Friday, October 3, 2014


Carnegie Visual Arts Center presents the exhibit
Hindustan Revealed: the Art and Culture of Traditional India on display September 30 -November 8, 2014. Traditional Indian art and culture comes to North Alabama in the form of paintings, drawings, sculpture, textiles, handicrafts, and jewelry. The exhibit features traditionally inspired contemporary works of art by Shyam Balami, Shinani Chakrabarty, Sarab Soni and Deepa Sundaram. Additional art, jewlery, textiles, and decorative items are on loan from the collections of Madhu Singh, Divya Pradhan, Sonchita Chakrabarty, Krutika Patel, Alka Bhargave, Rupali Vyawahare, Mohinder Kaur Meenakshi, and Godika Sethi Deepa. The textile display features long and flowing, hand-detailed saris and other
custom-made traditional men and women’s clothing. The show was curated by Viveka Awasthi and exhibition designed by the CarnegieVisual Arts Center.

Special Events

Special events and community performances accompany the exhibition throughout the month of October. Two events will be presented in partnership with the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts.

October 7, 2014, 4:30 to 7:30PM
Demonstration of Indian Sports Games
(Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Cricket)
at The Market at Casa Grande Park (with the Princess Theatre)

October 17, 2014, 5:30 to 6 PM
Folk and Bollywood Dances and Songs
at 3rd Friday Downtown on Bank Street Stage

October 24, 2014, Noon - 1 PM
Lunch and Learn - India Insight
at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center
Bring your lunch • Soft drinks provided • Free

October 30, 2014, 7 PM
Bollywood Film Monsoon Wedding
at the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts
$10 at the door

A Member Reception will be held on October 10, 2014 for Carnegie Visual Arts Center members and their guests. Artists and art contributors for this exhibit will be our honored guests. The event includes light appetizers and complimentary beverages. For membership information or to join, please call 256-341-0562 or go to

Since 2003, the Carnegie Visual Arts Center has presented multiple exhibitions throughout each year featuring a variety of local, regional, national, and international art through solo and group shows. All exhibitions are free to the general public. The Carnegie is a 501(c)(3) non-profit art exhibition venue housed in a historic renovated and repurposed Carnegie Library building. The Carnegie is supported by fundraising events, membership,corporate and private donations, and grants.

Regular viewing hours are Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM and Saturday, 10 AM - 2 PM. The Carnegie is located at 207 Church St. NE Decatur, Alabama 35601

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