Kaleidoscope of Indian Art: Exploring the Art of Madhubani, Set for June 9 in Acton, MA

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Mouli Pal (Photo: Facebook)

By Anindita Lal

ACTON, MA–Color of India will host the “Kaleidoscope of Indian Art”, a traditional Madhubani/Mithila folk art exhibit by 15 local artists on Sunday, June 9, in Acton, MA.

The exhibit features Mithila/Madhubani art, an ancient folk art that originates from North India. In the past, this art form was practiced mainly by women as a way to support their families, and knowledge was passed on from mother to daughter over the generations.

Madhubani art is known for its vivid colors, intricate details, and the scenes it shows of Indian mythology, festivals, celebrations and daily life.

Here are the details about the event:

Venue: The Villageworks, 525 Mass Ave, Acton, MA 01720

Meet he artists/Performance/ artists’ talk/Reception: June 9th, from 5pm-7pm

Ticket: FREE

Exhibit: June-August on weekdays from 9am-5pm

For more information, contact: info@colorOfIndia.com

The exhibit features the art of various artists of all age groups as well as special dance performances on the day of reception. Audience can directly interact with the artists during the reception.

In addition, there will be a performance of poetry, dance and mime by Odissi dancer Mouli Pal and visual artist Sunnda Sahay during the reception. Additional performances include by Aangikam School of Dance, Tarana School of Dance and Spandha School of Dance.

(Anindita Lal, a rising Boston Universit freshman from Acton-Boxborough High school, has learned Mithila art for several years from artist Sunanda Sahay.)

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