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Gallery Ra Showcases Errol Pires’ Enchanting Magic of Braids

Errol Nelson Pires at the exhibition at Kanoria Centre for Arts Ply split braiding is an applied art of the craft variety which has its own unique aesthetics and even allied techniques that have lent it some creativity beyond its traditional usage and application in the making of camel belts! But you have to see it to believe it in its present evolved form, what with the eye-catching mermaid-finish evening gowns for the sheer aesthetics of these creations, though easy wearability could pose a little dilemma depending upon the season, location or the persona of the individual! So yes, thanks to the one and only original practitioner, trainer and guru of the art in our city – Errol Nelson Pires…...








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Events

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/The-Road-Less-Travelled-a-solo-exhibition-by-Jalpa-Patel.jpg The Road "Less" Travelled a solo exhibition by Jalpa Patel

The Road “Less” Travelled a solo exhibition by Jalpa Patel Inauguraton by Dr. Ratanben Ratdia Pramukh – Amarbharti Sanstha Dr. Rajesh Maniar – Senior Psychiatrist Manhar Kapadia – I/C. Principal Sheth C.N. College of Fine Arts

2021-08-09 16:00:00 2021-08-14 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Home Home

Amdavad ni Gufa
Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus Opp Gujarat University campus, CEPT campus, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Vignaharta-Devotion-to-the-Almighty.jpg Vignaharta – Devotion to the Almighty

Archer Art Gallery welcomes you to the “Vignaharta – Devotion to the Almighty” exhibition that celebrates the blessings of Lord Ganesha and puts together the works of renowned artists like Seema Kohli, Thota Vaikuntam, Amit Ambalal, Madhvi Parekh, Manu Parekh, Jyoti Bhatt and many more. So, this festive season, get ready to bring the Lord…

2021-09-07 11:00:00 2021-10-03 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Vignaharta – Devotion to the Almighty Vignaharta – Devotion to the Almighty

Archer Art Gallery
2nd Floor, Phoenix, Opp. New Girish Cold Drinks, Near Vijay Cross Roads, Navrangpura Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India 380009

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Exhibition-of-Ply-Split-Braiding.jpg Exhibition of Ply-Split Braiding

Exhibition of Ply-split braiding by Mr.Eroll Nelson Pires Ply-split braiding is an ancient art that is practiced for making elaborate camel girths and other animal regalia from hand-spun goat hair, wool, or sometimes cotton in north-western India. The first written description of the technique appeared in 1976 with Virginia Harvey’s “Split-Ply Twining”. In India, it…

2021-09-16 16:00:00 2021-09-23 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Exhibition of Ply-Split Braiding Exhibition of Ply-Split Braiding

Kanoria Centre for Arts
CEPT Campus, University Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380009, Gujarat - India

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Photo Studio

  • Maghi in Nepal, Shakrain in Bangladesh Poush Sangkranti and Tirmoori in Pakistan


Uttarayan in Ahmedabad Pol

 

In this Photo Studio, photographer Ashish Mehta of ‘Meet Me at Khadia’, who has been running a time-honoured photo-walk in the walled city of Ahmedabad captures the authentic flavour of Amdavad’s kite festival known as Uttarayan.

Also known as Makar Sankranti in various traditions, Uttarayan festival, is dedicated to the Sun God and marks end of the 6 month period that began with June Solstice. Makar Sankranti, the Indian equivalent of Winter solstice marks the beginning of 6 month long ‘Uttarayan’ period, in which  the northern hemisphere of the planet is tilted towards the Sun. Considered an auspicious time for new beginnings, particularly in agrarian societies, this day is marked with lot of festivity. The festivity is passionately celebrated all across India, but in the city of Ahmedabad, it is specially rejoiced by flying vivid kites using a sharp abrasive string called Manja.

The Heritage city of Ahmedabad is famous for its Uttarayan revelry as people and families gather on the Pol terraces to fly kites with utmost enthusiasm. The festivity is marked with authentic Gujarati dishes including the quintessential dish full of winter vegetables called Undhiyu. This album is a compilation of Mehta’s four years of Uttarayan photography, which was mostly conducted during the evening times of the festival in the Khadia Pol. The senior lensman is using Canon 1100D to capture the saffron hues of the Amdavadi Uttarayan skies.

To be a part of this celebration, you can contact Ashish Mehta as this year he has organised a ‘Uttarayan in Pol‘ event within the walled city of Ahmedabad. Since the happening is meant to be a traditional affair, participants will be given colourful kites, environment friendly manja, lip-smacking indigenous delicacies and of course an original Amdavadi Uttarayan experience curated by Mehta himself.

The captions of the photographs are the different names of Uttarayan/Makar Sankranti in various regions of India, Nepal and Pakistan.


Reviews

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/3-2.jpg Weaving Abstractions Offers Rare Variety of Forms and Media

With five shows running concurrently at five different galleries, the city of Ahmedabad is seeing its peak potential in the realm of fine arts after the pandemic having receded at least temporarily and partly over the last two months or thereabouts. While we have already spoken about four significant shows at Kanoria Art Centre, Hutheesing…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/1-6.jpg Nayana Soparkar takes Amdavadis on a different kind of journey

“So many books, so little time.” “A room without books is like a body without the soul.” “The person be it a gentleman or a lady, who has no pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” These are some of…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/6-6.jpg Gallery Ra Showcases Errol Pires’ Enchanting Magic of Braids

Errol Nelson Pires at the exhibition at Kanoria Centre for Arts Ply split braiding is an applied art of the craft variety which has its own unique aesthetics and even allied techniques that have lent it some creativity beyond its traditional usage and application in the making of camel belts! But you have to see…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/1-4.jpg The Art Show “Padamasan – The Silent Explosion” Opens Vistas to Understanding Jainism

As noted by us on some earlier occasions also, the Indian religious and spiritual traditions, their evolutionary history, the Gods-Goddesses, Saints-Spiritualists and legends associated with all of this have provided enough motivation to artists and litterateurs to express these phenomena through their art or write about them through ages. On the written side such motivation…


Poetry

રાત્રિ-વર્ણન અને મધુરાકાશદર્શન / Ratri-Varnan ane Madhurakasadarsan

હીરાની કણિકા સમાન ઝળકે તારા ઝગારે ગ્રહો!
મોતીનાં લૂમખાં બધે લળી રહ્યાં નક્ષત્રમાળા અહો!
ધોળીશી ઊભરા સમી દૂધ તણા આકાશગંગા ખીલે!
વાંકી કોર રૂપેરી ચંદ્રની કળા જો આસમાની ઝૂલે!

શાંતિ, શીતળતા, તથા મધુરતા, સૌંદર્ય, શોભા, પ્રભા!
રાત્રી રાણી સુહવી સાડી શરીરે દીપાવી ઓ જયોત્સ્ના!
હર્ખે નિર્ખિ ઝલે હલેતી રમણી બાળા ચકોરી-કુળ!
ગાયે ગાન મીઠું રૂડા હલકથી આનંદમાં બુલબુલ!

આવે શાંત સમે શિ ખળખળ વહી, ઝર્ણો નદીઓ, લળી –
સંગીતધ્વનિ વિસ્તરે! અનિલની લ્હેરો વિલાસે ઢળી!
તારામંડળ સાથ રસ રચીને બાળા તરંગોજ્જવળા
શી આદર્શ સમે સરોવર-જળે નાચે શશીની કળા!

~ હરિલાલ હ. ધ્રુવ

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