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Visitors add to the exchange tradition in Apnu Amdavad

Tatpashchaat a group show of Delhi based artists visiting Ahmedabad was opened on Tuesday at the Gallery in the Amdavad ni Gufa campus. Displaying some 60 works by fifteen artists associated with artists’ group Grains of Canvas of Delhi, the show was opened by the trio of art veterans C D Mistry, Vrindavan Solanki and Natu Mistry while Manhar Kapadia, the well-known artist and art teacher at CNV who coordinated the hosting of the show, introduced the guests to the visiting artists most of whom were present for the ceremony. The show features a variety of media from acrylics, oil colours, watercolours, charcoals to wash tempera. It even has a greater variety of themes coming from a set of diverse…...








Things to do in Ahmedabad : Find out in Art weekly #244

Finally, the temperature has reached to single digit. The nights are getting colder and we can finally experience the comfort of wearing our jackets even at 2 p.m. And to augment this experience, we bring you the 244th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly so you can spend your time out in the city wisely. Starting from January 17th, Ahmedabad Design Week is a 3-day-long festival initiated by Unitedworld Institute of Design which will feature inspiring talks and experimental workshops by national and international experts, academicians, artisans and craftsperson that will demonstrate and educate aspiring designers about the potential landscape of the industry. Along with that, you will have some astounding exhibitions and installations to brood over. Art Whispers is an amalgamation of artworks from 9 versatile artists, each with their own medium to express themselves. The exhibition inaugurates today and will go on till 19th. Bringing his sublime and vibrant paintings to the Archer Art Gallery, Nabibakhsh Mansoori brings us From Here To Eternity, an exhibition of his recent works. For people who are in search for some good theatre experience, we have a few events lined up for you. Shamiana – Asia’s largest short film club is coming to…...




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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/From-Here-To-Eternity-by-Nabibaksh-Mansoori.jpg From Here To Eternity by Nabibaksh Mansoori

From Here To Eternity by Nabibaksh Mansoori   An Exhibition of recent paintings.

2020-01-17 11:00:00 2020-02-29 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Home Home

2nd Floor, Phoenix,
Opp. New Girish Cold Drinks, Near Vijay Cross Roads, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad.

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/rann-utav-2020.jpg Rann Utsav 2020 – Festival of Kutch, Gujarat

Rann Utsav is an awesome festival of Kutch, Gujarat. It is a Carnival of Music, Dance, natural beauty of White Rann and much more than that when visited under the full Moon. Kutch Rann Utsav is the shimmering landscape that gives the enchanting moments of this Fest, which feels like as Heaven On Earth during…

2020-01-07 00:00:00 2020-02-12 03:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Rann Utsav 2020 – Festival of Kutch, Gujarat Rann Utsav 2020 – Festival of Kutch, Gujarat

Rann Utsav - Kutch
9, City Centre, 2nd Floor, Swastik Cross Road, C .G. Road, Navarangpura, Ahmedabad, India 380009

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Rational-Production-Furniture-Design-Exhibition.jpg Rational Production – Furniture Design Exhibition

Rational Production – Furniture Design Exhibition by Gajanan Upadhyaya

2020-01-09 10:00:00 2020-01-21 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Rational Production – Furniture Design Exhibition Rational Production – Furniture Design Exhibition

Ground Floor Level, Lilavati Lalbhai Library,
Cept University, Ahmedabad.

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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/2019/09/Seema-Kohli.jpg The Khoji Returns with ‘Poetic Renditions of Existence’

Seema Kohli of Delhi is not unknown to Ahmedabad even as she came and conquered the town by starting her first solo show at 079 Stories the past weekend. For record’s sake, Seema actually debuted in Ahmedabad last year in March at the invitation of Petal Foundation-Art e Fair with a performance and an interaction…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Tatpashchat-cover.jpg Visitors add to the exchange tradition in Apnu Amdavad

Tatpashchaat a group show of Delhi based artists visiting Ahmedabad was opened on Tuesday at the Gallery in the Amdavad ni Gufa campus. Displaying some 60 works by fifteen artists associated with artists’ group Grains of Canvas of Delhi, the show was opened by the trio of art veterans C D Mistry, Vrindavan Solanki and…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Roots-and-Pathways-1.jpg Roots and Pathways: Yes, It Is all Inside!

It’s invariably the human life at the core of every artistic endeavour – either in its raw existentialist form whereby the artist deals with its enigma and tries to find answers, or it is about the evolved forms in the sociological and civilizational context when it tends to impinge on human living in and as…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Cover.jpg Artists continue the Celebration of Womanhood; and We are Liking it!

It is a very interesting coincidence that one spot in the local art circuit right now. It’s the third consecutive week and a third show that brings a celebration of womanhood to the forefront of themes chosen by the artists. After we saw this strain of ‘celebration’ of the feminine and the incumbent pursuit of…


Poetry

કૂકડો / Kukdo

અમે તો સૂરજના છડીદાર

અમે તો પ્રભાતના પોકાર!                                              …અમે

સૂરજ આવશે સાત ઘોડલે

અરુણ રથ વ્હાનાર !

આગે ચાલે બંદી બાંકો, પ્રકાશ-ગીત ગાનાર !                       …અમે

નીંદરને પારણીએ ઝુલે, ધરા પડી સૂનકાર !

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