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On Display: May 2024: Colors of India

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On Display: May 2024: Colors of India

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In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, this May the Livingston Public Library features the display “Colors of India,” that offers an immersive journey through the vibrant world of Indian art.  

It has been put together by Sanskriti Indian School, the educational arm of Sanskriti of NJ, dedicated to fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment for children and young adults. Their mission is to cultivate a deep appreciation for the diverse cultures, heritage, and values of India.

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This display allows you to experience the rich tapestry of India’s artistic heritage, from ancient traditions to modern interpretations. You can glimpse and explore the diverse artistic traditions across India’s vast landscape. From the intricate patterns of Madhubani art to the serene landscapes of miniature paintings, each region offers a unique perspective. 

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The art showcased in this display is a collaborative effort, featuring pieces crafted by students enrolled in the School’s enrichment program, dedicated teachers, and talented artists from the local community. Embracing a variety of mediums such as fabric, handmade paper, and canvas, each creation reflects the passion and creativity of its maker. To ensure accessibility and ease of use, acrylic paint has been predominantly employed, enabling the young artists to bring their visions to life with confidence and flair. 

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While this exhibition offers a tantalizing glimpse into the world of Indian art, it represents just a fraction of the vast array of artistic traditions that thrive across the subcontinent. From the traditional Alpona art of West Bengal to the mesmerizing Warli paintings of Maharashtra, India’s artistic landscape is as diverse and multifaceted as its cultural heritage. 

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Operated entirely by volunteers, the Sanskriti Indian school offers a wide range of enriching activities every Sunday throughout the academic year. From language classes in Hindi and Gujarati to cultural workshops, sports, and chess, our programs cater to diverse interests and passions. In addition, it hosts ten-week enrichment courses in art, dance, cooking, drama, and sports, providing students with opportunities to explore their creativity and talents.  Community service is woven into the fabric of the curriculum.  For more information visit www.sanskritiofnj.org or send an email to school@sanskritiofnj.org.

The exhibit will be on view in the Library’s display case till the end of May.

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