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“Cottage Mela” Festival of Lamps at #ChitrakalaParishath #Bangalore

“Cottage Mela” Festival of Lamps

Organized by Central Cottage Industries corporation of India, a PSU under Ministry of Textiles, Govt. Of India (CCIE) In an endeavour to promote Indian Handicrafts & Handlooms and to showcase the rich heritage of India, This is an exhibition cum sale of Handicraft and Handloom created by craftsmen from all over the country

Cottage Mela focuses on the creation of the artisans representing the varied art and craft traditions of India’s culturally enriched regions by providing a glimpse of their culture and a chance to exchange creativities.

On display are exquisite Jewellery from Jaipur and Terracotta Jewellery from Bengal, Orissa paintings, Madhubani paintings from Bihar, Carvings in wood from Tamil Nadu, Lucknow Chikan work women’s wear and sarees, Jaipur prints dress fabrics, bedspread and quilts, Kolkotta hand embroidered sarees ,dress fabrics , table linen & bedspread, Pochampalli printed Sarees, bedspread & dress fabrics from Andhra Pradesh and last but not the least exclusive Shawls and Stoles from Kashmir. Also there is special display of Terracotta Diya for Deepavali along with exquisite Cottage Furniture both corded, oriental and dhokra brass craft from Delhi.

This Cottage Mela is yet another step by CCIE to encourage the craft persons and present their creations to the discerning buyers from all parts of the globe.

The Festival of Lamps was Inaugurated by Ms.Neha Saxena – Cine Artist

20th – 26th October 2014
10.30 am to 7.30 pm

Karnataka #ChitrakalaParishath
Kumara Krupa Road,
Kumara Park East,

Sounds of Silence #ArtExhibition by Zena Colaco #ChitrakalaParishath #Bangalore

Sounds of Silence
A Mixed Media Art Exhibition
Zena Colaco

Zena was just about 13, her mom gave me a box of cookies, the cover of which had a very pretty picture, She decided to surprise her mom and drew that up with some crayons and paint Her Mother then encouraged me to take up painting seriously. she took it up as a hobby and later trained with another fellow artist for some months in color mixing and painting.

What inspired Zena to pick up a paint brush or even work?
When she travel with her dad to their coffee plantation in Chickmagalur, She is inspired by the beauty of nature. Also love the extensive use of color in each and every aspect of our daily lives which reflects our rich & interesting Indian culture. She paints because she loves it, it has now become a passion.

Zena’s Paintings Range from 12″x14″ to 42″x30″ in all 50 exhibits at the Chitrakala Parishat show. Zena generally sells her work on request and approximately sold over fifty paintings till date.

Accolades : Daiji World Weekly, Dubai
1 Award for artistic excellence
2 Talent Research Foundation Mangalore: Award for Talent and excellence

Featured in prominent local and national newspaper i.e.
Deccan Herald, The Indian Express, The Hindu, Prajavani

Future Plans
She thinks she needs more exposure as an artist both for growth and development. In Mangalore opportunities are limited, both in training and marketing the product. She needs to find larger venues hence I have a vision & a plan to hold a couple of exhibitions across the country and abroad in the coming years.

Her hobbies at Cooking, fashion designing, computer animation, interior décor, watching movies & dancing too.

Philosophy in life
Through her artworks she wishes to keep up a dialogue with her friends regarding the importance pf conserving nature. Peace among nations can come only when our flora and fauna are kept safe, that is what “Sounds of Silence” is all about. That was the theme for the last solo exhibition and she has chosen the same theme for the current exhibition. She wishes to retain it as her trademark signature

Themes in paintings and inspiration
“Sounds of Silence” is about the beauty of nature and how it is enhanced by the music that surrounds it. Zena sees a musical symphony in nature. Everything is pre-ordained and moves according to the laws of nature and the creators design. She has explored this aspect through various angles, though of course in my very limited ways. Her world is also woman centric. She feel greatly when women are exploited and she has brought out this aspect in some of her paintings. Zena feels a woman plays a very dominant role in shaping the World.

Sounds of Silence
20th to 26th October 2014
10:30am – 7:30pm

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
Kumara Krupa Road,
Kumara Park East,

Sounds of Silence by Zena Colaco

Short-Term Training Programme by Regional Design and Technical Development Centre #Bangalore

Short-Term Training Programme
conducted by
Regional Design and Technical Development Centre, Bengaluru
in the following Crafts

Pottery / Terracotta Craft
Ceramic Craft
Jewellery Craft in Metal / Coconut Shell / Terracotta
Wood Carving Craft
Light Wood Painted Toys Craft
Wooden Block Making Craft
Wood Mosaic / Chemical Etching Craft
Lacquerware Craft
Cane and Bamboo Craft
Sheet Metal Craft
BellMetal Craft
Textile Hand #BlockPrinting Craft
Tie and Dye Craft
Preparation of #NaturalDyes Craft
Kalamkari Craft
Batik Craft

Duration of the Course is 21 Working Days

Course Fee Rs.1500/-
Certificate will be issued after completion of Training

For further Details / Clarifications contact

Regional Design and Technical Development Centre
No 7, CFHS,
Nandini Layout,


#RangaShankara ‘s #Theatre and #ArtsAppreciation Course 2014 #Bangalore

Ranga Shankara’s Theatre and Arts Appreciation Course 2014

Two week-ends of arts, artistes and aesthetics – in a nutshell, this is what Ranga Shankara’s signature Theatre and Arts Appreciation course curated by Sadanand Menon offers. This year, Govind Nihalani, Malavika Sarukkai and Sumantra Ghosal (with their stunning film “The Unseen Sequence”) photo artist Dayanita Singh, and theatre director Sunil Shanbag sharing their journeys.

Quite clearly, no other course in the country is designed to deliver the wholesome aesthetic experience that Sadanand Menon brings to Ranga Shankara Theatre and Arts appreciation Course. Listen to the maestros, ask all the questions you have for them, watch plays and films together, debate them, exchange ideas, and of course make new friends. The course is famous for drawing people from all walks of life.

Cost: Rs.3,000/- (full time students below 25 pay Rs.1000/-)

Dates : 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th November 2014
Time : 10:30am onwards

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross,
(Next to JP Nagar Post Office)
2nd Phase, JP Nagar,
Bangalore 560 078.

and also at a nearby venue

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Ranga Shankara's Theatre and Arts Appreciation Course

Simple Perceptions #PhotographyExhibition by Anil Annaiah #Indiranagar #Bangalore

Simple Perceptions
Photography Exhibition by Anil Annaiah

Simple Perceptions exhibition “Nature is Art for Conversation” a Citizen Science initiative opened on the Earth day 22 April’14 at Chitrakala Parishath. This journey continues through 2015

The exhibition features photographs of nature, captured across Bangalore. These conceptual prints, aspire to build awareness of the beauteous nature around us and to awaken “a new life pledge” for its conservation as Citizen Scientists.
On View till 27th October 2014

Venue :
The Ant Store
2286/B 1st Cross, 14th A Main,
Near New Horizon School / 100Ft Road,
Simple Perceptions PhotographyExhibition by Anil Annaiah

‪#‎ExhibitionofPaintings‬ at #‎ChitrakalaParishath‬ ‪#‎Bangalore‬

Images Expressing Movements

An Exhibition Of
Sculptures‬, Drawings‬ and Paintings‬
Sushanta Kumar Das

Mrs Sobha Nambisan IAS (Retd.)
Former Director
NGMA Bengaluru
will be Inaugurating the Exhibition

Sushanta Kumar Das Bachelor of Fine Arts from B.H.U. was Born in Varanasi,

Exhibition participated
Lalitkala Academy and National and International Exhibitions.
One man show – Lalitkala Academy ,Jehangir Art Gallery- India International Centre and Visual Art Gallery- Delhi
Collections: National Gallery of Modern Art, Lalitkala Academy and Private Collection.
Additional General Manager Design (retired from CCIC of India Limited ).
D.C. Handicrafts (Ministry of Textiles) Empanelled Designer .

In looking and relooking at these works I have been strongly impressed by the simplicity and integrity of his method. Here is a sufficiently sensitive and intelligent mind energetically but quietly interested in experimenting with semi figurative form on white surfaces.
- Kesav Malik (Art Critic)

Beyond comments
- Prof. B.C Sanyal

An exhibition of variety and colors ‘thought provoking’.
- Ruskin Bond

Beautiful and Unusual
- Sonal MannSingh

Very interesting collection
- Prof Sankho Choudhury

As I looked at the paintings I share the journey of the artist. He has struggled from the chaos and fragmentation to serenity and peace.
- Kapila Vatsyayan

My congratulations to Sushanta Kumar Das for his beautiful collection of paintings which give formed to meaning and meaning to meaning. His delineations have a technique which conveys intimacy of touch and experience.
- L.M. Singhvi

Exhibition of Paintings‬
From 20th Oct 2014 to 26th Oct 2014
Daily between 10:30 a.m. to 07:30 p.m.

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath‬
Kumara Krupa Road,
Kumara Park East,

Images Expressing Movements by Sushanta Kumar Das

#Ramayana as retold by classical #Sanskrit poets’ #Basavanagudi #Bangalore

‘#Ramayana as retold by classical #Sanskrit poets’
A Lecture by
Astavadhani Dr R. Shankar

Smt Kamalamma and Sri G Subba Rao Memorial Endowment Programme
Saturday | 19th October 2014 | 6pm

The Indian Institute of World Culture
No.6, B P Wadia Road
#Bangalore-560 004


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