Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Essence and Euphoria, An exhibition of Painting, poetry and Music

Homage to a great painter. Prakash Karmakar (1933 - 2014)

Rainbow Artists And Writers Foundation Presents

The Essence & Euphoria

An Exposition of Painting, Poetry, Sculpture and Music

32 Painters has participated in this national level of Art Exhibition at
Birla Academy of Art and Culture
108 Southern Avenue, Kolkata - 29

The exhibition opens on 11 th March and will continue till 15th March 2014

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Suman Choudhury
Kala bhavan, Visva Bharati University
Working in Abp Pvt. Ltd. as the Principal Illustrator

Title  - A Pet Shop, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 3 ft x 2.5 ft., Year 2014
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Chandana Khan (Hyderabad)b. 23rd November, 1954
Chandana Khan is an IAS, working with A.P. gov. Apart from her profession, she is passionate about doing painting.She has studied art under different masters at different times.She works in different mediums, mostly by acrylic on canvas.She is fond of working in mixed media and loves to experiment with different mediums and textures. She has also completed one year course in Sculpture from Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan, Vishwa Bharathi University. She has displayed  her works in more than 12 solo exhibition and Participated in a number of group shows in London, Paris, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Jammu & Kashmir from 2004 to 2011.Latest exhibition in group at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

Address : Plot No.101, Prasashan Nagar,Road No.-72, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad,
Andhra parades, India. Tel: 040 23608883, mob: 9848045122.


Jahar Dasgupta (b.1942), He has a diploma from Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan in 1964, founder member of 'Painting Orchestra'; his first solo exhibition of paintings at Birla Academy and continued in many art galleries, among them Lalitkala Academy, Laxman Art Gallery are mentionable.In abroad, in Norway, Gallery Hansmania he had a solo painting exhibition, besides,he had also exhibited in South Korea, London (The Neheru Centre), France and Canada. He is also an invited artist in NABC  (USA President's Academy of Fine Arts)

 the title of the painting below :   Fall of Radhika, Acrylic on Paper, 22x29 inches


Date of Birth : 15th April 1937
Indian College of Art and Draftsmanship, 1960

Studio: AE 366, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700 064, West Bengal, India
Contact: M -98300 26358  R- 2337 1828, E:

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Debabrata Chakrabarti, (b. 1947), Graduated from Government College of Art and Craft in 1971.Working as an artist with 'The Statesman', Kolkata. Appeared as a presenter and script writer of  a serial ' Ekti Chutir Din',and on various TV programme on Art and Literature. He has in his credit more than 8 solo shows in different states of India and more than 150 major group shows in land and abroad, He is an art critic, Curator and a Painter. He received many prestigious awards.

Address: AHONA, FE-1A, Flat no 1,sector 3 , salt lake, Kolkata-106
Mob. 98302 16154


Albert Ashok  (Bidya  Ashok)b. 1961, is an artist and writer, he has published about 100 books on Drawing and painting for school, college and advanced students of art, apart from his 8 books of poetry.He is a regular writer for literary magazines, He is also involved with a few world org. mainly Human Rights org. Like PEN International and Amnesty International. In 2008, ArtVenture, a philanthropic world organization in association with ARTICLE 19, based in London and Singapore had featured him as human Rights artist in their global media.He was featured in many foreign media and different states' journal. He is an editor of more than 2 English annual  literary Journal,' PEN West Bengal Review' , 'The PEN' and 'Imagination'. He is awarded and conferred 'Satya Shiva Sundar' , a highest honour by The district Council of Culture, Kalahandi, and Lalit kala Academy, Odisha, India, in 2010. A professional painter and human rights activist too.

Address : 160A, Bidhan Pally, Kolkata – 700084, West Bengal, India.
Mobile : 9330858536, 9477773288, 9831445765

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Joy Bhadhury, a vedantic artist of divine mother and nature.
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Dipankar Mani (b.1965) has a diploma in Visual Arts from Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. His works are semi abstract with contents like divinity and spirituality. He has innovated his own style of painting with broken lines and bright colours. His theme of painting is JIVA CHAKRA (the cycle of  revisiting soul, a spiritual context).He has exhibited  his paintings in many group shows and held 8 solo exhibition of his paintings

Address: Guru Kunja, Naskar para, Manikpur, P.O. Harinavi, Kolkata -148
Mobile: 9433454215/ 9432422364

Ashis Nandi,b. 07.06.1964, is a senior artist, he has been working for last 30 years, participated in many art camps where renowned artists like Prokash Karmakar and Bijon Choudhury also joined, Ashis has hobbies like photography, clay modelling and writing. He has published a few books. In 1996 and 2008, he had solo exhibition in Purulia and some group exhibition in different parts of India. Ashis wants to re-explore the mythologgical characters and creates image in folkart or traditional style.

Address: TAXI-STAND PURULIA (W.B.)  Mob.- 9932601935/7501463099

Smt. Suvra Chandra , a science graduate from Bethun college ( Calcutta University).  In 1980, she did a diploma in Visual Arts from Indian Art College ( Rabindra Bharati University), and she did M. F.A. in Painting from Rabindra Bharati University.  She has many group shows and participation in  annual art exhibition conducted by various Art Institutes. She won several medals and awards from  Indian Art college, Society of Oriental Art and Manab Jamin.

Address: 282 B, C R Avenue, Kolkata - 700006
 Mobile: 9831069784, eMail:


Saurav Dutta,  A painter and professional artist
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering  (DME) Professional in Multimedia, Auto - Cad Mechanical Draftsman
He has participated in several group exhibitions,  at Gallery 79,in 2010 ,at Gaganendra Pradarshashala 2013 ....

Address : 27(20/1) Pipe Road, P.O. Barrackpore Dist. - 24 parganas(N) Pin - 700120. W.B. India
Mob: 9903435186, eMail:

Biswajit  Paul, (b.27th Nov. 1988) self taught artist. He has participated in many group exhibitions and workshop for last 5 years.He is very enthusiastic in music and painting.

Address: 88/5, Pathak Para Road, Behala, Kolkata - 60
Mobile : 9062775901


Subhashini  Lohia  (b.12.02.1996) Very young and enthusiastic artist.

ADDRESS : 2C Dover Road,Dover Gardens, Ballygunge
eMail :


Moumita Ghosh   (b. 08.03.1991) She is a science graduate and very passionate about nature painting.

Address: Krishna Villa,  Flat  - B,  3rd Floor ,22 Haricharan  Banerjee Road,    P.O Belur Math,  DISTRICT -Howrah , West Bengal,  PIN 711202  eMail:


MALAY JANA Date Of  Birth :- 28.01.1975
Address:- Vill:- Khalore  ( Kalibari West)  Po+Ps.:- Bagnan Dist:- Howrah, Pin No.:-711303¬¬ Contact No.:-9933378075  E-mail :

Completed Five Years Diploma in Fine Arts From Swar Sangam
(A Birla Educational Unit) in the year 1995
He has participated in more than 9 group Exhibitions in Kolkata and one solo exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts , Kolkata in 2008.
His works are semi abstraction in solid and  flat coloured ground, He loves folklores,folk art, religious and traditional rituals, symbol and motif of daily life style of common people.Very impressive work


Sambhu Chakraborty ( b. 23 rd March,1966)
He is a commerce graduate, He has completed an Art appreciation course from Rajya Charukala Parshad, West Bengal.
From 1993 , he is taking part in the annual art exhibition conducted by government and public organisations / institutions. and has been participating in many group shows. He has also more than 5 solo exhibition of his paintings in Kolkata and other states.

Address: 64,Sitalatala Road,P.O:Nonachandanpukur,Barrackpore,Kolkata -700122.
Mobile : 9831532101,8013117946. eMail :

Rounak Patra (b.3rd December, 1990)
is a arts Graduate with honours in English. At present, he is studying in Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship. 2nd year , Evening sec.
He has participated in two group show already, and very keen on art and Paintings.

Address: 19/1, Chandrapathak Lane, Bally, Howrah-711201
mobile : 9007266096 (M), (033) 2654 1789 (R)


Prodipta Ghosh (b.9th July 1987) He is a graduate of Fine Arts under Khairagarh (C.G.) he has taken part in many group show and workshop and one solo show in his credit. He has won several appreciation and a gold medal from Bengal Fine arts College, Chandpara in 2012

Studio: Mahishakati, P.O. Kahankia, dist: 24parganas(N), Pin- 743247,
Mobile: 7278465126, eMail:

Chanchal Dutta (b. 20th September, 1958) He is qualified an Art Correspondence course from International Correspondence
School(Mumbai) and College Of Visual Arts (Kolkata).He has participated in a number of group shows held by diffierent institutions and organisations in Kolkata and Delhi. He is an abstract artist, creates some imageries looks like round shapes, irregular, and deep dark charcoal lines.sometime they seem design or pattern his paintings are mute but hold strong expression of satire and anger.
Chanchal received many awards and merit certificates from prestigious institution.

Address : C/O Manish Roy Bhattacharya
Sardarpara ( Opp. Yubak Sangha) Kaikhali
Mobile: 9903154201


Partha Priya Chatterjee
Born: 1968
Diploma in Sculpture from Academy of Fine Arts ( Visual Art).
Worked under supervision of renowned artist Sri Rathin Mitra
1st solo show at  Artists Circle in 2004
A number of group shows at Academy of Fine Arts, Charu Karu and Chemould Art Gallery
18/3 Nilmoni mitra Street, Kolkata - 6
Mobile: 9830224746/ 9007900609
Studio Address:
57 metropolitan Co-Op Housing society, Sector - B, Kolkata -105


Sutapa Das,(b.16th July 1969) is a Painter, interior designer and a teacher, She is M.A. in Bengali (Burdwan University) She has participated in many group exhibition, She has an upcoming solo exhibition very soon. Very enthusiastic about art and painting.

Address:EE 147/7, Saltlake Kolkata - 91
Mobile : 8017270342/9433605203   


Bappa Bhowmick    BVA
Bappa is exhibiting his works of paintings in several group shows since 2000 in Kolkata and Hyderabad. He has been in a panel of judges in Puja Parikroma 2008 to 2013 sponsored by Birla tyres and Times of India.
16/1/1Mahendra Banerjee Road, Behala, Kolkata-60
Mobile 9831739937

Pritijaya Dholay, self taught artist.

Address: 266/1CITscheme VI (6)M, Kolkata 700054
Mobile: 9903615272


Chhanda Singh (9th June 1966) is a graduate from Calcutta University, she is a selftaught artist. She has three solo exhibition and several group exhibition

Address: Monindra Nath Sarkar
southern Corner, CIAL College, Kulpi Road, Baruipur, Kolkata -700144
Mob:9830636102,   eMail :


Dr. Abhijit Ray Chaudhuri (b.18th Feb.1968)
is an artist and art teacher, he has passed from Kalabhawan, Viswabharati in painting in 1994. He teaches at N T P C high School (HS) Farakka as an art teacher. He is also founder director of Art Universe, He has exhibited his paintings in many group shows and took participation in several art camps. He has received many national level awards for his paintings and other sorts of cultural activities
Address :
NTPC-Farakka, PO-Nabarun, Dist-Murshidabad, WB-742236
Calcutta Office: 5 Dakshindari Road, Kol-43 (Near Yuba Manas Club)
Mobile:-9434173501, 9851545601


Amrita Ray Chaudhuri (b.1st March, 1971) is M A in English. She has a diploma in Art  and taken participation in many art workshop. She is a teacher at  Kendriya Vidyalaya, Farakka. and also a secretary at Academy of Art Universe
NTPC-Farakka.Murshidabad F.H.VII/127,
Mobile: 9475207088, 9563783302.


Samarendra Kumar Datta (Samar Datta), b.1953, has a diploma in Fine Arts from Sailendra Charukala Mahavidyalaya. He has taken part in a number of annual exhibitions held by different institutions and organisations over the last decade. He also paticipated in many group shows in Kolkata and New Delhi with other contemporary artists.His works are wonderful with delicate colours , textures and folk form of Bengal.
Address:Vill. Barsul Dharmatala, P.O. Barsul Unnayani, Dist. Burdwan, W.B. -713124
Mobile: 9647566834


Abhishek Banerjee (b. 07.01.1992) .he is completing B.F.A. from Indira Kala Sangeet VishwaVidyalaya,a student and artist.He is very passionate about painting, he says: As I started growing up the inclination towards art always remained prolific with my family’s motivation to allow me to excel in a gift I was gifted with. Technically I guess I started drawing when I was 5 years old.Total number of works done till date could be 500 which is inclusive of sketches, full finished paintings and works in progress.
FLAT 10 P.N.B. COMPLEX 164/41Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata- 700045
Mobile: 9051016418


Smita Goswami (b.15th September 1983), is an art graduate, has completed a Diploma in Painting from Assam Fine Arts & Craft Society, knows English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, and had participated in many Art Exhibition, Art related Workshop and Art & Craft Fair  at Guwahati and Kolkata.
Address: Grow More Tower, A/903, Sector – 2, Plot No – 5, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai – 410210
Mobile: 9769268997 / 9920422563


Dr. Dinabandhu Sahoo, (b.13th June 1969) is professionally  a M.B.B.S, M.D (Medicine), Working as Physician under H & F.W. Dept., Govt. of Odisha, Dist. Head Quarters Hospital, Bhawanipatna, Dist : Kalahandi. He has keen interest in Painting & Sketching, Acting, Oriya Literature, Folk Dance, Classical Vocal, Music (Violin), Wood Carving, Mimicry & above all Medical Science.He has held 10 solo exhibition of his paintings, and participated in many group shows of paintings.He has won many prestigious awards for his painting.        

Address: Pardeshi Para, Behind Amar Deep Club, Bhawanipatna, Pin : 766001.
Mobile : +91-9437219147, eMail:  /


Gautam Das (b.15th January 1976), is a self taught artist. He has two solo exhibitions last year in his credit and a few group exhibitions with others. His works are with dark colour, black lines, most dipictions are nature. Sometimes his mind surfaces in his paintings with fear and anxiety.sometimes gloominess pervades his horizon. His canvases are bright coloured and well woven textured ground.
Address: Vill. & P.O. Santoshpur, P.S. Bauria, Dist. Howrah- 711310
Mobile no : 9330962289/ 9674987221


Noboday Paul, b.29th September 1970 , Is a professionally MBBS doctor, he had an inclination on art and culture from his childhood, he is a self-taught painter, He loves figurative works and want to portray his emotion on Love and sex.
address: 34/4 Mahim Haldar Street ( Ist floor), Kolkata -700026
Mobile: 09830550240, email :


The Photos are document of every event.

Here, some photos of 11th March 2014

শিল্পীর সারবত্তা ও খুশী।The Essence and Euphoria. যখন একজন শিল্পী ছবি আঁকেন, তিনি তার তখনকার ভাবনাকে তুলে ধরেন, তার মধ্যে একটা খুশী কাজ করে যখন তিনি তার সৃস্টকর্মকে তার ক্ষমতা দিয়ে শেষ করতে পারেন ও মানুষের সামনে নিয়ে যান। এটা তার সন্তানের মত প্রিয় হয়। তিনি তাকে আগলে রাখেন। এই পুরো বিষয়টার মধ্যে দেখা যায় শিল্পীর সারবত্তা ও উত্তেজনা পূর্ণ আনন্দ। সেই কারণে এবারের প্রদর্শনীর নাম করণ ' সারবত্তা ও খুশী'। The Essence and Euphoria
সূচনার দিন এতবড় গ্যালারী, বিড়লা অ্যাকাডেমির দুতালা, বিশিষ্ট মানুষে পূর্ণ ছিল। শিল্পী, কবি, নানা পেশার বুদ্ধিজীবি। সবার মধ্যে ছিল একটা খুশী। ছবিতে এসব ধরা পড়েছে। মনে হয়েছে আমার পরিশ্রম সার্থক। সবচেয়ে বড় ভাল লেগেছে যখন মানুষে, যারা অংশগ্রহন করেছেন সেই সব শিল্পী ছাড়াও সূচনার শেষপর্বে অনেকে আমার দিকে খুশীতে আপ্লুত হয়ে গোলাপ বাড়িয়ে দিয়েছেন।
বিড়লা অ্যাকাডেমি, ১০৮ সাউদার্ন এভিন্যু, 'দি এসেন্স এন্ড ইউফোরিয়া' শীর্ষক গ্রুপ বা সম্মেলক প্রদর্শনী ১১ তারিখ শুরু হয়েছে, এই গ্যালারীতে ৩২ জন বিভিন্ন রাজ্যের শিল্পীদের নিয়ে ১০৮টি ছবি স্থান পেয়েছে। ১২ তারিখ, অনেক মানুষের মাঝখানে এসেছেন, অনেক কবি, ইংরেজী ভাষার সাহিত্যিক, শিল্প সমালোচক, স্বরচিত গায়ক সুরকার, ৫ টা থেকে রাত ৮টা আমরা মগ্ন থাকলাম কবিতা , গান আর আলোচনা নিয়ে। ১১ তারিখ গ্যালারী উপচে পড়েছিল লোকে। খ্যাতিমান শিল্পীরা কবিরা এসেছিলেন সূচনা করতে, তাদের এই আয়োজন এত ভাল লেগেছিল। তারা তাদের ছবি অনেক ঝুলিয়ে দিয়েছেন। এরকম কবিতা , গান, ও ছবির প্রদর্শনী খুব কম ই হয় কলকাতায়। সে হিসাবে রেইনবো আর্টিস্টস এন্ড রাইটারস ফাউন্ডেশন অন্যতম, সূচনাকারী বিদগ্ধ ব্যক্তিরা বলে গেলেন। দেবব্রত চক্রবর্তী বললেন, ৭০ এর পর অ্যালবার্ট অশোক আবার শুরু করলেন, অ্যাকাডেমি অব ফাইন আর্টস এর প্রেসিডেন্ট বললেন, এই উদ্যোগের জন্য সাধুবাদ দিতে হয় অ্যালবার্টকে, কবি অরুণ চক্রবর্তী বললেন, অ্যালবার্ট স্বচ্ছ নিপাট মানুষ,
এখানকার আলোকচিত্র গুলি এই প্রদর্শনীর সাক্ষ্য বহন করছে।
32 painters from different states exhibited 108 paintings, a number of new artists are very young, and a number of senior artists also participated.A national level of exposition
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On 12 thMarch

Around 5 pm, in the evening , as we announced before that we will have a literary meeting, including music and art discussion. many poets , singers editors came.
The photo above:
Namita Chaudhury, an editor of a big book that contains decades of women poets and their poem from early poets to contemporary poets about a 100 women poets, in the middle Prasanta Daw, an eminent art critic, and most revered person, at right, Ranjana Mitra, another woman literary magazine editor,Bisari , she running her magazine 'Bisari' for decades, she was also a professor.

Dola Bandyopadhyay  giving flower bouquet to Prasanta Daw, as warm reception

 In the Middle, Ashok Roy Choudhury, an editor ( Coffee House), a poet and singer
 The Gallery is very big and wide

 I have conducted the whole event, giving everyone a rose for their performance and participation
 Senior journalist Chandra sekhar Bhattacharya, reading his poem
 Spacious gallery
 Naresh Mondol , reading his poem
 Editor and poet Namita Chaudhury being greeted by Dola Bandyopadhyay
 Editor and Poet Ranjana Mitra being greeted with Flower bouquet by singer Dola Bandyopadhyay
 Dola is singing so melodiously

 Madhu chanda Mitra Ghosh, Reading her poem, Madhuchandalives in Mumbai
 Dipanjan Choudhury, reading his poem
 Ushri Sen, a professional singer, singing
 an English novel,TANASUKH, written by B S Krishnan and Abhimanyo Chatterjee , the new authors are here

 Arup Panti, a senior Poet, reading his poem
 Ranjana Roy, a poet, reading her poem
 Keya Das Biswas, reciting a poem
 Namita Choudhury, Reading her poem

 Himadri Mukherjee, reading his poem

 Ranjana Mitra, reading her poem
 Tanmoy Datta Gupta, Reading his poem
Maithilee, a poet and singer, composer, very melodious songs.....
 Listening audience

Poet Kalyan Paul, reading his poem

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