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The Ancient Art of Northern India

August 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room
33 Walpole St
Norwood, MA 02062
Aprill Cushing/Liz Reed
781-769-0200 x110
The Ancient Art of Northern India @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

The Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood is excited to announce a presentation and workshop with New England artist and art instructor, Sunanda Sahay on Thursday August 23 at 6:30 pm. Sunanda will be leading us on a journey through the history and creation of Mithila art. Mithila, or Madhubani, art is the ancient and traditional art form of Northern India, originally practiced by women and transferred to their daughters as a closely guarded secret, depicting mainly mythological stories and rites and rituals of daily life. The main theme is densely surrounded by nature and birds, making them integral motifs to the style. The evening will start with a presentation about Madhubani art and then Sunanda will lead the class in creating their own samples to take home. Sunanda Sahay has been painting in Mithila/Madhubani style for the last 20 years and has held exhibitions, workshops, artist-in-residency, talks, and interactive workshops at several museums (PEM, MFA, Danforth, Fitchburg art, Boston Children), schools, colleges, libraries, and  various other community places. She is the recipient of the MCC Finalist Award (2010), Apprenticeship Award (2014, 2016), and has been part of various juried shows.

All materials will be provided and space is limited. Registration is required and all ages are welcome. To sign up, please call the library at 781-769-0200 x110, fill out the form below, or visit the Reference or Information Desk.

“The Ancient Art of Northern India” is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. This program is part of Norwood’s Global Village, a grant being funded by the Library Services and Technology Act.

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Liz Reed

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