Timeout 28-05-2007

Visual reminiscences

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 28.05.07
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Visual reminiscences
A journalist and prose writer of considerable eminence, Souren Mitra has always displayed a tremendous urge for painting. A meditative observer in the midst of nature, his works clearly portray his passion for art as an intensely personal, creative medium of expression. The ongoing maiden solo exhibition of his paintings reflects his belief that art is essentially visual reminiscing. Nature is the main inspiration behind his paintings, whether they convey venomous emotion or pure pleasure. His images succeed in arresting memories that lie forgotten in the hidden depths of the mind, carrying them to the surface of our consciousness with all nuances of sadness and pathos. They also carry the suggestion of halcyon beauty, long-lost love or deep-rooted agony. The curious interplay of line and colour in his paintings acts as a tool to help reconstruct and refresh lost memories.

lEvent: Paintings by Souren Mitra lWhen: Till May 31; 3.30 pm - 7.30 pm lWhere: Gallery Katayun, 4A Auckland Square, Flat 21

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May 28 - June 3 at Taj Bengal (by the way); 3 pm - 6 pm: Solo exhibition of paintings by Ramprasad Dey. May 29 - June 4 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: A Sculpture Show — an exhibition of bronzes by Tapan Kumar Das and Sunanda Das. May 29 - June 4 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Recent works of Deepali Saha, Partho Roy, Chandana Khan and Manjushree Chakraborty. Till May 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Annual exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Indian Society of Oriental Art. Till May 28 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Reflection of Another Day (RAD) presents an exhibition of the works of its members Biplab Dutta, Chandan Sengupta, Maloy Chandan Saha, Nirban Ash, Sujit Ghosh, Sujit Saha and Suman Pal. Till May 31 at Masters Collection Art Gallery, G7 Malayalay Apts, 3 Woodburn Park; 11 am - 7 pm: Refined Strokes, an exhibition of paintings by Kartick Pyne, Prokash Karmakar, Sanat Kar, Suhas Roy, T. Vaikuntam, Shuvaprasanna, Samir Aich, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Sanatan Dinda, Sekhar Roy, Wasim Kapoor, Somenath Maity, Babu Xavier, Laxman Aelay, Samindranath Mazumdar, Atin Basak, Suman Roy, Bratin Khan and others. Till May 31 at Silpi, 32B Judges Court Road; 1 pm - 8 pm: A solo show by Barun Simlai. Till June 2 at Gallery Kanishka’s, 2/1 Hindusthan Road; 11 am - 8 pm: Rooted in Realism, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Bhaskar Mukherjee. Till June 12 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 2 pm - 8 pm: Khela — new works on paper, canvas and enamel by Arunima Choudhury. Till July 28 (except Sundays and public holidays) at CIMA Gallery; Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Summer Show featuring about 50 artworks from across India.

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May 29 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nabankur presents two children’s play, Shunya Sheema and Syllebuse Nei. Direction: Shantanu Chakraborty. May 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Natasena presents Gorur Garir Headlight, written and directed by Saroj Roy. May 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Pratikriti presents Manik Bandyopadhyay’s Padma Nadir Majhi. Direction: Aalok Deb. May 30 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rang Roop presents Mukhosh Nritya. Direction: Seema Mukhopadhyay. May 31 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Renaissance presents its latest Hindi drama, Dastak. Direction: Aloke Chakravorty. May 31 at Sujata Sadan; 6.45 pm: Sandarbha presents Aparahato. Direction: Soumitra Basu.

drama FESTIVAL

June 1 & 3 at Academy of Fine Arts & June 2 at Abanindra Sabhagriha (Charukala Bhavan): On the occasion of its 46th anniversary, Gandhar presents a festival of plays. June 1, 6.45 pm: Satyaasatya (dir: Shyamal Chakraborty). June 2, 6.30 pm: Ja Naie Bharata (play & play reading: Manoj Mitra). June 3, 6.30 pm: Jaraa Brishtite Bhijechhilo (dir: Goutam halder; solo acting by Bijoylakshmi Barman)

PERFORMING ARTS

May 28 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the state government’s information & cultural affairs department present Bharata Natyam dance recital by Anita Mallick. May 28 at Gyan Manch; 5.30 pm: Saptasur’s cultural programme features songs by various artistes. May 30 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6 pm: EZCC hosts the presentation of Rituranga, a celebration of the seasons through a dance recital, and Positive Lives, a dannce-visual montage that tells the story of AIDS victims; both produced by Sapphire Creations Dance Workshop. June 1 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Kheya - Centre for Music presents Amrito Barir Barta, a collage of songs and recitation from the works of Kalidas and Tagore. Direction: Rama Basu. June 3 at Moulali Yuva Kendra; 6 pm: Somashree Ghosh Dastidar will render Nazrulgeeti, Shyamasangeet, Bhajan and Dadra.

SEMINAR

Till May 28 at the Vidyasagar Hall of the Asiatic Society; 10.30 am: A three-day national seminar on The Meta Language and Transcription of Empirical Ayurveda.

talk

May 28 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Kritarthananda will speak on Swamijir Vani. May 28 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on Adhyatma Ramayana. May 28 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Amalendu Chakraborty will speak in Bengali on Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasanga.

DISCUSSION

May 28 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 7 pm: An evening with Dr Karan Singh, MP on Thoughts, facts and comments. A discussion session to be anchored by Dr Shitangshu Kumar Chakravarti.

PHOTOGRAPHS

June 1 - 4 at Kumar Ashutosh Institution (Main) Boys, near Dum Dum Junction/Metro station; 5 pm - 9 pm: Srijan hosts its Annual Photography Exhibition 2007.

FILM SHOW

May 29 - 31 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 6.30 pm: The Consulate General of Italy in Calcutta, in collaboration with Federation of Film Societies of India, presents a package of Italian films (with English subtitles). May 29: Three Steps Over Heaven by Luca Lucini. May 30: Stork Day by Antonio Albanese. May 31: I Love You in Every Language in the World by Leonardo Pieraccioni. May 31 at Gorky Sadan; 6.30 pm: Eisenstein Cine Club presents the premiere screening of Satyajit Ray Negatives - My Life with Manikda, directed by Bo Van der Werf.

IN MEMORIAM

May 29 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Shinjan Nrityalaya remembers Odissi dance master Padma Vibhushan Kelucharan Mahapatra where important personalities from the field of dance will recollect their association with Guruji and Nrityalaya members Kaberi Sen and Ishita Mandol will perform his choreography.

EXHIBITION

Till May 28 at Soumya’s Creation, 57/9 Ballygunge Circular Road: Linen & Things, an exhibition of home linen and accessories.

WORKSHOP

May 29 - 31 at Nehru Children’s Museum; 2 pm - 5 pm: Workshop on human figure drawing to be conducted by Sanjoy Bhowmick for age group 10 years + to 16 years. May 29 - 31 at Nehru Children’s Museum; 3 pm - 6 pm: Workshop on songs of Atulprosad, Rajanikanta and D.L. Roy to be conducted by Nupurchhanda Ghosh for age group 7 years to 18 years. May 29 - 31, June 1 & 5 at Nehru Children’s Museum: Workshop on Kathak dance, with emphasis on choreography, to be conducted by Ashim Bandhu Bhattacharjee for age group 16 years + (10 am - 1 pm) and 10 years to 16 years (2 pm - 5 pm).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

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