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Dastaan – A Musical Memoir by Santhosh Hegde

The Concert is a soulful tribute to his wife, Suman, that will see classics from the Bollywood Golden Era performed by Hegde and Other Artists at Chowdiah Memorial Hall.

Bangalore, India, 26th April, 2017 — Santhosh Kumar Hegde shares a 50-year old tryst with music. The self-taught musician found his teacher in All India Radio and Films. A movie buff from a young age, he eagerly awaited the release of the latest Bollywood movies, and sat back to listen to and learn the lyrics to songs while most of the audience used it as an interval. The first step of his musical career was in 1966, when he performed with a group of local musicians in a stage show, Young Talents’ Night at the Don Bosco Hall in Mangalore, following which, he has today completed over 10,000 performances, including 1,002 stage shows, across the country.

Dastaan is a soulful reminiscent by Santhosh Hegde to his wife, and pillar of support for almost four decades, Suman. In tribute to her birth anniversary, the musical concert would be held at the Chowdaiah Memorial Hall, in Malleswaram, Bangalore, and would involve engaging performances by Santhosh Hegde himself, along with other talented artists. Presented in remembrance to Suman Hegde and the love and inspiration she brought into the lives of her loved ones, the evening promises to be a magical trip down to the Golden Yesteryears of Bollywood Music.

Joining him in his performance would be his daughter, Mithila Hegde, a filmmaker by profession, who has been performing alongside him since the age of 9. He will also be accompanied by Ahmed Ali, a popular Hindustani/Sufi artiste from Kolkata who has learned his craft from renowned Hindustani vocalist, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan. The evening would also feature Priya Yadav, who is an acclaimed, versatile vocalist based out of Bangalore. The band accompanying the artist would be a Kerala-based 15-member orchestra that has performed with the likes of Yesudas, S. Janaki, and Unnikrishnan, to name a few.

The concert will be hosted by the multi-faceted Vasanthi Hariprakash, who remains the much loved voice of the Breakfast Show on RadioCity 91.1FM.

Tickets to the concert, are available on BookMyShow and at the venue. For more information, please contact:

Name: Ms. Mithila Hegde
Email: contact@marchingantsllp.com
Phone: +91 98861 48112
Website: http://in.bookmyshow.com/events/dastaan/ET00056148

DIVRT Presents “Flavours of UB City” – A Weekend of Food and Entertainment

With pop-up restaurants, art and music, the event will take place on 19 & 20 November 2016.

Bangalore, India, November 18th, 2016 — DIVRT presents ‘Flavours of UB City’, a celebration of the city’s finest restaurants, entertainers and artists. The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday – 19 & 20 November 2016.

Over the weekend, 15 of UB City’s restaurants will be presented as pop-ups, offering the best of world-cuisine. Not limited to food alone, the festival will also offer gift hampers from UB City’s finest luxury brands. The proceeds from the gift hampers will go to the U&I Trust, a volunteer-driven charitable organization based in Bangalore. The Trust started off in 2011 with the primary vision of serving the underprivileged and empowering them to reach their fullest potential. Today, U&I has Learning Centres functioning in ten major cities across India, impacting the lives of 850+ students with the help of 1000 volunteers.

Commenting on the event, Uzma Irfan – Director, Prestige Group said “With Bangalore on the list of the Top 10 most developed cities in India, it’s no surprise that people from all over the country and the world flock to the city. As a result, it is now fast emerging as a hub for hospitality and food, with international food chains establishing a presence in the city. The rapid change in Bangaloreans’ food preferences is reflected in the large number of restaurants that have opened across various categories of world cuisine.”

“The Collection, UB City, is known to provide the best mix of global cuisine under one roof in South India. While the restaurants present there are mainly for fine dining, their pop up versions over the weekend will provide a variety of dishes in a range of prices” she added, “I welcome everybody to come enjoy a mix of food, comedy, and entertainment with us this weekend”.

Participating Restaurants:
The food festival will kick off on 19 November at 1 pm, with food and beverages provided by Amande, Rasovara, Caperberry, Fava, Café Noir, Café Mangii, Subway, Chocolate D’Luxe by Bliss, Singkong, Shiro, Made in Punjab, Toscano, Sancho’s, Sublime House of Tea, and more. Beautiful floral arrangements from Floradelic will also be available for sale.

Cuisines will range from Italian, French, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pan Asian, Modern Indian Fusion to North Indian and Rajasthani. And there will be flavorsome herbal teas and delicious desserts to compliment the meals.

Line-up of Activities: Entertainment begins 7 pm onwards both days.

Saturday – 19 November 2016:
* Comedy Act by Standup Comedian, Abel Mathews
* Performance by Bangalore-based Pop/Funk Rock Band Clown with a Frown
* Music by DJ Mel

Sunday – 20 November 2016:
* Comedy Act by Standup Comedian, Abel Mathews
* Performance by India’s biggest Beatboxer Vineeth Vincent
* Performance by Bangalore-Based Hip-Hop Artists Black Ice Crew
* Music by DJ Mel

With art by Sublime Galleria, installations of a massive chef hat, fork & spoon, and LED lights, the interiors of The Collection, UB City, will reflect the festival’s theme, transforming it into a foodie’s paradise for the weekend.

Sponsors for the festival include DIVRT, Himalayan and Entrée.

For further information, please contact:
Ms. Urmila Biswas/Ms. Shreya Suresh
Lateral Thinkers Communications
M: +91 98860 99736/92434 34411
E: contact@marchingantsllp.com
U: http://www.ubcitybangalore.in

KHAYAL: A Musical Repertoire by Santhosh Hedge

TITAN Presents a Reprise of Bollywood’s Golden Classics.

Bangalore, India, October 21st, 2016 — TITAN Presents a Reprise of Bollywood’s Golden Classics.

Date: 22nd October ’16, Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bengaluru

Santhosh Kumar Hedge, a man whose seasoned voice serves as a memoir to Bollywood’s music, is a self-taught musician who has successfully completed 50 years in the music industry. To mark this momentous occasion, he will be performing at ‘The Golden Jubilee Show’ at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bengaluru, organized by Titan.

KHAYAL, as the word symbolizes, will be a token reminiscent of Bollywood’s yesteryear’s music. This escapade will also witness some of the finest musical talents; one of which is Mithila Hegde, his daughter who has been sharing the stage with her father since the age of 9. Joining them will be Ahmed Ali, a renowned Hindustani/Sufi artiste from Kolkata; and Shruti Bhide, a popular singer/theatre performer based in Bangalore will heighten the fervour of this performance with their soul-stirring music. The band will also comprise of a 15-member reputed orchestra from Kerala, who have played for the likes of Yesudas, S. Janaki, and Unnikrishnan, to name a few.

With 10,000 performances to his credit, Santhosh Hegde is known for the ease with which he transitions through various genres of music. His tryst with music goes back a long way back to 1966, when a group of local musicians and him organized a stage show called “Young Talents’ Night” at the Don Bosco Hall in Mangalore, and it’s been 50 years since. A film buff in his teenage years, he eagerly awaited the release of Hindi films. When the numerous songs served as a source of respite for the rest of the audience, he would be the only one to stay back to listen and memorize the lyrics to each of the tracks. Inspired by All India Radio and Bollywood Classics, he embarked upon his musical journey. The joy that Santhosh derives from connecting with people through music, gives him immense gratification.

Tickets for the show will be available at the venue, Chowdiah Memorial Hall, for a price of Rs 1000, Rs 500 & Rs 300.

For further queries, call on +91 90 0778 0333.

Contact Details:
Mithila Hegde
+91 90077 80333


Children in for a Treat this Summer with Jacadi Kids Art Connect at The Collection, UB City

Theme-based creative craft workshops to be held during weekends through May 2015.

Bangalore, India, May 15th, 2015 — School children are on their summer break currently and have about a month of holidays left. This is the ideal time for them to pursue their hobbies. Jacadi Kids Art Connect, organized by team ChotuPainter is bringing theme-based creative craft workshops to The Collection, UB City for children aged between 2 to 12 years. These workshops will be held during weekends through the month of May.

The theme for the workshops is Paris Fashion & Clothing. Craft articles will be developed around this theme to teach kids about Paris, its culture, kids fashion and style. The children can take away their creativity in terms of finished articles developed by them with the assistance of the expert faculty. Some of the craft activities provided as part of these workshops are Fashion Doll Dressing, Cool Key Chain, Party Mask, Fashion Bags, Stylish Bookmark, Paris Greetings, Quelling Jewelry Costumes Designs and Eiffel on Canvas, among others.

The idea behind organizing an event like this in The Collection, UB City is to allow parents to leave their kids at the Jacadi Kids Art Connect Counter and enjoy their shopping experience for the duration of 45 minutes – 1 hour. By the time they are done, the children have not only enjoyed themselves but also learned something creative.

Dates: 09 & 10 May, 16 & 17 May, 23 & 24 May and 30 & 31 May 2015
Time: Saturday [3:00 – 7:00pm] & Sunday [2:00 – 6:00pm]
Location: 4th Floor, Entrance Area, The Collection, UB City

For all participants, Jacadi is offering 10% discount vouchers along with a chance to win a Jacadi Kids Club Membership.

For further information:
Urmila Biswas
M: +91 98860 99736
E: contact@marchingantsllp.com
U: http://www.ubcitybangalore.in

Sublime Galleria Presents Performance/Interactive Art at The Collection, UB City

In association with Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology.

Bangalore, India, December 11th, 2014 — Sublime Galleria, South India’s leading art gallery, reputed for introducing the most innovative art forms to Bangalore, showcased performances/ interactive art at The Collection, UB City this evening. This initiative was in association with the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. Since many of the exhibits/performances were being showcased only for one evening, Bangalore’s art aficionados turned up in full strength to make the most of the event and marvel at the creative genius of the artists.

A major attraction was the ‘Tate: Global Art Space’ exhibit – a collaborative project with TATE UK, Central St Martins London, Kochi Muzhris Biennale and Srishti, which was one of the highlights of the event. The exhibits are a result of collaborations between Indian and international artists and left everyone awed with their effects.

Sharing her thoughts on Sublime’s latest exhibition, Uzma Irfan – Director, Prestige Group and Founder – Sublime Galleria said, “Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology is making a serious breakthrough in new art forms through innovative thinking and of course, the immense dedication of all associated with it. We, at Sublime, are very happy to support them in their efforts. Each and every exhibit showcased was truly unique… kudos to all the creators for their inspired thinking!”

The ‘Srishti Interim Showcase’ featured the following exhibits at The Collection, UB City:

Project | Venue | Time
1. Dynamic Geometries | Ground Floor | 07:15pm
2. Performing Systems | Piazza | 08:00pm
3. Story of Light | Sublime Galleria | 09:00pm
4. Sonic Beams | PDR, Oakwood Residences | 07:00-10:00pm

In addition, the following was also featured on the 11th and will be showcased until the 12th of December 2014 at The Collection, UB City:

Date | Project | Venue
11th & 12th Dec | TATE: Global Art Space | Sublime Galleria

About the projects:

* Dynamic Geometries
A collaborative site-specific multimedia performance by reputed international dancer/choreographer, Sonia Rodriguez and respected filmmaker, Ujjwal Utkarsh, using movement, music, digital art and sound. The collaboration is with the Attakkalari Talent Academy and Srishti. The overarching theme aims to showcase how the urban environment /architecture of our cities influence our experience, evokes our memories and fuels our imagination.

* Performing Systems
Created by Sofy – media artist and educator working with video, interactivity, projections, code, paper, and salvaged material. “Performing Systems” is a live interactive performance with light and sound, using generative electronic music and art that takes an iterative form. The focus is visual composition, writing one’s own performance software and performing.

* Story of Light
This has been created by Yashas Shetty (artist and educator working between various disciplines including installation, sound, software and biotechnology) and Jatin Vidyarthi (sound artist and electronic music producer). In this exhibit, the artists along with the students have explored the nature of light as a medium and re-imagined light through installations, sound works and other experiments in the form of sonic works, kinetic sculptures, interactive installations and films, which will be showcased in ‘The Story of Light Festival’ in Goa. The year 2015 is the ‘Year of Light’ at the festival and CEMA at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology has been invited as a content partner, and to showcase work at this reputed festival.

* Sonic Beams
Created by Professor Cathy Lane (composer, sound artist, lecturer and researcher) and Sindhu Thirumalaisamy (artist and filmmaker), “Sonic Beams” is a sonic/audio/visual installation that locates itself to the lighthouses in Fort Kochi and around Kochi. Utilizing maritime history, myths, local folklore, oral history, shipping records, architecture, data, sounds of ships, waves, etc. the project aims to create a narrative, frame an archive and provide a dynamic experience of life around the sea.

* TATE: Global Art Space
Created by Michelle Williams Gamaker, whose work deals with performances and complex renderings of reality via documentary, fiction and video installation in collaboration with artist and textile designer, Meera, “Global Art Space” is a collaborative project with TATE UK, Central St. Martins London, Kochi Muzhris Biennale and Srishti. It explores and interacts with the local environment in London and India via performance and photography with the view to show artistic interpretations to a wider (global) audience through TATE Gallery, online exhibition and the Biennale in Kochi. The participation is about reenacting, recreating, and reinterpreting the artistic ‘Generative’. A group of students in CSM, London, and Srishti School Bangalore have already created this generative in the first part of the project, led by artist Michelle Gamakar. The outcome will be a series of exhibitions in all the venues mentioned above.

About ‘The Interim’:
The Interim operates as an inter-disciplinary open-ended platform and framework for learning through engagement with various artistic and creative practices and processes.

Projects curated are socially and culturally contextualized with art and design, leading students beyond the campus and classroom into the public realm. The Interim functions as a community arts initiative to explore contemporary social-cultural and political issues. Rural migration, religious diversity, class, money, caste, loss of traditions, creeping in of new traditions, commercialization, abundance of technology and the ubiquity of information, and gender politics are some of the realities than bind and shape our interactions. These realities create conflicting values and result in contrasting economic and social development, often leading to political apathy, corruption, etc.

It is in this space that art and media can be used as interventions to initiate dialogue, provide new spaces and places of expression, document and archive loss, memory, understand how natural phenomenon (climate, sound pollution, genetic crops, etc.) interact with the social world to create sustainable frameworks for engagement and change.

The project pragmatically pushes the boundaries of experimentation with various forms of expression, participation and narration. Through a variety of lenses, paradigm, practices and materials, the students work with ideas and concepts in the field with artists and designers to explore, create, understand, represent, and construct our understanding of our social and natural realities.

For further information:
Urmila Biswas
Lateral Thinkers Communications
M: +91 98860 99736
E: contact@marchingantsllp.com
W: http://www.sublimegalleria.com

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Sublime Galleria to Hold An Exclusive Exhibition of Paintings by Children from Christel House

The Collection will feature works by Children from Kindergarten to Grade 12, between 25th September and 25th October 2014.

Bangalore, India, September 25, 2014 — In continuation with their philanthropic endeavors to help communities through art, Sublime Galleria will hold an exclusive exhibition of paintings by the Children of Christel House, India. The collection will go LIVE on 25th September and continue till 25th October 2014, and would feature the works of kids from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

The theme of the exhibition is Art by Children and is not limited to focus on any one area, thus, allowing each child to explore the world around him/her through art. The medium of the paintings will be Acrylic on Canvas and the size of each work, would range from (2ft x 2ft) to (6ft x 8ft).

The children at Christel House, India belong to weaker sections of society and the medium of art has proved to be an effective way for them to express themselves creatively. Their Art Program is integral in shaping their personalities and is often seen to be therapeutic for them.

According to Raju Shahani, Managing Director, Christel House India, “At Christel House, we believe that our students can reach their highest potential with a cultivated capacity for imagination. We strive to channelize the creativity in every child by encouraging free expression through various art forms. Our Art Program is integral to our approach in shaping personalities of these impoverished children and helping them express themselves clearly and convincingly. We have found that this focus on art has at times been therapuetic for children going through any learning disability or emotional distress due to their abused background. We are grateful to Sublime Galleria for their offer space and resources to promote art talent of the Christel House children.”

Christel House & Art:
Christel House students have won several international awards and scholarships for their audio visual creations, another creative expression vertical, the most recent being the 2014 Adobe Youth Voices Scholarship. With 118 applications from around the world, three Christel House students from Bangalore made it to the list of Top 25, for their creative skills to change their communities. In another recent example, the children from Christel House India from Grade 7 and above worked for 5 months to develop a document on corruption that went on to win the Best Documentary Award (School Student Category) in the much acclaimed 3rd Bangalore Shorts International Film Festival in 2014. The children used path-breaking techniques for producing and directing the movie such as the Green Screen technique of shooting which is used to create special effects in professional cinema.

Christel House students also participate regularly in Berserk – a unique creative conference that helps hone a child’s artistic abilities.

The Christel House curriculum for the visual arts includes:
* Drawing & Painting
* Collage
* Printmaking
* Decoration
* Clay Modelling & Pottery
* Mask & Puppet Making
* Wall Mural
* Collaborating Art Projects
* Art History
* Photography & Film Making

About Christel House:
Christel House was founded in 1998 by Christel DeHaan, entrepreneur turned philanthropist. It opened five learning centers from 1999 to 2002. Currently Christel House provides education, food, and other assistance to over three thousand children globally.

Christel House’s approach is holistic. In addition to an education equal to that offered by India’s best educational institutions, it provides food, counselling and healthcare. Outside the Learning Center, it works to improve the home life of the students. It has a strong community outreach program that focuses on creating awareness and connection within the community. The aim is to bridge the gap between the home and the school environments and develop a strong parent-teacher team, united in the responsibility of raising the children well.

Finally, in its endeavor of ending the cycle of poverty in society, Christel House also offers guidance with continuing education and job placement after graduation.

In India, Christel House is the only charity that takes on children from Kindergarten and mentors them through Grade 12 and beyond into colleges and jobs. All donor contributions are used only for the children and not on general and administrative expenses of the school.

Christel House is a registered, non-profit organization for assisting impoverished children. It operates schools in the United States, Venezuela, South Africa, Mexico, and India. Visit www.in.christelhouse.org, for more details.

For Further Information Please Contact:
Urmila Biswas
Mob: +91 98860 99736
Email: contact@marchingantsllp.com
URL: http://www.sublimegalleria.com

International Artist Liu Bolin Exhibits a Special Creation at “Art Bengaluru 2014”

“The Invisible Man” performs live in India for the first time.

Bangalore, India, 27th August, 2014 — In a mesmerising display of performance art, renowned camouflage artist, Liu Bolin, vanished into his painting to craft yet another indelible memory at Art Bengaluru 2014. Showcasing his work in India for the first time, the artist created an installation titled “Charger Series – Peony No. 2” and also put up a live performance for the inauguration of the Art Festival, where he emerged from a Magazine Rack. South India’s biggest Art Festival, Art Bengaluru’s 5th Edition is being held at The Collection at UB City, Bangalore from 21st to 30th August, 2014.

Beijing-based artist, Liu Bolin, uses art as a medium to comment on society and repressive social norms. His best known photo series, “Hiding in the City”, took form in November 2005 when the Beijing city management demolished Suo Jia Cun – Asia’s largest international artist village and Liu Bolin’s home. As a silent protest to this event, Liu Bolin started his now legendary series Hiding in the City, which has spread beyond China countries like France, Italy & U.S.A.

Art Bengaluru began in 2009 as a quest to encourage & develop a thriving community of artists & art connoisseurs in Bangalore. Each year, the festival puts forth new art concepts for its audience; this year the event has scaled new heights with Bolin’s engaging performance at the inauguration. The Opening Night saw this talented artist blend into rows of shelves lined with magazines.

Uzma Irfan – Executive Director, Corporate Communications – Prestige Group, Founder – Sublime Galleria and Conceptualizer & Organizer – Art Bengaluru said, “We are honoured to have an artist of the caliber of Liu Bolin at Art Bengaluru who will unveil an exclusive creation for the event. Each year Art Bengaluru aims to get bigger & better and this time we have reached a new level with the artworks & artists, which will place the festival on the global art map. I urge all of you to join us in celebrating these unique creations of art which are displayed at the festival.”

Speaking about Art Bengaluru, Artist Liu Bolin said, “Art Bengaluru is an incredible platform for artists to display their works. Over the years, the organisers of this festival have done their best to promote & support artists from diverse backgrounds and it is a pleasure to perform & showcase my work in India for the first time at Art Bengaluru.”

Another work of art by Bolin, which has held the audience captive, is his installation the Charger Series which has originated from the artist’s dissatisfaction towards material possessions. This work of art shows cell phone chargers plugged into steel forms of the human body. The cell phone charger serves as an indicator of the boundless desires of human beings.

Artist Bolin explains the concept, “As we carry more and more burdens on our shoulders, we are gradually pulled away from the essence of life. In my work, the variety of brands, styles & sizes of the chargers demonstrates the diversity of life while also exhibiting the traces of human desire. As functional objects become unusable, they perfectly represent the unappeasable nature of human desire.”

A form of social commentary, Bolin’s artworks warn audiences of impending disasters caused by human overindulgence.

About Art Bengaluru:
Art Bengaluru, one of the most reputed Art Festival’s in India, has been created to showcase a wide spectrum of art forms and provide a platform for artists (both Indian & International) to exhibit their works.

Launched in 2010, Art Bengaluru began with a vision to promote works of art and cultivate a thriving art community in the city. The First Year of Art Bengaluru saw 15 Galleries across the city participate in the week-long festival that also screened a series of Short Films, in addition to an Art Competition for Children. The Second Edition featured 15 Art Galleries from across the country with the highlight being the inaugural Luxury Art Auction. The Third Edition showcased 15 top National & International Art Galleries, a Children’s Art Competition, Workshops, Speaker Sessions and the iconic International Art & Luxury Auction. Each year, the festival strives to rise a notch higher than the last, and in 2013 the much-awaited event saw over 100 National & International Artists showcase a diverse collection of artworks while the Auction saw on block works of celebrated artists such as M.F. Hussain, S.H. Raza, F.N. Souza, amongst others. The Fourth Edition also introduced Berserk – a unique Arts Conference for Children in addition to the trademark activities.

About Art Bengaluru 2014:
Riding on the success of the last four editions, Art Bengaluru returns with its 5th Edition. Presented by The Collection at UB City in association with Sublime Galleria, the 10-day event, from the 21st-30th of August, features a host of talented artists & leading Art Galleries from across India & the world.

This year, Art Bengaluru seeks to recreate and celebrate the Renaissance Period – an era of intellectual and artistic revival, inspired by a renewed study of Classical literature and art – with the theme of European Art History. The event is showcasing 13 top galleries including one from New York & Vietnam.

Christel House India, engaged in providing free education, nutrition & healthcare to impoverished children in Bangalore, have created an exclusive installation by students from their High School, based on the Renaissance theme for the event.

Gracing the event was Padma Shri Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, renowned Santoor Maestro, who put up a special performance at The Collection at UB City, on Sunday, 24th Aug 2014 at 6pm.

Also a part of Art Bengaluru is ‘Berserk 2014‘ – a 3-day Residential Art Conference for children which aims to motivate, inspire and facilitate children, between 8-14 years of age, to discover and pursue their artistic talents.

For more information on ‘Art Bengaluru 2014’ please visit http://www.artbengaluru.in

About Sublime Art Galleria:
Sublime Galleria, located at UB City, is India’s first Sky Gallery founded in 2009 by Ms. Uzma Irfan – Executive Director, Corporate Communications, Prestige Group. Having tied up with several successful exhibitions in the past, Sublime has become a brand to reckon with among art lovers. It brings in a regular contingent of eminent art experts & rising artists.

This reputed space is on a mission to further the cause of the arts and also place itself as a dynamic crucible for the next generation to develop and showcase their talent. Sublime reaches out to upcoming artists and offers them a platform to showcase their talent and make their body of work accessible to the art loving community of Bangalore.

Sublime Galleria has promoted the works of several artists across categories. Some examples of the mélange of work exhibited at Sublime in the past include ‘Genesis’ by Simran KS Lamba – a unique presentation of Mixed Media Artwork in Coal Tar, ‘Crossroads’ – a unique celebration of Fine Art by four leading artists – G. Subramanian, Gurudas Shenoy, Jasu Rawal and Milind Nayak.

Sublime Galleria has earlier showcased the works of Aamina Shazi, Amit Sharma, Anoop H., Ashish Parmar, C.P.B. Prasad, Devanshi (Tina), Farah Ahmed, Kalabhakesari, Manoj Masand, Pallon Daruwala (Established Artist), Pragya Jain, Priyanka Gupta Agarwal, Rupesh Patrick, Shukla Chowdhury, Simran K.S. Lamba, Soraya Taher Merchant, Srividya and Tala Afsin.

For Further Information Contact:
Urmila Biswas
Mob: +91 98860 99736
Email: contact@marchingantsllp.com

The Renaissance Period Comes Alive with ‘Art Bengaluru 2014’

The 5th Edition of one of the most reputed Art Festivals to be held in Bangalore from 21-30th August 2014.

Bangalore, India, August 06, 2014 — The stage is set for ‘Art Bengaluru 2014‘ – one of the most reputed national art festivals in India. The 5th edition of this annual art soiree is all set to bring the Renaissance period alive in Bangalore with the theme for this year being European Art History. This festival, which is one of The Collection at UB City’s & Sublime Galleria’s annual proprietary events, is a celebration of art, culture and luxury. Art Bengaluru which started in 2010 is South India’s biggest art festival, which brings a mélange of artwork and artists from across the country as well as from abroad, under one roof. Art Bengaluru 2014 begins on 21st August 2014 and will continue till the 30th of the Month.

Every year, Art Bengaluru becomes bigger and better but this year’s edition is on a truly international scale. The art festival will showcase 13 top galleries including one from New York, one from Vietnam, apart from presenting one of China’s most popular artists, Liu Bolin and his work, for the first-time ever in India.

Also known as “The Invisible Man”, Bolin’s art has been showcased in museums across the world. Bolin will be exhibiting the now legendary “Hiding in the City” series – photographic works that began as performance art in 2005, apart from unveiling a creation that he’s working on exclusively for Art Bengaluru 2014.

Speaking about Art Bengaluru, Uzma Irfan – Executive Director, Corporate Communications – Prestige Group, Founder – Sublime Galleria and Conceptualizer & Organizer – Art Bengaluru said, “This year’s theme is the Renaissance period in European Art History, which is considered one of the richest eras for art, invention, culture & science. This period marks the beginning of new thinking, patronage and most importantly, the rebirth of classical art. Art Bengaluru, over the past 4 years, has attempted to increase art appreciation in the city and encourage fresh thinking, new ideologies pertaining to art and its mediums. Bangalore is home to some of the most liberal minds in the country and this celebrated event aims to carve a niche for Bangalore on the global map of Art & Luxury. The journey with Art Bengaluru this year will be both informative as well as a delight for the senses. I invite each and every one of you to make this event a success with your participation.”

About the Theme:
The 5th edition of Art Bengaluru aims to reflect upon the Renaissance period, one of the most prominent art periods in Europe, by highlighting some of the best works of art from around the world. The Collection at UB City, this year, will be transformed into a haven of European Art, giving us a glimpse of the past, by bringing alive the Renaissance period. The rich chapters of European Art History will be the inspiration for the décor, theme and installations within UB City, whose architecture already resonates an international theme. With mashaal lighting, a frame entrance, the Colosseum as the backdrop for the evening’s entertainment, the festival is all set to transport one back in time to one of the most enriching eras of European Art, showcased by a life-size book on the various famous paintings, junk art of paintings and an enormous scroll with information on the era.

The word ‘Renaissance’ is a French word meaning rebirth and refers to the revival of art and culture in Europe after the Middle Ages and to the actual revolution, focused around one of the city-states of Italy, Florence. This revolution was the resurgence of creative study and the glorification of artists, painters and sculptures. Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci & Raphael were some of the famous artists from this period.

Visit the website for more information: www.artbengaluru.in.

Opening Night:
As always, Art Bengaluru 2014 will commence with a grand Opening Night that will introduce the theme of the festival. The Chief Guest, celebrated artist, Mr. Krishnamachari Bose, will be creating an installation, based on the theme of Renaissance, exclusively for the Inauguration. His artwork titled ‘No-Thing/Nothing’ seeks to build on the extremities and the subtleties that are prevalent in one’s life. The evening’s entertainment will include unveiling of the installation, along with an awe-inspiring dance performance, which will bring the era alive for its audience.

Galleries at Art Bengaluru 2014:
Several reputed International & National Art Galleries are participating in the festival this year, including Klein Sun Gallery (New York), Vietnam Street Gallery (Vietnam), Nature Morte (Delhi), Latitude 28 (Delhi), Progressive Art Gallery (Delhi), Gurukala Gallery (Delhi), Art Salon (Delhi), Art Houz (Chennai), Asian Art House (Hyderabad), Christel House (Bangalore), iSpace Art Gallery (Bangalore) & Purple Turtles (Bangalore) among others.

Artists at Art Bengaluru 2014:
Several reputed artists are showcasing their work at this year’s festival including R.B. Bhaskaran, S.G. Vasudev, Jaykumar G., A.V. Illango, Alphonso Arul Doss, Athiveera Pandian, C. Douglas, Gopinath, Vijay Pichumani, Asma Menon, Benitha, Premlatha Seshadri, Reena Kallat, Raghu Rai, Abhijeet, Raghunath Sahoo, Oinam Dilip, Steven Gandhi, Paramesh Paul, Prasenjit Sengupta, Gautam Mukherjii, Sekhar Roy, Gurukinkar Dhang, among others.

Artists at Sublime Galleria:
During this festival, Sublime Galleria will showcase well-known artist, Mohan Vijaya Raghavan’s latest collection. An artist who draws inspiration from Renaissance Art & Architecture, Mohan’s style is influenced by classical and rock music. His travels around the world have played a key role in expressing his views and beliefs through his art. Mohan’s work – be it portraiture, still-life, streetscapes & landscapes – has been displayed in galleries the world over.

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A Master’s Stroke, Strokes of Life as seen by Five Different Artists

A collection of artworks of five distinguished artists broadly centered on their individual perceptions of life, at Sublime Galleria.

Bangalore, India, February 19th, 2014 — Single digit temperatures may not be much fun, but an art approach can bring much warmth to the life. Come February and the art aficionados of Bengaluru are going to be treated with an art exhibition that seeks to celebrate the numerous hues of life in all their complexities.

Presenting 5 well-established Artists under one roof this February! Gallery ArteQuest, a fledgling corporate venture in art from Mumbai and Sublime Galleria, the only destination for exclusive Art pieces in Bengaluru, will host ‘A Master’s Stroke‘, a collection of paintings of five distinguished artistes on a wide range of themes broadly centered on their individual perceptions of life and its vicissitudes at Sublime Gallery.

Aelay Laxman portrays the spiritual robustness of the Telangana villagers, his own people and their tenacious resistance against the relentless incursion of modernity in their brittle lives that they neither appreciate nor stand to benefit from. The statuesque figures of these men and women, contorted within their own setting, seems to convey Aelay’s acute dismay at the steady marginalization of the values and sentiments cherished by these simple folk.

Amit was born in Hooghly Chinsurah (West Bengal) in 1973. Even as a child his first love was art. It was the primary objective of his life. The scintillating, pristine, rustic beauty of rural Bengal inspired him to take the brush at a very tender age. Amit speaks of his style as “…a new semi-realistic technique of texturing with the realistic play of light and shade.” Amit carefully blends the two forms of ancient Indian art and individualizes his innovative style. In a nut shell, his paintings let the viewer re-examine the threshold between illusion and reality, between waking and dreaming.

Rachana has many solo shows to her credit and has participated in art camps in India and abroad. Her imagery is often treated with a strong ‘photo-realistic’ rendering; appear cheerful, uncomplicated and purely painted with adroit sense and contemplation. Having been reluctant to irony, despondency, ingenuity; her paintings evoke joy of the present moment that she lives in. Her works are the visual palette for speaking to the world about the unspeakable. The ability to communicate through the visual senses has been around since the beginning of human kind and will continue as long as our species exists.

Ramesh Gorjala’s dense drawings on canvas are full of colors, figures and stories, mainly from Indian mythology, such as Hanuman, Shiva and Vishnu. A modern take on the famed Kalamkari tradition, his signature style of blending texts with images lends his canvas an enchanting visual appeal.

T. Vaikuntam, born in Karimnagar District of Andhra Pradesh in 1942, he completed his Diploma in Painting from the College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad in 1970. He received a fellowship from Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Academy to study painting and print making at the M.S. University at Baroda from 1971 to 1972. Vaikuntam is specifically known for his very vibrant paintings of seductive ideal ‘Telangana Woman’, ornately dressed and magnificently distorted with flow of lines. Vaikuntam employs textile prototypes and jewellery embellishments to give life to his two dimensional imageries.

Each of these five artistes has developed their unique language of expressions and thematic preferences. Nonetheless, between them, they bring out the protean faces of life on their canvas in ways that often appear exaggerated or grotesque but never lacking in empathy.

About Sublime Galleria:
Sublime Galleria, located on the 8th Floor Sky Bridge of UB City, is India’s first Sky Gallery, founded by Ms. Uzma Irfan – Director, Corporate Communications, Prestige Group. Known for its encouragement and support of the fine arts and the performing arts, Sublime holds exhibitions showcasing the talents of not only famous artists but also of up-and-coming artists.

Strongly believing in the need to these artists, Uzma Irfan founded Sublime Galleria to help provide a platform for them to exhibit their work. She believes that fine art is an integral part of our rich culture and we should strive to keep these art forms vibrant and accessible to society.

Sublime Galleria has promoted the works of several artists across categories. Here’s a complete list of the artists that have earlier showcased their works at the gallery – Aditi Babel, Alok Utsav, Amina Shazi, Amit Sharma, Anoop H., Aparna Ganesh, Ashish Parmar, C.P.B. Prasad, Devanshi (Tina) Agarwal, Dnyati Wagh, Elena Renee Pereira, Farah Ahmed, G. Prakash Nayak, Harsha Jagasia, Jayanth B. Hubli, Joseph Cairns, Kalabhakesari, Karthik Poojappa, Manoj M. Masand, Milind Nayak, Pallon Daruwala, Pradeep Kumar D.M., Pragya Jain, Pramod Kumar Mohanty, Priyanka Gupta Agarwal, Raju Terdal, Ramesh Terdal, Ruchika K.C., Runa Biswas, Rupesh Patrick, Seshu Kiran G.S., Shraddha Rathi, Shukla Chowdhury, Simran K.S. Lamba, Sonu Mulchandani, Soraya Taher Merchant, Sripad Kulkarni, Sudeep Mukherjee, Sujata Sah Sejekan, Suman Purushotham, Swati Pasari, Thota Tharrani and Vijit Pillai.

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