Bhargavii Mani's dream is coming true as she readies to part the curtain on a show by Art at Edge titled Arpana.
You will make her doubly happy if you take time to check out her show this 'season'. This Chennai-based designer and photographer is hosting a show of her unique photos of some leading and senior artistes, musicians and dancers and gurus.
These pictures are shot, not for the camera or for an assignment but in an easy atmosphere and seek to capture the artiste and his or her passion. As she puts it, "The defining moments when the artiste and art merge into seamless mastery have been captured through the eyes of a rasika. "
The launch of this show is on December 22 at 4.00 pm at Lalit Kala Akademi, Graemes Road by N Gopalaswami, former Chief Election Commissioner of India. ( It is open till Dec.28)
The photographer has also arranged for a few events that run alongside the show. Here are two of them -
23rd December 4pm - Vikku Vinayakaram keeps you in rhythm with the late Mandolin U Shrinivas and goes onto explain his journey with his Chatur Ghatam
24th December 4 pm – Mandolin U Rajesh and Anil Srinivasan string the keys to rediscovering the lure of ragas at Arpana. An evening dedicated to lateMandolin U Shrinivas, the musician, composer, a guru and a brother.