Event On Sanjhi paper art for adults

DakshinaChitra organises a two-day workshop on Sanjhi paper art for adults. Sanjhi Paper Art, the art of hand cutting designs on paper, is an art from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. The process requires skill, concentration and patience, and the design is achieved through a pair of specially designed scissors. Conveyance to and from DakshinaChitra will be provided. The workshop fee is Rs. 1,500, inclusive of material, refreshment and transportation. For details, call 98417-77779 / 2446-2435.

It will be held at DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, ECR on February 16 and 17 from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

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One evening, two plays

Theatre Catch Jannal and Seethaimark Seeyakkai Thool today

Koothu-p-Pattarai presents Jannal and Seethaimark Seeyakkai Thool, two solo plays in Tamil. The plays, based on short stories by Sundara Ramasamy, will be presented by Anandsami. Directed by N. Muthuswamy, the plays have music by Vedanth Bharadwaj.

Jannal, an autobiographical story, draws on the author’s childhood memories of the days he lay bed-ridden in his Nagercoil home. The story has images as seen and experienced through the eyes of the author, and his relationships with characters appearing at his window during this time.

Seethaimark Seeyakai Thool is a comical, yet poignant tale of an artists’ uncompromising rendition of Seetha for an advertisement. The story revolves around three characters — the proud artist Subbiah Achari, his wife Subbamma, and the worldly-wise merchant Panicker.

The plays will be staged at Spaces, No. 1, Elliots Beach Road, Besant Nagar at 7 p.m. on February 16, for 40 minutes without a break. Entry is open to all.

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Sculptures galore

Exhibition Of figurines and toys in a variety of materials

Poompuhar presents Sirpangal, an exhibition of bronze and stone sculptures and wood carvings. Choose also from brass, sandalwood, rosewood, whitewood, countrywood, gemstone, marble, granite, terracotta, clay, papier mache, black and white metal and vellerrukku figurines, and Channapatana and Kondapalli toys. A discount of 10 per cent is offered on all items sold. The exhibition is on till February 20 at Sankara Hall, Alwarpet from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Scoring music

LAUNCH Of Free Hit, an album of cricket songs

Free Hit, an album of cricket songs has been released. With music, lyrics and singing by K.R. Ramakrishnan, it contains 70 cricket songs in MP3 audio format. The songs are said to focus on Indian cricket during 2012, and also includes IPL V’s CSK-specific ones. The album is available at AVM Zone Saraswathi Stores on TTK Road and music shops on Ritchie Street and Burma Bazaar. Priced at Rs. 75, the album also covers devotional songs on ‘Cricket Ganesha’. For details, call 4353-1609 or mail rubykrr@hotmail.com.

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Fly high

Event Education expo on universities in the U.S.

International Student Network presents an education expo in the city featuring 15 top American universities. It looks at providing aspiring students information for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. It is free and open to all. Merit-based scholarships will be offered to students, and will range from $10,000 to full tuition fee for duration of the programme. The universities offer majors such as Engineering, Business, Pharmacy and Arts. Students should bring multiple copies of their report cards, transcripts, TOEFL scores, etc. Representatives from Fontbonne University; Illinois Institute of Technology; Oklahoma City University; Pace University; Goshen College; Stephen F. Austin State University; Pennsylvania State University; Bowling Green State University; California State University; New York Film Academy; The College of Saint Rose; The University of Toledo and others will be present at the event.

The US Consul in Chennai will hold a seminar on the American visa process. The expo will be held on February 20 from 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sheraton Park Hotel and Towers Park on TTK Road. For details and registration, visit www.studentlane.com.

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Art, hand-made

Exhibition Of handicrafts from across the country

The Women’s Welfare Trust organises the National Crafts Mela. Choose from Rajasthani hand block-prints, tops from Jaipur, kurtas, dresses, ghagra cholis, pajamas, bandhini materials, jute bags, five-metal jewellery, terracotta items, wall hangings and more. It is on till February 25 at shop no. 4, No. 130, RK Mutt Road, TNSCB Complex, Mylapore. For details, call 98842-57408 / 6460-5556.

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Art for the heart

Workshop Healing With The Arts today and tomorrow

Apparao Galleries presents Healing With The Arts, a workshop to be conducted by Jennie Kristel and Michael Watson. Participants will be introduced to ideas for utilising the arts to promote health and healing. The focus will be on using expressive therapies, story, and related indigenous healing practices. Jen Kristel is an expressive therapist, Reiki master, college professor and international trainer of both expressive therapy and playback theatre. Michael Watson is a shamanic healer, psychotherapist, educator and artist of Native American and European decent. The workshop will be held at the gallery at No. 7, Wallace Gardens, 3rd Street, Nungambakkam from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on February 16 and 17. For details, call 2833-2226 / 97909-24889 or visit www.apparaogalleries.com.