EXHIBITION

Within walls

January 11 to 25, Citadine Centre of Art, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (closed on Sundays)

Jean-Pierre Muller presents photographs of walls with an aesthetic touch in ‘Jodhpur’s Today’s Murals’, an exhibition.

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Small wonders

From January 14, Old Distillery, Beach Road, 5 p.m.

Pondy ART and Puducherry Tourism present ‘Children of Faith’, a photo exhibition by Ukraine-born documentary photographer Olya Morvan. The artist, who has captured on lens Buddhist monks in Ladakh and the Koovagam festival in Tamil Nadu, is based in Chennai. The exhibition is open to all.

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Rustic Tones

Till January 22, Hotel Promenade, Goubert Avenue.

Revel in the rustic hues that come alive on canvas at Colour Supplement-II, an exhibition of rural life-inspired paintings by D. Gayathry. The exhibition is supported by Shilpataru, a forum for artists.

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Second life

January 11 to February 10, Artika Café Gallery, Rue Labourdonnais.

Artist Manoj Dixit exhibits his works at ‘Recycled and Approved’, a mixed medium display.

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Desktop designs

Till January 29, TASMAI cultural centre, Advocate Chinna Tambi Street, Kuruchikuppam, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Catch the original art works that are featured in Shilpataru’s 2014 calendar at the ongoing exhibition. Inspired by the five elements of nature, the calendar is priced at Rs. 150 and available at Splendour, Senteur (the Ashram Scent Department), Focus Book Shop, The Promenade Hotel and TASMAI.

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Patterns and points

January 11 to 24, SITA cultural centre, 22, Candappa Mudaliar Street, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Puducherry-born artist Aruna Witte will showcase her work at SITA cultural centre’s latest exhibition. Geometric forms, exploration of space and pointillism (a form where dots are joined to create images), are part of the artist’s repertoire.

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Mixed palette

Till January 21, Maison Colombani, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Alliance Francaise hosts an exhibition by Jean Yves André, a multicultural artist who experiments with different mediums.

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Labour on canvas

Till January 24, Maison Perumal, Perumal Koil Street.

‘I will rise’, an exhibition of oil paintings by Jitha Karthikeyan.

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Fashionable frames

Till January 20, Kerubin Art Centre, Auroville, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Art and fashion captured in an ensemble of photographs at Kerubin Centre’s new exhibition.

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WORKSHOPS

Touch of circus

January 18, Eluciole Circus, Miracle Community, Auroville, 2.45 p.m.

Pick up skills that circus artists master, with an introduction to acrobatics, juggling, balancing and aerial stunts from Kalou and Romain Timmers at the Circus workshop. Rs. 400 for non-Auroville residents.

For details, call 96267 97736

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In focus

January 12, PTDC Information Bureau,11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Would-be shutterbugs can get familiar with photography basics like shutter speed, aperture and exposure in a practical photography session with artist and photographer Arvind T. Akki. Oganised by the Rotary Club of Pondicherry Beach Town.

For participation, register by January 11 through sms to 97915 50076

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Oriental swing

Auroville, January 12, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Learn to belly dance at an oriental dance workshop conducted by German dancer Eva Stehli. Registration Rs. 700 (spot) and Rs. 400 (early bird)

For details call, 9159180875

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Bollywood masti

Eluciole Circus, Miracle Community, Auroville, January 18, 4.45 p.m. to 6.15 p.m.

Shake a leg, Bollywood style at an energy packed dance workshop. Participation fee is Rs. 300 for non-Auroville residents.

For details, contact 9159180875.

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Swimming

January 12, Pondicherry Swimming Centre, Murungapakkam, 9 a.m.

Swimming competitions by Puducherry District Swimming Forum to shortlist athletes for South Regional Swimming Contests in Hyderabad.

For details, contact 9443491284 and 96772 36772.

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SHOP

Craft Fair

Till January 24,Gandhi Thidal, Beach Road,10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Shop for household articles, handcrafts, terracotta and sample special cuisines at over 100 stalls and food courts at the exhibition cum sale on Beach Road. The fair is a marketing opportunity for beneficiaries who have availed loans from the Pondicherry Backward Classes and Minorities Development Corporation.

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Southern crafts

Till January 13, Vel Sokkanathan Thirumana Mandapam, Vallalar Salai, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pick up the best of handmade artefacts from Tamil Nadu, including brass lamps, panchaloka idols, Thanjavur paintings and art plates, teak and wood furniture at Crafts Mela by the Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited, Chennai (Poompuhar).

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Bag for the boardroom

Hidesign’s latest collection Workwear has handbags and briefcases for a stylish walk down the corporate corridors. Shoulder bags and totes with well organised interiors for women and sleek designs for men, they pack in ample space for folders, diaries and iPads. Price starts at Rs. 3,595. Available at all leading Hidesign stores across India www.hidesign.com

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