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These artists of Ahmedabad are taking their art to global audiences These artists of Ahmedabad are taking their art to global audiences

These four artists of Ahmedabad have been sharing their art in Venice, Dallas and New York through scholarships and competitions. Sangam Vankhade and Preksha Kapadia (LtoR) At this year’s Gujarat Literature Festival, sculptor Sangam Vankhade left audiences mesmerised with his miniature stone sculptures. For his display, he had carved out a range of architectural legacies of Gujarat in rock, showing the degenerating state of our heritage sites. Vankhade, who practises at Kanoria Centre for Arts, took these miniature architectural legacies to Venice in July of this year. His art was selected from over 200 entries received as part of the competition Scogliera Viva – Sculpturing the Sea. He represented not only Ahmedabad but the whole of South Asia, alongside two other artists hailing from Germany and Italy. Vankhade learnt about the international competition through digital and social media portals. The camp was held between July 21 to July 31 and the Amdavadi sculptor stayed back until August 5 to experience the artistic vibes of the City of Water. Rakesh Patel and Roma Patel (LtoR) Meanwhile, the artist couple Rakesh and Roma Patel are travelling to New York, USA, this...

Looking for things to do in Charlotte, NC? Find out here in Charlotte Art Weekly #62 Looking for things to do in Charlotte, NC? Find out here in Charlotte Art Weekly #62

The highest grossing Broadway musical ‘The Lion King’ comes to Charlotte! As does Broadway’s first all-black, all-female cast and crew of the play ‘Eclipsed’. Find out more in Charlotte Art Weekly #62. Kids and adults alike are in for a treat this week in Charlotte! The highest-grossing Broadway musical The Lion King, known for its stunning performances, is coming to town. Also in line is a play aimed at toddlers, about the curious friendship between a Lion and a Little Red Bird. There’s also picnic time in Wing Haven’s Children’s Garden for kids to get their hands dirty in nature. Music enthusiasts of Charlotte also have a lot to look forward to this week, with two tribute concerts set to play covers of the much-loved bands The Beatles and Rush. For those looking to listen to something fresh and alternative, an evening of soulful piano-pop by Nathan Angelo is for you. Art-lovers, if you’ve not yet had a chance to see Sam Van Aken’s nature-based art, you can still see it before it closes next week. Or if drama is your genre, then watch a survival story of 5 Liberian women, situated in the midst of a Civil War, in the ...

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See the diversity of India's modern and contemporary art at Archer Art Gallery's latest exhibition

Archer Art Gallery launches its new gallery with an exhibition displaying the diversity and depth of Indian modern and contemporary art. The display is headlined by art from masters like Husain, Raza, Souza, Bendre, Gaitonde, Padamsee, Khakhar, Ravi Varma and Tyeb Mehta, along with many other veterans from across the country. It will remain open till September 3...

Trailer for Gujarati comedy film 'Shu Thayu' sees actor Malhar Thakkar lose his memory

The cast of the popular 2015 Gujarati comedy ‘Chhello Divas’ reunites for Krishnadev Yagnik’s latest film. Find out what the cast and crew have to say about the film, which is set for an August 24 release. Media personnel chuckled while watching the trailer of new Gujarati comedy film Shu Thayu, starring actors Malhar Thakar and Kinjal Rajpr...

National Award winning actor Arundhati Nag talks to CY about her journey in theatre
National Award winning actor Arundhati Nag talks to CY about her journey in theatre

Theatre personality Arundhati Nag whose immense contribution to the field of performing arts has resulted in world class performance space ‘Ranga Shankara’ in Bengaluru, was in Ahmedabad to participate in NeeKoee Foundation’s Children Theatre...

Nobel Prize winning author Sir V.S. Naipaul passes away, aged 85

The world remembers the Nobel Laureate and Booker Prize winning author V.S. Naipaul, who passes away at his home in London last Saturday. Sir V S Naipaul (Image source: Facebook page ‘V.S. Naipaul’) British writer and Nobel Prize laureate Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, better known as V. S. Naipaul, passed away last Saturday at the age of 85, at ...

Netflix India launches teaser of its new series 'Baahubali: Before the Beginning' 

After ‘Sacred Games’, the online media streaming giant is now ready to produce a series on the most successful franchise of India – ‘Baahubali’. Image source: arkamediaworks.com With more than 130 million subscribers worldwide now, Netflix, which has been around in India since 2 years, has been alluring Indian audiences by promising ...


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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Untitled-1-Copy.jpg This library in Ahmedabad is 159 years old

Creative Yatra explores a little known library right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Bhadra Plaza, called ‘Himabhai Institute’.   Lal Darwaja, the biggest hub for hawkers and patrons, where people flock as if everything is been sold…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/02.jpg Fernandes Bridge – the most unique book market in Ahmedabad!

The street Fernandes Bridge connects readers with writers, students with publishers and curious beings with the age-old answers they’re looking for. The Chopda Bazaar of Fernandes Bridge is one of the oldest Book Markets in Ahmedabad that serves thousands of people…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/library.skecth-001-e1460358412631.jpg Discover one of the oldest libraries of Ahmedabad

The oldest library of Ahmedabad, Hazrat Pir Mohammad Shah Library, is blessed with quietness of the mosque that surrounds it. Ahmedabad has internationally carved its identity on the globe through the numerous mosques dotted across the city. The air confined…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Raashi-Man-Mask.jpg In ‘Raashi Man’, we see glimpses of the magic that theatre is capable of

The nip in the air for a change was low and expectations were relatively high on the ground open to the sky at the young theatre writer-director Chintan Pandya’s residence for ‘a unique experience’ in the ‘environmental theatre’ format he…