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“My Vision”: Paintings by Kumkum Sharma, a Folk Artist from India
September 1, 2018 - September 29, 2018
Please note that the Library is closed on Sunday, September 2nd,and Monday, September 3rd, for the Labor Day Holiday.
Artist Kumkum Sharma from the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, has been painting for 36 years. She previously exhibited her work at various art galleries in India. This is her seventh exhibition in the USA. Her work is in the Indian folk art style, depicting various themes that extend from Nature and village life to expressions of her inner feelings about Life. All the paintings are in gouache, using the bright colors of Indian folk art.
In 2012, Ms. Sharma nearly lost her eyesight due to reaction to medicine. It took some time to recover sight enough to paint, but then her younger sister, Gunjan Shukla, passed away. She lost the will to paint at all. However, the chance to create this exhibition especially dedicated to her sister, even though she still has not fully recovered her eyesight, has encouraged her to begin again.
The exhibit will be on view from Saturday, September 1st, through Saturday, September 29th. Please note that the Library is closed on Sunday, September 2nd, and Monday, September 3rd, for the Labor Day Holiday. All are invited to the public reception on Sunday, September 9th, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.