Timeout 15-06-2011

Art and tradition

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 15.06.11
Art and tradition
In spite of its heat and dust, summer can also bring a lot of colour and happiness to our lives. Summer flowers are in full bloom, filling our gardens and sidewalks with their fresh, sweet fragrance. As an ode to summer and its benevolence, Chitrakoot presents Summer Oasis, the ongoing group show of paintings by well-known artists. Featuring works by early, middle and late 20th century masters as well as contemporary artists, the collection on show covers the entire corpus of creative activity during these periods. The works of the different decades, besides bearing definite traces of the evolution and development of form and style, have references to diverse, interesting themes. Participating artists include Abanindranath Tagore, Atul Bose, B.P. Banerjee, Chintamoni Kar, Chittoprasad, Sunayani Devi, Gaganendranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Hemen Mazumdar, J.P. Ganguly, Jamini Roy, Manindra Bhusan Gupta, M.F. Husain, Nandalal Bose, Nikhil Biswas, Prakash Karmakar, Ramkinkar Baij, Ranada Ukil, Somnath Hore, Suhas Roy, Zainul Abedin, Chanchal Mukherjee, Manoj Mitra and Pradip Maitra.

Event: An exhibition of paintings by well-known masters When: Till June 18; 3pm - 8pm Where: Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road


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. Till June 15 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: An exhibition of watercolours by Joydeep Chatterjee. Till June 15 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: Spectrum 09, a group of contemporary young artists, presents its second art show. Participating artists: Subhankar Biswas, Ranjit Kumar Bor, Abak Kundu, Gourav Pal, Moupia Chakraborty, Baishali Sarkar, Soumen Das, Prosenjit Nath, Tarun Rit and Shibram Das. Till June 15 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South ‘B’ Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: Praner Katha — a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Samiran Dey. Till June 15 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South ‘A’ Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Painters Eye. Participating artists: Joydeep Ghosh, Biswajit Mitra, Subha Basu, Sahitya Mondal and Goutam Sarkar. Till June 15 at ECA Art Walk, South City Mall; 12noon - 8pm: An exhibition of watercolour paintings by Subrata Paul. Till June 22 (except Thursdays) at Gallery Gold, 11 Abdul Rasul Avenue, 9432359581; 2pm - 9pm: World of Art International Exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Showcasing works by Paritosh Sen, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Jogen Chowdhury, Alexandre Tokarev, Christian Schutz, Paresh Maity, Prakash Karmakar, Wasim R. Kapoor, Prabir Sen, Manas Roy (Roymans), Samir Aich, Rupchand Kundu, Renee Middelkoop and others. Till June 26 (except Sundays) at Tejas Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road; 12.30pm - 7.30pm: An exhibition of the works by Tanay Kumar Paul. Till June 30 (except Sundays) 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.


June 15 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30pm: Theatre Workshop presents Goenda Poabaro. Drama: Anil Saha. Direction: Kamal Manna. Till June 19 at Khardah Rabindra Bhavan: Theatre Platform presents Experimental Space Theatre Festival 2011. Today: Charu, produced by Drishyapat and directed by Anirban Bhattacharya. June 15 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30pm: Nat-Ranga will stage Snuopoka, written and directed by Sohan Bandopadhyay. June 15 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30pm: To raise funds for the treatment of make-up artiste Debasis Chatterjee, Renaissance will stage Kaal Kothri, directed by Aloke Chakravorty. June 15 at Girish Mancha; 6.30pm: Samstab will stage its latest production, Manaschakshu. Drama: Ujjwal Chattopadhyay. Direction & performance: Dwijen Bandyopadhyay. June 15 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30pm: Rupantar, Gobardanga presents its latest production, Chhuti. Drama & direction: Subhashis Roychowdhury. June 16 & 17 at The Creative Arts Studio; 7pm: The Creative Arts Studio presents the students’ year-end production, When things go bump in the night…, inspired by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s short stories. Directed by Ramanjit Kaur. To book your seat, call 9830775677. June 17 at Academy of Fine Arts & June 19 at Girish Mancha; 6.30pm: Nandikar will stage Madhabi. Drama: Bhisma Sahni. Adaptation, music & direction: Swatilekha Sengupta. Acting: Rudraprasad Sengupta, Debshankar Halder, Parthapratim Deb, Sumanta Ganguly and Sohini Sengupta. June 18 & 19 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre; 7pm: The Red Curtain presents Charlotte Keatley’s My Mother Said I Never Should / Ma Bolechhe Korishna. Adaptation and direction: Shuktara Lal. For donor passes contact 9831171401. Proceeds to Hamari Muskan, an NGO that provides mainstream education to the children of sex workers.


June 15 at Indumati Sabhagriha, Jadavpur Vidyapith; 5.30pm: Saptak presents Spirit of Raga: Raag-Roopey Rabindra-Nazrul. Featuring Rabindrasangeet & classical vocal by Subhamita Dey and Sayari Das; and Nazrulgeeti & sitar by Rita Sarkar and Chandrachur Bhattacharjee. June 15 at Aikatan, EZCC, IA-290, Sectoer 3, Salt Lake; 6.30pm: Songs of Atulprasad, Rajanikanta and DL Roy by Maitreyee Majumdar and participants of her workshop. June 15 at Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 6.30pm: ICCR Calcutta presents, in its Horizon Series, a recital of classical ragas on the slide guitar by Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay. June 16 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6pm: A vocal recital by Sameehan Kashalkar with Sanjoy Adhikari (tabla) and Sarwar Hussain (sarangi). To be followed by the screening of Usha Deshpande’s Khayal (courtesy: Films Division, Government of India). June 17 at Birla Academy; 7pm: Santiniketan Puratani is organising a musical soiree, Aabar Esechhe Aashar, under the guidance of Purnima Ghosh, Urmila Ghosh and Sarmistha Dasgupta.


June 15 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6pm: Swami Ishatmananda will speak in Bengali on Vedanta O Hindu Dharma. June 15 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake; 7pm: Swami Gatabhayanandaji Maharaj will speak on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita Prasanga. June 15 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, Abhedananda Memorial Lecture Hall; 7pm: Swami Buddhatmananda will speak on Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita. June 15 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 7pm: Indo-German Association, Calcutta hosts a lecture on Urban Area Pollution: Current Prospective by Dr Swapan Brahma.


June 15 at The Conclave Club, Rose Room; 10am - 6pm: D’autre is presenting a world of luxury, lifestyle and fashion all under one roof. Till June 19 at 8/2 Loudon Street, 2nd floor: Earthy Myths showcases a summer collection of dresses, kurtas and tops. Till June 20 at Ice Skating Rink; 11am - 8pm: Furniturex ’11 — a mega exhibition on home furniture. Till June 21 (except Sunday) at Weavers Studio, 5/1 Anil Moitra Road, 24408926/27; 9.30am - 6.30pm: A fresh summer collection of saris, sets, tunics, dupattas and stoles. Till June 30 (except Sundays) at Azura, CNK Tower, 3 Royd Street, near Burlington’s, 2227 2219, 2229 6764, 2229 8651; 11am - 6pm (Monday to Friday) & 11am - 4pm (Saturday): 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 July 3 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 11am - 8pm: Thieving Magpie — Digital collages by Sunandini Banerjee.


Till June 15 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: An exhibition of photographs by Anup Paul. Till June 24 (except Sunday) at The Harrington Street Arts Centre, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, No. 5 & 25B, 2nd floor, 2282 9220/21; 12noon - 7pm: Face of Bengal, an exhibition of photographs taken by the US Consul General in Calcutta, Beth A. Payne. Till June 30 (except Mondays and national holidays) in the Portrait Gallery, Victoria Memorial Hall; 10am - 5pm: Hoppé’s Santiniketan — an exhibition of photographs from 1929 by Emil Otto Hoppé.


June 15 - July 20 at Gatewayz, 27B Camac Street: Harfun — a crash course (20 classes) on grooming and finishing school for girls and ladies: Cooking, beauty & makeup, yoga, floral art, sari draping, etc. Call 9836665651. June 16 at Mama Mia, Ballygunge; 3pm - 5pm: Cake-making and decor workshop: Learn to bake, layer and decorate Black Forest Cake, Fresh Mango Gateau, Chocolate Truffle Cake. All eggless. Call 9830708456 to register. June 16 - 18 at Mocha, AJC Bose Road: Ace your Interviews (18 years onwards, specially freshers) to brush up on your skills and gear up to face the most challenging interviews. For details & registrations, call Smart Tree 9830863380 or 64991496. June 17 - 19 at Allenby Inn, 1/2 Allenby Road; 9am - 6pm: Workshop on Basic Clinical Hypnotherapy by Neerja Poddar on behalf of 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 required. Contact 9830129292. June 18 - July 10 at Smart Tree, New Alipore: Debating workshop (10 years onwards) over four weekends (Saturday & Sunday) to bring out the debater in you and to brush up your skills conducted by an eminent and dynamic faculty with experience in debating nationally and internationally. For details & registrations, call Smart Tree 9830863380 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.


June 19 at YMCA Chowringhee: General quiz for teams of four. QM Dhruv Mookerji. Prelims at 4.30pm. No entry fee. For details, contact quizfruit@gmail.com

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