[nyfoil-l] \South Asian Family Day @ Queens Museum SUN 3/13
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Fri Mar 4 00:19:23 CST 2005
QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART presents
South Asian Family Day
Sunday, March 13th from 3 - 5pm
For kids young and old, we present the colorful costumes and beautiful
dances of India.
Young students from Abha B. Roy and Omna Ancient Art dance companies
will present a variety of folk and classical dances and explain the
stories behind them.
After a tasty samosa reception, currently exhibiting artist Chitra
Ganesh will conduct drop-in art-making workshop with Fatal will be
available for children and families from 4-5pm.
By Subway, Via # 7 Flushing IRT, exit Shea Stadium/Willets Point stop.
Follow signs to the Museum, which is located next to the Unisphere.
A ten-minute walk through the park to the museum.
By Car, Via the Grand Central Parkway, exit at Shea Stadium and follow
signs to the Museum. Free parking.
For additional information visit www.queensmuseum.org or call
About the Artists
Omna Ancient Art Institute is a nonprofit organization founded and
directed by Gargi Chattopadhyay that is dedicated to the Indian
performing arts. They present a variety of dances from numerous
geographical regions in India.
Abha Bhatnagar Roy is an accomplished Kathak dancer who trained under
the great Guru Late Kundan Lal Gangani and Pandit Durga Lal at The
Kathak Kendra in New Delhi. She has toured extensively in India and has
performed in North America at such prestigious venues as the Banff
Center and Lincoln Center. Since 1992, Abha has been teaching,
performing, and conducting educational workshops on both Indian
classical and folk dance in the tri-state area.
Chitra Ganesh, is a sculptor and painter renowned for her vivid wall
drawings. She received her Master's in Fine Arts from Columbia
University in 2002. From 1998-2003, Chitra served as a Board Member of
the South Asian Women's Creative Collective (SAWCC), a non profit arts
organization dedicated to the visibility and development of South Asian
Women's art. Her work has been exhibited in Europe, North America, India
and Brazil,and reviewed in Time Out New York, NY Times, Art Asian
Pacific, and India Today.
Public Programs at The Queens Museum of Art are made possible with
support from Independence Community Foundation, Ford Foundation, and The
Institute for Museum and Library Studies.
This event is presented in conjunction with Edge of Desire: Recent Art
in India and Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now, both on view
until June 5th, 2005.
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