Friday, March 03, 2006

Chennai and Arts& Handicrafts

Chennai has been the cultural hub of South India. Agree. And why is this sudden inflow of arts and handicrafts items on sale at every available hall?

All the states in India have started looking at Chennai from the angle of marketing destination.
The famous 'Pongal Fair' at the Island grounds was the only exhibition we all used enjoy in our childhood days. The 'Giant wheel' used to be the main attraction.

But nowadays, every other hall, small or big, in the city is hosting a handloom and handicraft exhibition all through the year.

The Gujarat Handloom & Handicrafts-Exhibition-cum-sale was at Sankara Hall, Alwarpet, from Feb.15 and on vacation of the hall, we now have UP Handloom & handicrafts exhibition.

North East Handicrafts fair has just got over at the Corporation Community Hall on C.P. Ramaswamy Road. The Orissa Handloom Exhibition is on at C.P. Arts centre from March 3.

Lalit Kala Akademy hosts the Paramparik Karigar every year. And this is also on now.

And many more. . .

Shankar Lee's work at Vinyasa Art Gallery, Art exhibition by Progressive painters' Association at Lakshana Museum of Aarts, Paintings by college students from Gulburga at Sri Parvati.

And the Goodshephered Hall, Valluvar Kottam, Vimonisha Art Gallery, Apparao Galleries have regular shows and exhibitions.

Just curious to know. . . How many men shop at these places?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

personally i feel window shopping is a nice way to spend time....