Coming up with a new concept, artist Ramchand of Trishnaa-The Art Gallery will begin his 13 hour non-stop painting expedition (from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) on Wednesday before inaugurating the painting show. The theme of the exhibition is ‘Different Strokes’ where visitors can browse through the works for four days from Thursday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Tarakarama Nagar.
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Screening Of The World’s Most Expensive Paintings at Cholamandal Artists’ Village on December 13.
Art critic Alastair Sooke tracks down the ten most expensive paintings to sell at auction, and investigates the stories behind the astronomic prices art can reach in BBC documentary The World’s Most Expensive Paintings . The film will be screened at Cholamandal Centre for Contemporary Art at Cholamandal Artists’ Village, Injambakkam on December 13 (7 p.m.).
Gaining access to the glittering world of the super rich, Sooke discovers why the planet’s richest people want to spend their millions on art. Featuring works by Picasso, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Klimt and Rubens, Sooke enters a world of secrecy and rivalry, passion and power. Highlights include a visit to the art-crammed home of millionaire author Lord Archer; a rare interview with the man at the heart of the sale of the most expensive old master of all time; privileged access to auctioneers Christie’s; and a glimpse of the world of the Russian oligarchs. These revelatory journeys allow Sooke to present an eye-opening view of the wealthy, and their motivations as collectors of the world’s great art treasures.
The film is being screened as part of Friday Movie Club, Cholamandel, a not-for-profit educational programme.
Entry is free and open to all, seating is on a first come-first-served basis.
For details call, 9500105961/ 24490092
Selvarani Saravanan and her team will be conducting workshops on preparation of chocolates, hand- embroidery, and jewellery making for women, on December 11 and 13, at No: 30, MCK Nagar, Nolambur West. For details, call 95516 78787.
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Granta authors Adam Foulds and Joanna Kavenna will speak at the creative writing workshop in the British Library near the Secretariat here on December 9, a press release from the British Council said. The workshop will be held between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m..
For more details, one may contact 23483333 or mail to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’.
Values Foundation will organise a cultural festival ‘Balotsavam’ here from January 18 to bring out the talent of students in various art forms.
“We are going to organise competitions in 12 categories, including folk, classical and western songs and dances for students of State-run and aided schools at the sprawling P.V.R. Municipal Boys High School ground,” Eadra Bharat of the organisation told reporters here.
He said Rs. 15,000 would be given as the first prize, Rs. 10,000 second prize and Rs. 5,000 as third prize during the Balotsavam coinciding with the drama festival by the NTR Kala parishad. Participating schools would be given an incentive of Rs. 5,000 each. Interested schools should contact 08592-232695 before December 23, the last date for receiving entries and compulsorily give their email id and contact telephone numbers, he added.
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