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The Most Promising Young Artistic Talent in India, Curated The Most Promising Young Artistic Talent in India, Curated

Our ‘first take’ on these 100 shortlisted works that are being exhibited at the Kanoria Centre for Arts and Hutheesing Visual Art Centre till the 16th of September. Abir’s Founder Ms. Ruby Jagrut with jury members and winners After sifting through 1360 entries– from places as far apart as Gulbarga, Imphal, Cooch Behar, Kochi, Kolkata and Hyderabad – 100 have been shortlisted for display at the First Take exhibition. A brain child of artist Ruby Jagrut, who sees the annual art exhibition as a way to promote young artists from across the nation, this is its second edition. Abir Charitable Trust inaugurated the exhibition on the 9th of September 2017 at the Kanoria Centre for Arts. A comprehensive exhibition, it gives exposure to artists working with a range of mediums like sculpture, painting, prints and mixed media. Of these, 6 artists were awarded prizes in different categories. Jury members included illustrious members of the Indian art fraternity – Manu Parekh, Madhvi Parekh, Johny ML and Walter D’Souza. Madhvi Parekh admired the watercolours which are a part of the exhibition. Though the jury members had looked at the images of the artworks, she mentioned th...

When Former Art Students Reunite After 40 Years When Former Art Students Reunite After 40 Years

The roads people end up taking after their education can differ hugely. When the 77-78 Batch of MSU reunited, the Gufa was witness to an assortment of works. College days are times we all look back at fondly. Especially so when those days have been spent in one of the most acclaimed art schools in the country. When graduates from the 1977-78 batch of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda showcased a reunion exhibition of their works, Amdavad ni Gufa wore a festive air indeed. ‘Celebrating 40 years of Fine Arts, Vadodara’ was inaugurated on the 19thof September. The exhibition shall continue till 24th of September. With many of the artists being present themselves, excited conversations could be overheard – about people known, times shared, colleagues and professors who were not present. The sad demise of artist and teacher Jeram Patel in 2016 was the trigger which had brought the batch together after decades. Tracing their cohorts and catching up with each other, the batch mates found that some had moved far away and some had even passed away. This prompted them to arrange a reunion exhibition of their works. The exhibition was inaugurated by noted artist Shri Amit Ambal...

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Ahmedabad gets Mumbai’s Art Buffet

The Art Buffet, a group show of 5 artists from Mumbai, opened in Ahmedabad on 29th of August. The rainy evening witnessed the amalgamation of art fraternity at Amdavad ni Gufa, wherein senior artist Mahendra Kadia performed the honours of inaugurating the show. Also present at the event was Art Entrepreneur and appreciator Anil Relia, who took the opportunity to ...

Citizens Unite for Ahmedabad’s Heritage

A citizens’ meeting was organised in the World Heritage City of Ahmedabad on the 19th of August at ATMA house. Hosted by the Trustees of Sunni Wakf Committee, the event was chaired by activist Bhavna Ramrakhiani and historian Rizwan Kadri. It was the first such large meeting of an informal group organised to discuss the World Heritage status, with a series soo...

Things to do in Charlotte NC : Charlotte Art Weekly #15
Things to do in Charlotte NC : Charlotte Art Weekly #15

The 15th edition of Charlotte Art Weekly is here The Art Weekly series has recently completed its 125th anniversary in the city of Ahmedabad, India and has reached its 15th edition in Charlotte. We want to feature the best of the creative events of the Cha...

21 year old finds art in Period Stains and Stretch Marks

Cinta Tort Cartró alias Zinteta, an artist from a small hamlet called Torrelles de Llobregat in Spain, Cinta lately exhibited her creativity that showcases a message of accepting ourselves and self-admiration. Within her project called ‘Mancho y no me doy asco’ (I’m not disgusted by my stains), Cinta 7 months ago started spreading vibrant colors on under...

The Voice of Ahmedabad Writes Words of Wisdom- RJ Dhvanit Launches His Debut Book

RJ Dhvanit has drafted the wakeup call to our everyday routine in his all new book, ‘Morning Mantra’, which is a compilation of positive thoughts and sayings written by the prodigy vocalist Dhvanit himself. Working as an RJ with Radio Mirchi, Dhvanit began his career in 2003 by participating in a humble ‘Talent Hunt’ show held by the radio company to fin...


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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/01-.jpg His Pictures Tell Your Story : a Heart to Heart talk with photographer Vivek Desai

If photographers today wish to cover an age-old festival popular in a remote village, all they need to do is google for details. Date, place, time, schedule, it’s all listed on the well-designed website. Camera bag and lens in order,…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IMG_2008.jpg 37th Saptak Annual Music Festival peaks during the weekend!

Day 7 ends with audience saying ‘Wah Ustad’ The seventh day of the music festival featured three concerts namely a violin recital by Vidushi Kala Ramanathan, Gundecha brothers presented drupad music and a Santoor recital by Shri. Rahul Sharma accompanied by…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/the-sleep-comes-like-a-drug-1000-x-555-px-psd.jpg Sleep Comes Like A Drug : Fab Fables #5

It was July. This time, the monsoon was heavy and the moisture-laden air had dampened everything. But for the streak of yellow light originating from the street lamp, the room was dark.   He got up again with his toe…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/astoma-sadgamaya2.jpg પ્રાર્થના / prayer (અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લઈ જા)

Prayer by Nahnalal અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લ‍ઈ જા, ઊંડા અંધારેથી, પ્રભુ! પરમ તેજે તું લઈ જા; મહામૃત્યુમાંથી, અમૃત સમીપે નાથ લ‍ઈ જા. તું-હીણો હું છું તો, તુજ દરસનાં દાન દ‍ઈ જા. પિતા! પેલો આઘે, જગત વીંટાતો સાગર…