Chitrasutra, a 5th or 6th-century Sanskrit text about art, says “Art is not for worldly pleasure; it is to take one on the path of spiritual experience, to Divinity.” This tenet will be on full display in Moments of Radiance, an upcoming exhibition by India-born artist Amita Bhakta, who says that her time creating art in her studio is “a profound experience for me.” Each painting in this exhibition serves as a visual interpretation of inspirational lines from ancient Sanskrit texts and literature.
Admission to the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and free for TVAA members. Admission will be free on March 19, starting at 2 pm, for the opening festival of Darshan: Visions of India.
This exhibition is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Explore the breadth of perspectives within the Indian diaspora through the eyes and talent of Indian American artists. Painters, ceramicists, photographers, and textile artists from across the United States answered our call to submit artwork that represents their experiences as Indian Americans. The result is a beautiful and thought-provoking exhibition featuring 20 artists.
Several of these artists will participate in a meet & greet on Saturday, March 19, starting at 2 pm, as part of our Opening Festival for Darshan: Visions of India.
Included in this art show is a collection by featured artist Geeta Dave, an India-born artist and muralist who now lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her work “explores the relationship of force and identity using symbols of the life circle on earth.” Her own work, along with the work of some of her students, will be on display.
Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for TVAA members. Admission will be free on March 19 for the opening festival.
This exhibition is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.