Monday, June 10, 2013

Art Exhibition in San Francisco

Last Thursday evening, June 6, we attended an artist’s opening reception for her artwork in San Francisco.  The artist is of Indian origin and her name is Rohitha - a friend of ours and a fellow blogger.  Three years ago, I posted a comment at her blog (Stuff and Nonsense) that she should do an art exhibition.  I mentioned that when she does have her first art exhibition, I will attend (no matter where it was).
 
At the time of my comment Rohitha was living in Bangalore.  In June 2012, I received an e-mail from Rohitha that said she and her husband have moved to the San Francisco Bay Area.  After she moved out here we met for lunch and I asked her about her first art exhibition and she responded with “one of these days”.
 
Last month she contacted me and said her first art exhibition is scheduled to open in San Francisco on June 6.  My wife and I were both pleased and very happy for her.  We personally know of her talents as she is an excellent artist.  I was talking to a guy who knows a thing or two about art.  He was pleasantly surprised that an Indian was having an art exhibition in San Francisco.  He said that Indians usually exhibit their artwork in London or Singapore but it’s nice that they have branched out to San Francisco.
 
The ceremony was well attended and there was good food and drinks available for everyone.  Rohitha is an expert in Tanjore paintings and Mysore paintings.
 
Rohitha’s exhibition is a testimony to her hard work, talent and commitment.  I wish her more success and fame.  Here a few samples from the art exhibition.
 


 
 
 
 
 

23 comments:

  1. Thank you so much SG. Your presence made my exhibition a lot more special. I'm honored and can't thank you enough for your wishes and wonderful words.

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  2. Congratulations Rohitha on your first exhibition and wish you have many more. Beautiful work.

    SG, I completely agree her artwork is great..and it would have been a shame to not have them exhibited..so keep inspiring like you always do!

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  3. Thanks for your comments Rohitha. You deserve all the praise.

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  4. Thanks for your comments Aparna. We enjoyed the opening ceremony very much.

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  5. Who Posted This?June 11, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Yep, I was there.
    I also saw the paintings.
    She is very talented.

    Regards,
    Vincent Van G.

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  6. Nice paintings. Good to know that there is good reception for Indian art works at SF.

    Whenever I go to an art exhibition here, they don't allow me to photograph them! At least they should allow bloggers to photograph a few works from a distance that will enable us to partially showcase the works, as you have done.

    Destination Infinity

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  7. Thanks for your comments Vincent. I recognized you in that Art Exhibition. You were the one with a severed ear. Why didn’t you bring your friend Paul Gauguin also? Rohitha will be pleased with your complements.

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  8. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. I don’t know if this artist just allowed me only to photograph. I think they generally do not allow photography because of protecting light-sensitive works and/or copyright issues.

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  9. So, proud of Rohitha! Have seen her works on her blog and she is truly talented. Glad she got an opportunity to showcase her talent to a larger audience!! :)

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  10. this is indeed amazing :D thankd for sharing :)

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  11. thanks for sharing, SG! I miss the place soooo bad!

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  12. Thank you for exhibiting her exhibits here too.What you said is exactly true,fabulous work.All the best to Rohitha. And SG, you have a broad heart to encourage good things.

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  13. Thanks for your comments Shilpa. She got a good exposure.

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  14. Thanks for your comments Rajlakshmi. Long time no see. What happened? Please visit as often as you can.

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  15. Thanks for your comments Z. Come on over here soon.

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  16. Thanks for your comments Sarala. Rohitha deserves all the complements.

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  17. Beautiful work !..first one is comparable to one from Ravi varma..

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  18. Beautiful painting...

    congrats rohitha...

    thanks sg

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  19. She is definitely a talented artist and you are certainly a "talent scout"!

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  20. The first of those pics... that painting n the original artist of it is a personal fav tooo

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  21. Amazing work!
    Thanks for sharing pictures SG :)

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  22. Hey, lovely works of art there. As someone said, the first one did remind me of RRVerma's Draupadi. (or was it neel damayanti?). The second one was particularly impressive with all that dazzling gold .
    Here's wishing you more such exhibitions. Conquer SFO.

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  23. I liked your observation that the crowd likes 'to be seen' as much as they like 'to see'.

    I guess there must be a caption hanging alongside the paintings to explain the meaning of the painting.
    What I meant was, did they get the whole mythology concept (Krishn-Arjun, Draupadi)or did they think it was mere artistic finery?

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