Learn the Traditional Arts of India

Kiran Soni Gupta In May 2009, Centrum is please to welcome Kiran Soni Gupta as an artist-in-residence.

Kiran Soni Gupta is an artist, writer and an activist, who also serves as Divisional Commissioner, Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India. After a career in academics, she joined the Indian Administrative Service and has held various distinguished assignments in the Government of India, Kerala & Rajasthan. She was a Mason Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 2005-06.

It is however through the brush and paint that Kiran Soni Gupta’s creativity finds its fullest expression. Her works vividly reflect not only her conviction and clarity on issues relating to women, children, poverty, development, environment but also her keen sense of observation, humility and above all an abounding faith in god and service to humanity and mankind. From sketches, pen & ink works to mixed media she has given new horizons to art forms both traditional and modern.

Her works have been exhibited at a variety of different national and international events. She was also a visiting artist at the East West Centre in Hawaii.

While at Centrum, Kiran will be leading a series of workshops designed to help students “Learn the Tie and DyeTraditional Arts of India.”

Friday, May 29
12pm – 3pm                       
$35 per person

MEHANDI (Designing Henna Tatoos)
Henna HandsSaturday, May 30
12pm – 3pm                       
$35 per person

3 Sessions
Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31
3pm – 5pm
$75 per person

4 Sessions
3pm – 5pm Wednesday, May 27
3pm – 5pm Thursday, May 28
1pm – 3pm Sunday, May 31
1pm – 3pm Monday, June 1
$95 per person

Space is limited. To register, please contact Residency Coordinator Lisa Werner at 360-385-3102-x128 or email lisa@centrum.org.

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