A look into ‘Kuteera’

The Crafts Council of Karnataka is holding Kuteera, an exhibition and sale of handcrafted products and accessories for home at Chitrakala Parishat on February 19, from 10.30 am. Kuteera exhibition has been an annual feature in the Crafts Council’s programme of events.

As the very name Kuteera suggests, the exhibition will showcase beautiful craft creations, both traditional and decorative, which will make a home beautiful.  The exhibition will be inaugurated by the renowned Kalamkari artist of Kalahasti, Gurappa Chetty. The exhibition will be open till February 26, 10 am to 7.30 pm everyday.  Selected master craftsmen will also give demonstrations of their skill and craftsmanship at the premises.

Musical notes

The Fireflies Festival of Music 2011 will begin on February 19, 7 pm and will continue till 7 am the next day.

The venue of the festival is Fireflies Intercultural Centre, Dinnepalya, Kaggalipura Post.

The stage is set under a banyan tree in an open air amphitheatre, adjacent to a lake.
The artistes performing are Thermal and a Quarter, Swarathma, Something Relevant, Moon Arra, Spinifex with Dr Mysore Manjunath, The Bicycle Days, Esperanto, Dollu Kunitha, Parvaaz, Filter Coffee, Vedanth and Bindu, Faiyaz Khan. Entry passes will be available at the venue.
The proceeds from the festival will go towards the education of adivasi children in the Kabini area, just outside Mysore. For details, call 28432725.

Feast of unheard ‘raagas’

The Teen Prahar Festival, organised by Banyan Tree, will be held on February 19, 4.30 pm to 10.30 pm at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall.

The festival is held with the intention of giving music lovers a rare musical treat of unheard raagas of various time zones of the day.  This year, they would be presenting the grand finale of the festival with a line-up of artistes like Shounak
Abhisheki (vocals), Ronu Majumdar (flute) with Jayanthi Kumaresh (veena); Taal India, a percussion ensemble of folk and classical drums from across India by Anubrata Chatterjee with drummers from Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Kerala, Manipur and Punjab; Rahul Sharma (santoor) with Bickram Ghosh (tabla and other percussion).  They will be accompanied by Uday Kulkarni (harmonium), Gopalkrishna Hegde (tabla), Anubrata Chatterjee (tabla) and Jayachandra Rao (mridangam). Donor cards are available at Landmark, Koramangala (Ph: 42404240), Odyssey, Indiranagar (Ph: 42115341), K C Das, St Mark’s Road (Ph: 25592021).

Solo show

Shirley Mathew will present a solo show, Abstract Manifestations of Growth, at Galerie Sara Arakkal, 156, 4 Main, BEML Layout, off ITPL Road. The exhibition is on till February 28, 11 to 6 pm. For details call 41162622.

In black and white

Magnitude Gallery is presenting an exhibition called B&W, that showcases many moods in black and white.

Rare and original paintings will be on display at the gallery.

The theme for this month is a breakthrough in terms of sheer captivating visuals that too within the domain of black and white. B&W is a collection that depicts faces, figures, imagination an abstract pieces that will be reason enough for art lovers to rejoice.

Magnitude Gallery is  located at No 140/13, 27th Cross, 3rd Block, Jayanagar.

Bond with the best

Catch the band Foreigner and Niladri Kumar performing live at the Palace Grounds on February 20, 7 pm. Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world. It has racked up scores of smash hits, multi-platinum albums, and sold out concert tours.

From Cold As Ice to Hot Blooded, Urgent to Jukebox Hero, Waiting For A Girl Like You to the chart topper I Want To Know What Love is, Foreigner’s thrilling mix of blustery blues and impeccably crafted pop continues to captivate generation after generation of music fans.  Today, over 65 million albums later, Foreigner is an ensemble of talented musicians each adding their individual credentials to the mix to make the band stronger and more powerful than ever.  One of the more serious young exponents of Indian classical music, Niladri Kumar’s unparalleled brilliance is a result of years of learning and a lineage of five generation of sitar players.  For tickets for the concert, log on to

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