Saturday, November 23, 2013

"Indigo" opened on November 16, 2013 at the Gandhi Memorial Center

 Last weekend Shelly Jyoti and I opened the 7th venue for our "Indigo" exhibition of textiles.
Chief guest Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu at the lighting of the lamp to inaugurate the INDIGO: An Exhibit of Textiles by Laura Kina and Shelly Jyoti at Gandhi Memorial Center on November 16.

Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu addressing the guests.

Me (Laura Kina), the executive director of the Gandhi Memorial Center Carrie Trybulec, and Shelly Jyoti's daughter Priyum Jyoti
Saturday, November 16, 2013 opening reception of "Indigo: An Exhibition of Textiles by Laura Kina and Shelly Jyoti" at the Gandhi Memorial Center with distinguished guest Mr. Tranjit Singh Sandhu, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India. This exhibit is presented by the Gandhi Memorial Center in cooperation with the Embassy of India and with support of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. The exhibition will be on view through January 2014 Fri and Sat 10am-4pm and by appointment. 4748 Western Avenue, Bethesda, MD.

View photos by Abby Moy from the opening reception:

To view our online catalog from our 2012-13 vs. of the show at the Chicago Cultural Center visit:

Friday, November 22, 2013

Photos from the New Delhi opening of CARE Package

Poster for CARE Package c/o New Delhi India

Visitor in front of Saira Waisim's animation "Lines of Confrontation"

Installation view of Shelly Jyoti's installation "Reciprocity of Love: Shagun"(left) and Laura Kina's textile panels "Omiyage"(right)

Poster from Shelly Bahl's installation

Installation view of Andia Yoeu Ali's "Gallery X Mosque Dhiya Uddin"

CARE PACKAGE c/o New Delhi India was on view at the November 7-15, 2013 at the India International Centre in New Delhi India

Curated by: Ombretta Agró Andruff
Artists: Shelly Bahl Shelly Jyoti Laura Kina Saira Wasim Anida Yoeu Ali

Featuring work by five international women artists from Asia or of Asian descent, touching venues in North America as well as Asia, this small-scale traveling exhibition was inspired by the concept of a care package sent to each host country. Storytelling and a deep interest in history and untold stories is a shared strategy amongst this newly formed collective of interdisciplinary women artists who have historical and contemporary links to disparate geographies such as India, Pakistan, Japan, Cambodia, Canada and the USA. In a grass roots diplomatic effort, they are collaborating with an Italian, New York/ Miami-based curator to conduct a trans-cultural dialogue between their works, their countries of origin, and the intersections and migrations between.

View the photos from our November 8th opening reception:

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Next stop Phnom Penh, Cambodia?