Over the years Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji has been organising number of art and cultural programmes with quite a few geared towards showcasing the talent of students from schools and colleges. In keeping with this, the institute together with the All Goa Art Masters Association and Goa College of Art, Altinho will be organising the seventh edition of the ‘Chitrakur’ workshop which is all about live portrait painting. The workshop which will be held from February 20 to February 22 will see students of Goa College of Art, Altinho, sketching and painting the portraits of 20 noted personalities from Goa, live. The resource person for the workshop will be artist Devdatta Padekar, who is acquainted with modern techniques and has traveled to places like France, Russia, etc. Some of the personalities will also deliver talks on various topics related to the arts. The finished works will then be on display at the institute along with works from a few other artists.
Panjim Youth Club in association with the Department of Art & Culture, Government of Goa, will be organizing a music and dance cultural programme called ‘Yeh Shaam Mastaani’. It will take place at the DMK hall of Kala Academy, Panaji, on 23rd February 2019 (5 pm onwards). There are going to be live performances by prominent artistes like Ali Hussain, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Golden Voice Hunt singer, along with some of Goa’s best singers who are Gautami Hede Bambolkar, Samruddha Chodankar, Viraj Verekar, Vibha Algundgi, Chirag Tripathi, Sagar Naik, and Sneha Nagarsenkar. The winners of All India Salsa & Bachata Dance Championship- Amit and Sakshi- will be performing live as well. Mr Govind Gaude, Minister for Art and Culture, will be the chief guest while Mr Sidharth Kuncalienker, Vice-chairman-GIDC, and Mr Jayesh Salgaonkar, Minister for housing, shall be the guests of honour. The President of Panjim Youth Club, Balkrishna Hodarkar, stated: “Due to last year’s (good) response, we decided to have Yeh Shaam Mastaani this year as well.” (Free entry passes will be available at the Kala Academy theatre ticket counter starting from 20th February- 10 am onwards.)
Evolving/ Eroding- a collaborative exhibition by Indian and Danish photographers was inaugurated at Museum of Goa in the presence of Thomas Sehested, Director of The Danish Cultural Institute in India. The photographers have used photographic techniques to explore the concept of nature. Goa is one of the inspirations for their works. The photos are distorted and staged which shows the evolving and eroding characteristics of nature. Here’s a deeper look into the photographers’ works: Amit Sheokand showed the skeleton structure of local Goan fish like Shekta, Waghole, Bangda, Ambattan Parra, Tilapia, and Sagoti. Akshay Mahajan had seen in houses of Goa the framed pictures of family members who have passed away. He combined these portraits with local fauna in light of the superstition that – trees are totems for dead ancestors. Jagrut Raval used cyanotype with drawing on handmade cotton archival paper. The inspiration for these works comes from the conceptual architect, Lebbeus Wood. Miriam Nielsen works on paper and aluminium. They are based on photographs of landscapes, structures and urban spaces seen in Goa and Europe. The works can be placed on walls and floors. Laura Faurschou, artist, helped in some of them. Jenny Nordquist portrays the power of nature. […]
Museum of Goa is currently having an art exhibition titled is ‘Phoenix’. Three reputed artists – Genie Poretzky Lee, Sweety Joshi, and Sanjay Sawant- are the ones responsible for the creative works displayed. The artists are from different backgrounds and they have their own unique style. Genie Poretzky Lee’s works have been exhibited around the world. She has a decade of experience as a textile artist. Sweeti Joshi is a well-known abstract artist. She loves the pitch black colour of kohl. She has used black thread to create a trail in her art. The black frill edges are achieved through her brush that is fire. Sanjay Sawant uses textures that may be of cardboard which adds a new dimension to the painting. He graduated with a first class rank from J J School of Art, Mumbai. The final artistic treat of the Phoenix exhibition is a collaborative artwork by all the 3 artists. Its intention is to embrace the unexpected and get away from frozen accepted ideas. (The exhibition will be open till 28th February 2019.) Pics Credit – Shivang Mishra I NT GOGOANOW.COM