10 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: Bhavna presents an evening of Tagore songs and readings. Participants: Paramita Biswas, Bratati Bandyopadhyay, Rakhi Sen, Lopamudra Mitra, Sraboni Sen, Sharmila Basu and Sasha Ghoshal. Tickets at 24557845 & at hall, 11 am - 7 pm. July 10 at Aikatan, EZCC, Salt Lake; 6 pm: Sa re ga ma HMV presents Aei Kotha Boley Pran, an evening of Tagore songs by Sudeshna Sanyal Rudra and Biswarup Rudra. Compere: Madhumita Basu.
BOOK LAUNCHJuly 9 at Starmark, South City Mall; 7 pm: Starmark and HarperCollins Publishers India host the launch of Potato CHIPS, the debut novel of teenager Anshuman Mohan, who will read excerpts from the book and be in conversation with chief guest, educationist and quizzard Barry O’ Brien. An honest, in-your-face story of school life and adolescence — the highs, the lows, the pranks, the exams, the friendships and the fights — Potato CHIPS is crisp and smart, fresh and funny. July 10 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place; 6 pm: Launch of Faces of Indian Art by veteran photographer Nemai Ghosh along with his felicitation by Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal M.K.Narayanan.
EXHIBITIONTill July 10 at Astha, 19 Lake Road; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: Exhibition of Lakhnawi chikan saris, suit material, kurtits, tops, etc. Till July 17 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 11 am - 8 pm: The Art of the Book: Digital collages by Sunandini Banerjee.
WORKSHOPJuly 9 - 11 at Senator Hotel, 15 Camac Street; 9 am - 6 pm: Workshop on Basic Clinical Hypnotherapy, conducted by California Hypnosis Institute of India. Learn how the mind works, how we block ourselves with our limiting belief systems and how to overcome them. Advance registration is required. Contact 9830129292. July 10 at British Council; 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm: (1) Mask Making: A workshop for the age group, 6yrs to 9 yrs. (2) 5 pm - 7 pm: Grow my Mind! A workshop on pwersonality development for the age group 10 yrs - 14 yrs. Both workshops are by registration only. For more information, contact Aparna Bhattacharya on 22825370. July 10 at 8 Camac Street, Santiniketan Building; 4 pm - 6 pm: Zee Institute of Creative Arts (ZICA) is organising a workshop on freehand sketching. For registration, call 22820123 / 9331720675. July 10 at Kriya Studio, 26/3 Ballygunge Circular Road; 8 am - 10.30 am: (1) Click Away Total - Beginners’ photography weekend workshop every Saturday & Sunday. (2) 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm: Salsa - Free trial class by Soviet and Satyaki (Mambo City), Also, basic Latin dancing with Meringue, Cha Cha Cha, Bachata and Afro Cuban movements. For registration & details, call 9830379166All 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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