Timeout 20-09-2010

Jewels from Jaipur

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 20.09.10
Jewels from Jaipur
A favourite lifestyle and couture destination in the city, 85 Lansdowne is ready to display its festive collection of jewellery, with a special showing at the store from faraway Jaipur. Presented by Gem Plaza, Jaipur, this promises to be one of a kind for the season. Over the last four decades, Gem Plaza has been synonymous with quality, trust and beauty. Its tradition of excellence and uncompromising pursuit of perfection has established it as a creative design house for jewellery and artifacts. Known for its fine gemstone and intricate jewellery craftsmanship since 1727, the era of Sawai Jaisingh, Jaipur has seen the emergence of this art and has achieved global acceptance. Gem Plaza has absorbed the essence of this heritage and acclaimed appreciation for its finely crafted Jadau, Kundan and gemstone jewellery from its clientele spread all over India, UK, USA and other parts of Europe. And now, they bring this exquisite collection to the city with a dazzling collection of festive pieces at surprisingly affordable ranges. While the magical craftsmanship in perfectly-cut diamonds and fine-coloured gemstones speaks of sleek modernity, the traditional pieces in Kundan and Jadau depict royal heritage. This private showing at 85 Lansdowne promises to be a unique experience of the vivid culture of Jaipur.

Event: 85 Lansdowne exhibition of exquisite jewellery by Gem Plaza, Jaipur When: September 20 & 21; 11 am - 7.30 pm Where: 85 Lansdowne, 85B Sarat Bose Road


Till September 20 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chitrankan Art School presents its 10th annual exhibition. September 20 - 24 at Gallery Chemould, 12F Park Street; 2 pm - 8 pm: Face — the 2nd solo exhibition of paintings by Kanika Dhar. September 20 - 25 at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery, 7 Chittaranjan Avenue, 1st floor; 2 pm - 7 pm: Exhibition of paintings by Subhadip Chakraborty. Inauguration at 4 pm. Till September 22 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Exhibition of paintings by Debamitra Chowdhury. Till September 22 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery-B; 3 pm - 8 pm: Exhibition of paintings by Hemanta Sur, Uddhriti Das, Shib Sankar Das and Sunil Shaw. Till September 30 (except Sunday) at Akar Prakar, P 238 Hindustan Park, 2464 2617; 2 pm - 7 pm: Parables of Our Times — recent works by Mahbubur Rahman & Tayeba Begum Lipi. Till September 30 (except Sunday) at Ahuja Museum for Arts, 26 Lee Road, ground floor, #40034974; 12 noon - 7 pm: Asian Art II — paintings by artists from Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam from the museum’s collection. Till September 30 at ECA Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Nina Das. Till September 30 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, 2475 2275; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Jamini Roy. Till September 30 at Bodhi Tree Monastery of Art, 48/44 Swiss Park, #2424 6534; 4 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by the winners of Bengal Art Talent Hunt 2010. Till October 3 (except Mondays & October 2) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 1st floor & 3rd floor; 3 pm - 8 pm: Besides Paris, an exhibition of works by 18 Indian artists living in Paris. Curated by Shaheen Merali. Till October 5 (except Sundays) at Gallery Nakshatra, 2/1 Outram Street, 2nd floor, 2289 2982/83; 12 noon - 7.30 pm: Aquarelle — a watercolour show by Jacky Pearson and Pavithra Devadutta. Till October 16 at Tejas Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, 9830049825: Art of the Small — an exhibition of the works by a group of artists painting on very small canvases, each bringing his own unique perception and style to his work, using the medium of his choice. Till October 31 (except Sundays) at Experimenter, 2/1 Hindusthan Road, 2463 0465 / 4001 2289; 11 am - 7 pm: Experimenter presents Say Everything, an exhibition which comments on the role of ‘privacy’ and its dwindling need to be a part of our individual or collective well-being in modern society and examines this from social, political & personal context. Featuring new work by a group of young artists: Baptist Coelho, Pushkar Thakur, Sajad Malik, Shreyas Karle and Sukanya Ghosh.


September 20 at Gyan Manch; 6 pm: Little Thespian, which turns 17 today, will stage Katha Collage comprising three stories: Ek Vrishchik Ki Diary by Sheo Jhunjhunwala; Bajia Tum Kiyon Roti Ho by Muzaffar Hanfi; and Suiyoonwali Bibi by Iqbal Majid. Design & direction: Uma Jhunjhunwala. September 20 at Sree Thyagaraja Hall, P-530 Raja Basanta Roy Road; 6.30 pm: The concluding evening of a festival of Tamil plays being staged by United Visuals, Chennai. Today: Re(a)el Estate by Vedham Puthithu Kannan. Organised by Rasika Ranjana Sabha. September 20 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Purba-Paschim presents Patol Babu Film Star, based on a story by Satyajit Ray. Drama & direction: Ramaprasad Banik. September 20 at Academy of Fine Arts; 7 pm: Ganakrishti presents Tashkar Brittanto. Direction: Amitava Dutta.


September 20 at Rabindra Sadan; 4.30 pm: Suro-O-Loke presents a programme of Tagore songs from films to be rendered by distinguished artistes, and a solo presentation of Imaney Kedaray Behage Baharey (Tagore songs and the corresponding ragas). Also, video recordings of Debabrata Biswas and Santidev Ghosh will be screened and their audio recordings will also be played. September 24 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Prajna presents Rabi Lekha-Mala, an evening of solo recitation by Pranati Tagore.


September 20 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: Dr Sitanath Goswami will speak in Bengali on Panchadashi. September 20 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Omkaratmananda will speak on Yogavashisthasar. September 20 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Ritananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasanga. September 20 at Ramakrishna Mancha, Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House and Cultural Centre, 3 Gour Mohan Mukherjee Street; 7 pm: Swami Satyapriyananda will speak on Vivekachudamani. September 20 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Dr Bhupendra Nath Seal will speak on Patriot Swami Abhedananda. September 20 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake; 7 pm: Swami Pootananda will speak on Srimad Bhagavad Gita.


September 20 at The Library, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 6.30 pm: British Council hosts the launch of Sanjoy Ganguly’s latest book Jana Sanskriti Forum Theatre and Democracy in India, Routledge London. The book will be launched by Professor Bharati Ray, vice-president, ICCR, to be followed by a short performance by theatre group Jana Sanskriti.


Till October 13 at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers, 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, 2485 8717/8509; 11 am - 8 pm: Art in Life 2010 — an exhibition of saris, jewellery, exclusive fashion & lifestyle textiles, brocade handbags, T-shirts, masks, decorative arts, furniture, and carpets/dhurries. Till October 3 at City Centre, Salt Lake (Kund) & City Centre, New Town (Celebration Square); 11 am - 7 pm: City Centre, in association with t2, hosts City Centre Puja Shopping Festival 2010. Till September 20 at Emami Tower, 687 Anandapur, EM Bypass; 10 am - 7 pm: Emami Chisel Art hosts Royalty Redefined — a lifestyle exhibition from Rajasthan showcasing a collection of royal splendour: silver furniture, jewellery, silver artefacts and curios. September 20 - October 13 (except October 2) at Central Cottage Industries emporium, 7 Jawaharlal Nehru Road; 10 am - 7 pm: Pre-Puja exhibition of exclusive saris in cotton & silk procured from master weavers of different regions of India. Till September 20 at Sasha shop, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street, 22521586; Monday - Saturday 10 am - 7 pm, Sunday 10 am - 1 pm: Sasha presents its garments and accessories exhibition, Paroma. The collection includes embroidered silks and cottons, block prints and khari, stoles, jewellery and other accessories. Also, a collection from Sonam Dubal. Till September 20 at 10 Satyen Dutta Road, #2465 1697; 11 am - 8 pm: Toontooni’s exhibition of exclusive handloom saris, Mekhla-chadar sets, Punjabis and Kantha items. Till September 26 at Sravasti, 14/97 Golf Club Road, Tollyguge, 24734546; 2 pm - 8 pm: KeyaChaitali’s exclusive fair of kurtas, photuas, short kurtas, T-shirts, salwar-kurtas, wrap-around sets, Saradins, Nakshi Kantha, batik, appliqued, block-printed cotton & silk saris, dopattas & scarves, blouse pieces, costume jewellery and bags. Till September 27 at P-249 Purna Das Road, 40086878; 11 am - 8 pm: Darbari’s exhibition of handloom, embroidered & block-printed saris, fabrics, suits, tops, skirts, dupattas, stoles and men’s wear.


September 25 at 1/A Asutosh Mookerji Road, 404 Elgin Chamber, 32945127: Workshop/seminar on Art to Jewellery Designing to be conducted by Pooja J. Gandhi. October 1 at Cards n Scraps, Alipore & Southern Avenue: Workshop in Quilling, Punch Craft and various paper related crafts for children and adults. Contact 9831004695, 9830932575 for details.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-700001; Fax: 2234-8244

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