Craft and Design Fair from 1 -4 August 12.00-7.30 pm. at Bengal Art lounge. Pebb
A 4-day classical music workshop conducted by Suchisree Ray was held at Bengal Shilpalaya from 3 July. The free sessions focused on introducing the various genres of classical music to a class of 30 students who were screened at the beginning of the workshop. Suchisree Ray is a significant arrival in the arena of north Indian classical music. In her able and arresting rendition of Khayal, Thumri, Kajri and Chaiti, she makes an amazing combination of a suavity of poetic feel and consummate skill by extracting the essential boldness of the Agra-Gwalior gayaki and eloquence of the Benaras style. Gifted with a melodious voice of rare texture and untiring taalim she infuses in her unique recital the magnificence of tradition and a contemporaneity that testify to her originality.
A 4-day classical music workshop conducted by Suchisree Ray was held at Bengal S
A modernist painter and mosaicist, Aminul Islam (1931-2011), is also the forerunner of critical writing on art and aesthetics. After graduation from the Government Art Institute in Dhaka in 1953, he moved to Florence for higher study in art. Between 1953 and 1956 he participated in many group shows in Europe. He began to chart a new course that took him beyond sterile conventions to modernist expressions with forms, colour and perspective. His left-leaning ideologies would not allow him to entirely banish figures from his canvas. An autobiographical streak runs through many of his early works. In course of time his work became increasingly geometrically organized. Aminul taught at the art institute for 28 years and retired as Principal in 1984. He received the Grand Imperial Prize at the 5th Tehran Biennale (1966), Bangladesh Shipakala Academy Award in the 2nd National Art Exhibition (1976), the Ekushey Padak (1981), the Bangladesh Charushilpi Sangsad Honour (1985) and the Independence Day Award (1988). To mark the 50th anniversary of fine art in the country, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy conferred a special award on Aminul Islam in 1998. Aminul authored a biographical essay and in his writings, critiqued the development of art in the region. A book of his drawing and art writing titled Aminul Islam: Drawing and Art Writing 1950-2000 edited by Osman Jamal was published by Bengal Foundation in 2002. Aminul Islam would always encourage young, promising and talented students of the arts to pursue their quest for knowledge and learning; to distinct a path for themselves in the sphere of the arts. He had inspired countless students through his modern approach. It was his firm belief that the path to the future was to be followed in the footsteps of the new and young and this is why he was more than a teacher of the arts to them, he was also their well-wisher and friend. And it was this conviction which lead to the creation of the Aminul Islam Young Artists' Award 2013. Please Download the Application Form and Rules. Pls follow the rules to apply.
A modernist painter and mosaicist, Aminul Islam (1931-2011), is also the forerun
The aesthetically decorated lounge with rare paintings offers a unique facility to all the members of the club for hosting private parties.