With every warp and weft,the Indian handicraft is rich with stories of tradition,technique and aesthetics. At the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA),an exhibition called Resurgence brings forward such stories to the fore yet again,with a classic collection of Indian embroideries. At IGNCAs exhibition hall,11 Mansingh Road,till September 15. Contact: 23388447
Ode to a Legend
The Mallika-e-Ghazal of the 20th century India,Begum Akhtars childhood,her first performance,her career and demise is a long verse in itself. Hai Akhtari: Remembering Begum Akhtar,a film by S Kalidas,highlights the life of the ghazal,thumri and dadra singer. At India International Centre,Lodhi Estate,on September 2 at 6.30 pm. Entry is free.
Rustling metal,bare bricks and old walls,Mumbai’s metamorphosis is evident in the photographs of Amrish Vaidya. A pediatric surgeon by profession,Vaidyas documentation of the citys beauty ravaged by time and man will be showcased in his debut solo exhibition,called Frames of Reference. At Sakshi Gallery,Colaba. Contact: 66103424
What happens when a collective of actors,artists,writers and musicians come together for 10-minute plays? Known as Stray Factory,the group will present at an event called Osama,Cinema and a Whole Lot of Black Magic. Belting out productions titled Chairpersons,My Name is Cine-Ma,Lost Audition and P James for President,Stray Factory will perform at NCPA on September 11.
A Childs Canvas
Every child is an artist, goes the saying. Bringing together four to 16-year-olds,the Child Art Show aims to display works that reveal the development of drawing and painting. With as many as 100 works in different mediums,the show is at Boutique Hotel Icon,Sector 8,Chandigarh,till September 7.
Brush of Life
Theres a rhythm of life in the strokes of Ravhi Songirkaar. Done in oil and charcoal,Songirkaars canvas merges the realistic and abstract in Natural Rhythms,at Bliss Art Gallery,Koregaon Park,till September 14,from 9 am to 6 pm.
Offerings in Colours
For Sita Sudhakar,her canvas metamorphose into leaves. Representing 21 leaves used as offering to Ganesha,her paintings also denote medicinal as well as spiritual significance. At Bal Gandharva Kaladalan,JM Road,till September 3. Contact: 9860765460