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Prakruti-Purush at Archer is an Enchanting Exploration of Shiva

When the Archer Art Gallery by the father-son duo of Relias commenced its elegant space in 2018, it had shared its vision of bringing for viewers and collectors a mix of local and national artists. Even as some of us may not be happy with distinctions applied on a ‘regional’ or ‘mainstream’ national basis in the realms of art and literature, we do come across such understanding and classification in practice. Viewed in that context Archer has lived up to its self anointed credo and done its best for actualizing this mixed approach in spite of the hindrance posed by the Covid-19 during the interregnum since March 2020 and till recently, technically even in the instant. So we have seen…...








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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Prakruti-Purush-Jatin-Das.jpg Prakruti Purush Jatin Das

We are delighted to invite you to the opening of the show PRAKRUTI PURUSH, works on Shiva by JATIN DAS At the opening, we will also be celebrating his birthday. He turns 80 on the 2nd of Dec. 2021! Shri B V Doshi will grace the occasion.   Source: Facebook

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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/2021/11/First-Take-2021.jpg First Take 2021

First Take 2021 Abir – We cordially invite you to the inauguration of First Take 2021. An Exhibition of painting, prints, ceramic & sculptures.   Source: Facebook

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Hutheesing Visual Art Centre
Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus CEPT, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/23-Grams-of-Salt.jpg 23 Grams of Salt by Anuj Ambalal

23 Grams of Salt Retracing Gandhi’s March to Dandi by Anuj Ambalal The Salt March, conceived and led by Mohandas K. Gandhi, is regarded as one of the defining movements in the history of the Indian independence struggle. On the 12th of March 1930 it commenced from the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, and traversing more…

2021-11-18 12:00:00 2022-01-01 21:00:00 Asia/Kolkata 23 Grams of Salt by Anuj Ambalal 23 Grams of Salt by Anuj Ambalal

Satya Art Gallery
Navajivan Trust, B/h Gujarat Vidypapith, Off, Ashram Rd, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380014

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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.


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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/2021/11/8-1.jpg The Saga of the Indian Portrait Continues to Showcase Slices of History

It has been an interesting journey with the Indian Portrait which started in 2010 and was resting with its XIth Edition that came in March 2020. That was in the form of veteran photographer Jyoti Bhatt’s photographic portraits of his contemporaries which had found their way into Relia’s huge collection which in turn keeps growing…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/1-2.jpg Prakruti-Purush at Archer is an Enchanting Exploration of Shiva

When the Archer Art Gallery by the father-son duo of Relias commenced its elegant space in 2018, it had shared its vision of bringing for viewers and collectors a mix of local and national artists. Even as some of us may not be happy with distinctions applied on a ‘regional’ or ‘mainstream’ national basis in…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/1.jpg Yamini’s Water Colours are a Visual Delight

Two art shows are currently on in the city this week. Interestingly while one is a solo show by Yamini Gajjar comprising entirely of water colour works, the other a group show by Rajkot Art Society has a couple of water colours too, but it otherwise offers a variety of media and themes and also…


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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