Ahmedabad city. Art on the street walls

January 30, 2012 § Leave a comment


The Ahmedabad city street walls are awash with a roit of colours.
The A.M.C recently organised an event to paint the blank walls on streets in Satellite, Maninagar (Kankaria) and near the University Ground.
 
Artists & locals from the city, as well as Artists from Kutch were invited to paint.

 
People Stopping by to watch the artists at work.

 
An interesting range of styles adorn the walls. 

 

 
It was great to see the space transform in a couple of days. The City definitely looks more lively and it’s great that the public gets of daily dose of art as they drive by .

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ShuruArt – a new beginning at ‘Artist’s Lounge’.

September 2, 2011 § 1 Comment


A new beginning at Artist Lounge. A relaunch after many events at verve. Back to the basics :
 our new initiative
 ‘The Artist’s Lounge!’

Happy to present this place formerly and to invite our friends to this warm lit underground,
 learning daily as well as creating new work.   
 Just come in, we are here ….. come find out wat’s happening.
Here is the place were 13 artist have shown their work undertaken since the inception of the place ‘Artist Lounge’.
Come down u’ll find an array of welcoming rooms, it’s like a little maze … take a turn to be in one of them.
The work awaits you all.
Yes, this is one display which created a verve by inhouse artist
Amazing work and equally good display, was eyecatching to many onlookers.
All the walls flooded by works, every space was carefully used and converted the studio into a gallery for few days. The rooms spelled by creative pieces all around to the very contradiction of initial thought ‘do we have enough work to display ? ‘ but turned out the otherway round sparing no space for many good works. So had no choice but to pick a  few pieces of every inhouse artist’s work
 
The Ceramic work (Rakku).
Begining of the show and we had the senior designer and artist from reputed design institution National Institute of Design, India, Mr. Errol Pires who is a keen art lover, busy photographer, a ply-split braiding artist of international fame.
Viewers looking at various mediums from paintings to printmaking, sculptures to ceramics, drawings to paper masks to fiber art (textile).
A glance of few exhibits from two different rooms.
This was always the scene here at Artist Lounge as people poured in not just to view the work but also for sharing ideas and experiences.
As we said, here we have artists from various fields.
The loom you’re seeing and the hanging piece fiber art is by Mr. Shantanu Das, a textile artist and designer.
Its very interesting to see fabric being woven on this loom, to many who dont have an idea of the traditional way of cloth making.. here it is. 
This exhibition gave chance to many of us for healthy discussions and sharing thoughts ..between many inhouse and visiting art relatives. 
The young visitor helping us, fondly called Ammu.
Arpit Biloria the man behind the scene !
The man who makes all this possible.
 relaxed and happy, having chat with others during the show.
The art was not distanced but rather in reach, which helped many for better interaction and experience.
The happy Bijoya Haldar, the artist  before the work with artist Abhijit Paul
captured sharing a lighter moment.
I would like to thank all who graced the place and the occasion and shared their experiences.
  
 With all the energy that kept flowing all through the days when the display was on, along with a lot of senior artists who visited and shared their bit of knowledge and stories which did inspire the young lot in the house of ARTIST LOUNGE.
Yes its very true to admit we the bunch of  constant learners. We hope to have a good art dialogue with  those we come in contact with at the ‘Artist Lounge’  

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VERVE Artist’s lounge in Ahmedabad.

May 26, 2011 § 3 Comments


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The “Artist’s lounge” an initiative by Verve launches in June, 2011.

It has Artist Studios and is an area for artists to meet, share and spend time together as an unorthodox  forum. it changes the way art studios are viewed. Artist’s lounge is an alternative art space where like minded people from different creative fields viz. designers, writers, poets etc are welcome to come and interact with the professional visual artists in a comfortable non intimidating space over a cup of coffee or browse through it’s mini library. it is an open house.

Situated in Ahmedabad, a two minute walk from the National Institute of Design, the Artist’s lounge provides an opportunity to Artists from the visual Art fields to stay for a short duration and experience and explore the ahmedabad art culture. The program seeks to connect artists from various genres. The purpose  is not only to advance the arts, but also to provide an atmosphere to foster cultural exchange between the artists and their adopted home. Verve attempts to make it convenient for artists by accepting applications for studios at the Artist in Residence Programme all year round.

Artist’s Lounge will be a self financed programme where Workshops will be conducted each month in various mediums : Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Clay Modeling and  Papier Mache, for both children and adults in order to maintain the free studios for professional artists and at the same increases art awareness and makes art more accessible to those interested in learning.

For more details & application-form contact us at vervestudio@yahoo.in 

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Silence – An Experimental Art, Group Show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

April 8, 2011 § 1 Comment


Silence
At Jehangir Art Gallery
Mumbai
Dates: 7th – 13th April, 2011
Curators: Arpit Biloria + Jagadish Dhyan Shreyas
“Silence is…
a piece of sky
a space between clutter
emptiness without colours
a question without an answer
a search into the past
emotions hidden in daily lives
a never ending quest into a visual space…….
Silence remains, till it is broken!”
Eight artists discover different aspects of silence, a search into a void through a journey into multi dimensional space. Materials and media come together to create meaning. Playful reality merges with an inner world of fantasy and opens up undiscovered layers of emotions. The personal journey of the artist points towards an universal journey of life and its myriad experiences.
As Rumi says : “Only from the heart, can you touch the sky”, it is through the tangible earthly medium of sculpture and the depth of their emotions that the artists make an endeavor to touch silence and beauty. This exhibition provides a moment in time and space to be in close communion with the art and discover different aspects of the same within the self.

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Abhijeet Paul

Suraj Kumar

Abhijeet Paul

Shubhankar Tarafdar’s Paintings

Tarun Maity

Priti Kahar

Arpit Biloria’s Installation with Sound

Gallery Display

Jagadish Dhyan Sreyas

Pramod Singh’s Video Art

Priti Kahar
Group Photo

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Art Realm – Summer Workshops in Ahmedabad

March 23, 2011 § Leave a comment


Art Realm – Summer Art Workshops
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Each workshop aims at providing a fun learning experience while giving individual  attention and guidance to all levels of ability. There will be class demonstrations and hands-on activities. 
The New Dates For The Art Realm 2011 Art Workshops Are as Follows :

Painting & Drawing – 18th – 28th April
Terra-cotta / Ceramics – 29th Apr-10th May
Papier Mache – 11th -19th May
Miniature Painting – 11th -19th May
wood cut (print making) – 20th -28th May
Art Appreciation – 29th May

We’ve Changed The dates as A no of People Wanted to Join Both Miniature and print making. 

Application Forms are available at the CN College of Fine arts & C N Vidyavihar Central Office, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad
From 1st March, 2010. Timings 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
For Details Contact:
Principal: Ratilal Kansodaria
Coordinators: Deviba Wala  | Arpit Biloria +91 9227501980
information.verve@gmail.com

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Ek se Anek – An Alternative Art Space Project

March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment


The exhibition is an attempt to take art from the closed enclosures of gallery to public spaces where people interact with art as part of their day to day activity. 

The theme was on subtexts o Mirror.


The show was held at Sardar center Market,Vastrapur on 13th March, 2011 from 5.30 to 10.00 pm. 

Bansri Shah installed a large stitched cloth napkin on a silver colour ring. Avni Patni gave away photographs of different parts of city on ‘reflection’  to people with some texts written on them. Nisha Nair installed a  3 meter printed text as a foot mat where foot prints of people and vehicles kept falling. Narendra Raghunath installed a direct take on female foeticide by suspending six sharp knifes over a little girl doll painted by his daughter on a 3 x 3 feet wooden frame.






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Banyan Art Show

January 31, 2011 § Leave a comment


List of Participating Artists
Jagadish Dhyan Sreyas | Rajesh P Subramanian | Premdeep Khera | Nijeena Neelambaram | Manjunath Honnapura | Vipinlal P Velayudhan | Shaam | Shatrughan Thakur | Vandana Kothari | Vibhuti Sharma | Yamini Sharma | Santa Rakshit | Shruti Thakur | Sanghita Das |  Pulak Sanpui | Deviba Wala | Sudip Dutta | Swetha B.V. | Nandini | Raju Patel | Sachi Shah | Ajay Sarma | Arpit Biloria | T. Venkanna | Ajay Kanwal | Debasree Das | Harendra Nath | Debasish Dutta | Kundan Mondal | Dhropal Haresh | Arunima Sanyal | Kruti Mukherjee | Chintan Zalavadia | Soghra Khurasani | Durgaprasad Bandi 

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