Timeout 27-10-2011

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By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 27.10.11
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Watercolours are among the hardest of artistic techniques to master. However, Arup Lodh, Sandip Roy and Sudip Roy in Lyrical Journeys, the ongoing group show, have shown considerable expertise over this medium. To them, watercolours become the instruments of paintings of great refinement. Their works are emotionally vivid and capture the ephemeral reality of moods and moments. Each painting is a journey on its own, with its own destination. Looking at the works, one feels that they are expressions of the minds and hearts of three artists whose paintings embody an entire culture and tradition.

Event: A group exhibition of watercolour paintings When: Till October 29; 11am - 7.30pmWhere: Mon Art Gallerie, 6 Hungerford Street, Regency, 3rd floor

ART

October 27 - 31 (except Sunday) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road; 11am - 7pm: Mirrors, an exhibition of paintings by Abhisha Ghosh. Inauguration on October 27 at 6.30pm. Till October 27 at Gallery 79, 79 Raja Basanta Roy Road, 1st floor; 4pm - 7pm: Different Strokes - Season 3 — an exhibition of watercolours by Shyamal Sen. Till October 27 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: Diganto — the 16th solo exhibition of watercolours by Gautam Dey. Till October 27 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South ‘B’ Gallery; 4pm - 8pm: Colours of Fantasy — the second solo exhibition of paintings by Debika Mukherjee (a painting by her appears right). Till October 27 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South ‘A’ Gallery; 4pm - 8pm: Dialogue presents an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Vaskar Sheel, Chitra Mandal and Chandan Nayak. Till October 27 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: Image 2011 presents the third group exhibition of recent works of Dhritidipa Roy (Mondal), Manoj Chaki, Ashok Adhikary, Debnath Ghosh, Swapan Kumar Samanta, Chandan Bouldas, Ujjwal Kumar Saha and Biswanath Mondal. October 28 - 30 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 2nd floor; 3pm - 8pm: Birla Academy of Art & Culture presents Images & Reflections: Art for a cause. A group show of paintings by some well-known artists to raise funds for late Apto Bhattacharya’s family. Shuvaprasanna will inaugurate the exhibition on October 28 at 5.30pm. October 28 - November 3 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: A solo show by Subrata Ghosh. Inauguration by Shuvaprasanna and Samir Aich on October 28 at 6pm. October 28 - October 31 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3pm - 8pm: Sixth annual exhibition of paintings of Manjushree Art & Music School, Howrah. Till October 29 (except public holidays) at Gurusaday Museum Gallery, Bratacharigram, Joka; 11am - 4.30pm: An exhibition on Durga in Folk Art of Bengal. Till October 29 (except holidays) at Mon Art Gallerie, 6 Hungerford Street, 22895438; 11am - 7.30pm: Lyrical Journeys, a watercolour show by Arup Lodh, Sandip Roy and Sudip Roy. Till October 29 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 12/3A Hungerford Street, 22893027/22895041; 12noon - 7pm: Zany & Visionary Debian Delight — an exhibition of the works of Rajesh Deb. Till November 4 at Gallery Nakshatra, 2/1 Outram Street, 40647781; 11.30am - 7.30pm: Miniature bronze sculptures by Tapas Sarkar, Somnath Chakraborty, Chandan Roy, Subrata Pal and Provat Majhi. Till November 7 at Belvedere House, National Library, Alipore; 10am - 5pm: Treasures of Ancient China. Hosted by Ministry of Culture, Government of India, State Administration of Cultural Heritage, Art Exhibitions China and Archaeological Survey of India. Till November 12 (except Sundays) at Galerie88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani; 11am - 7pm (Mondays, 2pm - 7pm): Recent works by Soumen Das and Uday Mondal. Till November 19 at Experimenter, 2/1 Hindustan Road: Two Stages of Invention, by the Mumbai-based CAMP. Till November 30 at Ahuja Museum for Arts, 26 Lee Road, 22894745, 40034974; 10.30am - 7pm: Indian School of Art — a group exhibition of paintings. Till November 30 at Srijanee, 11A&B Esplanade East; 10am - 8pm: The fifth collection of paintings by Sreesudip and Group. Till December 11 at Victoria Memorial Hall; 10am - 5pm: Kalighat Paintings, a collaborative exhibition presenting the finest Kalighat paintings from the collections of Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London and the Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH), Calcutta. Featuring 100 paintings, including 15 contemporary works by artists currently working in rural Bengal, acquired by V&A specifically for this exhibition.

DRAMA

October 27 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30pm: Samstab presents Manaschakshu. Direction & performance: Dwijen Bandyopadhyay. October 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30pm: Drishyapat presents Aaguner Barnamala. Direction: Anirban Bhattacharya. October 28 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30pm: Sohan presents Helmet, a satiric play, written by Rajat Ghosh and directed by Anish Ghosh. October 28 - 30 at Weavers Studio & Gyan Manch: Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts hosts the Calcutta chapter of ACT Festival 2011. To be inaugurated on October 28 at 5.30pm. Followed by the staging of This Room Is Not My Room by Parnab Mukherjee (at Weavers Studio; 6.30pm). October 29 at Girish Mancha; 6.30pm: Nandikar will stage Madhabi. Drama: Bhisma Sahni. Adaptation, music & direction: Swatilekha Sengupta. Cast: Rudraprasad Sengupta, Debshankar Halder, Parthapratim Deb, Sumanta Ganguly and Sohini Sengupta. October 29 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30pm: Nandipat presents Shrinwantu Comrades. Direction: Bibhash Chakra borty. October 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3pm: Natyaranga presents Shree Sombhu Mitra. Drama & in titile role: Surajit Bandyopadhyay. Direction: Swapan Sengupta. October 29 & 30 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30pm: Minerva Repertory Theatre presents Debi Sarpamastaa. Drama: Manoj Mitra. Direction: Debesh Chattopadhyay. October 30 at Girish Mancha; 6.30pm: Naye Natua presents its new production, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s Jaal. Drama, direction & performance: Goutam Halder. October 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30pm: Bohurupee presents Chaitanya, written by Alakh Mukhopadhyay and directed by Tarapada Mukhopadhyay.

performing arts

October 27 at Science City auditorium; 5.30pm: To mark the 29th anniversary of Prabhat Sangeet, Renaissance Artistes’ and Writers’ Association presents Prabhat-sangeet by Susmita Goswami, Parimal Bhattacharya and Abadhutika Ananda Abhisha Acharya. Also, a dance programme based on Prabhat-sangeet. October 27 at Sisir Mancha; 5.30pm: Surangama Kala Kendra presents Jwalao Aalo Utsav. Featuring songs by Sujata Sarkar, Suchhanda Ghosh, Suchin Singha, Mrinmoy Roy, Sandhyasree Datta, Malabika Bhattacharya and others; and recitation by Partha Ghosh, Tapas Nag, Rabindranath Goutam and others. October 28 - 30 at Birla Academy; 6pm: Sangitanjali to Sri Muthuswamy Dikshitar. All are welcome. October 28 at Satyajit Ray Auditorium, RTC, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 6.30pm: As a tribute to Pandit Samta Prasad Maharaj, Santoor Ashram presents a musical evening featuring Sujkhamoy Banerjee & partha Sarathi Mukharjee (tabla duet); Darshana Datta (classical vocal); and Somali Panda (Rabindrasangeet). Till October 28 at Thakurpukur Aikya Sangha (near 3A bust stand); 7pm: Folk dances of Rajasthan presented by Kamala Kalvali, a troupe from Jodhpur. October 29 at Sisir Mancha; 6pm: Dakshiner Batayan’s annual cultural programme features Aakash Bhora Tarar Khonje — geeti-alkehya, dance and drama. October 29 at Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 6.30pm: Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Calcutta presents International Dance Festival, 2011 featuring classical dance performances by artistes from Bangladesh and South Africa. Participants: Shibli Mohammad, Shamim Ara Nipa and Anisul Islam Hero (Kathak and Bharata Natyam jugalbandi; Bangladesh); Manesh Maharaj and Bhavta Harrielall (duet Kathak recital; South Africa). October 29 at Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi Sabhaghar; 6pm: Nirantar Uchharan presents an evening of recitation. Participants: Somnath Nath, Reena Deb, Ramchandra Pal, Krishna Mukhopadhyay, Kalyan Mitra, Tapasi Ghosh and Soumitra Bandyopadhyay. Anchor: Sahajiya. October 30 at Sukanto Mancha, Phoolbagan; 4.30pm: Plus Group of Companies presents Uttoron in celebration of Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary, organised by Initiative in association with APP Group of Companies. October 30 at Rabinandan, 59C Turf Road, Bhowanipore; 5.30pm: Rabinandan celebrates Vijaya Sammelan with an evening of Tagore songs.

talk

October 27 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6pm: Dr Debabrata Sen Sharma will speak in English on Kashmir Saivism.

photographs

Till October 27 at Gaganendra Pradarshashala; 2pm - 8pm: An exhibition of photographs by Bibek Guha in the framework of Celebration of life in India and Europe. Till October 27 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: Ninth photography exhibition by the Association of Freelance Photographers & Art Pictorialists.

eXHIBITION

Till October 28 at all Starmark outlets; 10.30am - 9pm: Lights — an exhibition of a wide range of diyas, candles and gift items for Diwali. Till October 30 at Merlin Homeland Mall; 11am - 8pm: Ghar Banao Ghar Sajao, presented by t2. Featuring home decor items and free consultation on home decor, along with fun contests. Till October 31 at Vero Moda, South City Mall: Fashion Fest at Vero Moda — celebrate this festive season with Vero Moda as it unveils its latest fall / winter collection. Till October 31 at Jack &Jones, South City Mall: Fashion Fest at Jack & Jones — celebrate this festive season with Jack & Jones as it unveils its latest fall / winter collection.

presentation

October 28 at Sandre Hall, Calcutta School of Music; 7pm: Ajay Ray presents Part IV of Jazz Random — a getting together of exciting artists on screen, both past and present. A Jazz Listener’s Forum presentation.

FESTIVAL

Till November 1 at Sri Ganesh & Murugan Temples, 58/14/3 Prince Anwar Shah Road, Lake Gardens, 24175058: Sanmarga Trust celebrates Shanda Shasti Festival 2011. Today at 7 am: Yagasalai Puja, Homam, Poornahuti, Deeparadhanai (Kaalam-II); at 9am: Moolavar, Mahaabhishekam, Deeparadhanai; at 5.30pm: Yagasalai Puja, Yagavikshinyam, Homam, Poornahuti, Deeparadhanai (Kaalam -III), Procession; at 7pm: Chandihomam (Kaalam 1), Sapthasathiparayanam, Navaksharijapahomam, Poornahuti.

WORKSHOP

October 29 at Oxford Bokkstore Junior, 17 Park Street; 11am - 1pm: Oxford Bookstore Junior, Calcutta presents a fun-filled puppet show, an opportunity for children to enjoy stories from the world of puppets. The workshop is for children of all age groups. For registration details, call 44035708.

COMPETITION

Till January 31 at British Council: International writing competition in association with Sampad invites entries in the form of poetry, short stories or reportage on the theme of ‘Inspired by Tagore’. Entry forms with full details can be downloaded from www.sampad.org.uk/learning/opportunities/competitions or by emailing inspiredbytagore@sampad.org.uk. The closing date is January 31, 2012 and any writer from the age of 8 onwards, with an interest in South Asian Culture, can enter.

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