CELEBRATION OF VIVEK SAMMAN WITH A STAGE FUNCTION BY THE PARTICIPANTS:
Stage Function: 2 pm. To 8 pm. on 13th March, 2011 at the C.L.T. Hall in association with NYK (Govt. of India), West Bengal Social Welfare Board, Artists Circle, Unique Search, Voice of People and News Bangla organized by Vivek Pathe.
Artists Circle, has been working for the last 9 years in the field of promotion of art and culture. Our major objectives have been to spread Indian ideology through art and cultural activities and encourage young aspirants to pursue diverse cultural activities.
Presently Artists Circle has been supporting the Vivek Samman Awards conducted by the NGO ‘Vivek Pathe’ and our role was to set up a judgment panel for evaluating the awardees. This event took place at CLT hall Dhakuria between 2.00 P.M. to 8.00 P.M. The panel of judges comprised of eminent persons from diverse cultural fields such as drama, music, painting and social activists.
A Brief of Vivek Pathe :
In keeping with the teachings and ideals propounded by Swami Vivekananda, Vivek Pathe strives to uphold community services in a very scientific way. Vivek Pathe believes that the clubs in different corners of our society can play a very positive role in bolstering the social bondage among the citizens. They can also check the eroding social values amongst us, on top of doing community service for the upliftment of the underprivileged. Vivek Pathe respects and honours the best among such clubs every year with Vivek Samman. That apart, Vivek Pathe takes pleasure in inspiring Social Leadership among social workers to this end. Vivek Pathe awards three prizes every year in the name of Leadership Development, Good Governance and addressing emerging social issues. In the final round of this programme at C.L.T. on 13th March, 2011 between 2 p.m. and 8p.m., shortlisted clubs presented their stage function.
Artists Circle happily took the responsibility of giving their judgment on the performance at this final round.
Panel of Judges
Subrata Sankar sen – Painter
Ranita Bhaduri – creative Artist, Anchor, TV News Reader
Dhiru Banerjee – Drama Person, Film Actor
Krishna Bhattacharya- An inquisitive personality in the field of art & culture
Subrata Das- Painter
Madhuchhanda Tarafdar –Anchor
Sajal Kanti Mitra- Painter
Ajay Das – Story writer
Dhrubajit Bhattacharjee from Artists Circle run by Artists Welfare Trust renders his weekly classes to physically challenged (eye) children at the Saswato Keka school.
The Artists Circle participated in the Asia’s one and only Magic Fair (Nandan / Rabindrasadan premises) from 2nd March to 6th March, 2011 organized by Federation of Indian Magic Associates (FIMA), Kolkata.
This Magic Fair had embarked on a unique journey to make the art of magic popular and bring it to the people at large. This was the Asia’s one and only magic fair in Kolkata.
Focus of the fair :
Co-ordinating with other social institutions to develop a mutually enriching relationship in the fields of entertainment, performance, art, social responsibility for propagation of magic as a form of art that needs patronage, enthusiasm and vibes in the journey towards a newer creation.
Representatives of Artists Circle expressed their views and ideas in connection with propagating magic as a form of art which needs much care, attention and nourishment and patronage to unfold its creative excellence.
Bangla Bhasha Dibash (19, 20, 21st Feb) 2011
The purpose of this event was to bring together artists of various fields together and make them interact on the same platform to celebrate this day- Bangla Bhasha Dibash which is now an internatioal Mother tongue day. Also effort was taken to take the artists very close to the roots in Santiniketan, making them interact with tribals and local people, folk dancers and ‘Baul Singers’ of Birbhum. It is always a good experience for the artists to interact with the root and know the origin of our culture.
A Charter was prepared and placed before the participants of this celebration of Bangla Bhasha Dibash to recognize and honour each language in the world and to unite with each other through each one’s identity.
Several artists were taken from Kolkata on the 19th of Feb to Santiniketan. The artists were put up at Prakriti Bhavan
artists were put up at Prakriti Bhavan.
List of artists :
Aditya Basak Manoj Mitra
Prakash Karmakar Partha Bhattacharya
Subroto Sen Pushpen Niyogi
Sajal Kanti Mitra Subrata Das
Dewasish Das Madhubanti Banerjee
Dip Banerjee Bappa Halder
The program was as follows :
- 19th : Visit to the santhal village to experience the living conditions of the tribal people of that area. A dance program was organized by the tribal girls with drum beat.
- 20th : A musical program, around a camp fire was organized at the residence of Suhas Roy- senior artist. The well known baul singer Gautam Das baul was invited to perform for this night.
- 21st February-
Morning: program started by sanskrit chanting of Kalpika Mukhopadhyay.
Poetry recital by Moloy Mukherjee, Sushmita Guha Roy
Rabindrasangeet by Sri Mohan Singh
Baul songs by group of Bauls
Evening: Magic show and songs by Amar Sen and Dhrubajit Bhattacharjee
Programs undertaken to promote art and cultural activities among the slum dwellers of Ballygunge Basti (Chaplin Park)
A special program was organized where all the slum children participated and performed on the stage to celebrate Saraswati Puja. Artists Circle sponsored the entire program.
20- 24th Feb 2011 Workshop cum exhibition at Singapore
Fortrec Chemicals & Petroleum Pvt Ltd invited Artists Circle to join for an art workshop where Fortrec had sponsored travel, stay of the artists and organization of workshop followed by exhibition. This event was held on 20th – 24th January, 2011. The artists were nominated by Artists Circle; they were Dhiraj Chowdhury, Aditya Basak, Subrata Gangopadhya, Chanchal Mukherjee, Partha Bhattacharya, Chhattrapati Dutta, Prakash Karmakar.
The workshop and the exhibition made an impact among the participants of Singapore and the success of this event had opened the door to conduct more workshops in several other exotic cities of the world.
28th and 29th attended Boimela at New York and 1st , 2nd 3rd of July attended Bangasammellan at Las Vegas . Went to New Jersey till 25th of July. Artist Subrata Gangopadhyay travelled with me and demonstrated painting during the workshop. We also had an exhibition of works of Bengal artists.
A week of Indian art display, Indian cuisine , display of craft from India was organized by Maria Luisa from Outside the Box – an orgnaisation US based in Miami. Many children and their parents came to know about India, its traditions and heritage.
Date 7th June and return 12th June 2010-At Bangkok
The workshops at Bangkok and Pattaya were much significant in the journey of Artists Circle followed by exhibition. The nominated artists from Artists Circle were as follows:
(1) Partha Bhattacharya + 2 (2)Subrata Gangopadyay +3 (3) Bappa Haldar (4) Sukanto Das (5) Madhubanti Banerjee (6) Sajal Kanti Mitra (7) Aditya Basak (8) Arun Sammadar (9) Subroto Sen
The workshop was intended to increase the International exposure of artists and to create interaction between them, and know each other better.
Workshop held during 24th, 25th 26th of February 2010 at Dhanbad School of Mines, followed by cultural soirees- musical festival every evening.
Artists Circle along with school of Mines Dhanbad had organised an art workshop for 50 artists from Dhanbad, jharkand, Bihar and Kolkata, to support the School of Mines Dhanbad, to promote art and artists among the community associated with the school of Mines Dhanbad. It is their great priority that all those who are coming out of their college should have exposure to art and creative fields, this is to increase the art lovers in society. Their future plan is to create an art gallery to display art works procured during these workshops and to evoke a love for art and culture to all those associated with this college.
The participating artists from Kolkata were:
Amlan Dutta, Biraj Pal, Arun Sammader, Dipto Narayan, Sajal Kanti Mitra, Subroto Sen, Sujit Ghosh, Somnath Adhikary, Subrata Pal, Kushal Mukherjee, Madhubanti Banerjee,
January 12th, 13th, 14th 2010 at Asansol - Workshop in collaboration with Binodini Centre for Urban and Rural Development( A social Voluntary Organisation)
A workshop was held at Asansol on 12th, 13th. 14th of January 2010. The participating artists were: Biswapathy Maity, Geeta Maity, Sajal Kanti Mitra, Dewasish Das, Dipankar Chanda, Bappa Halder, Saikat Bhattacharya, Madhubanti Banerjee. This workshop was aimed to take art and artists close to urban people and make them realize and appreciate their art works.
July 2009 attended Boimela and Bangamela in New Jersey and Atlanta. Artists Subrata Gangopadhaya accompanied during this trip to demonstate and display his works.
Panchalingeswar (24th of March to 27th March 09)
Artists Circle would be holding an art workshop at Panchalingeshwar, the workshop would be held from 24th of March to 27th March 09, with 12 artists the final list is as follows:
Prakash Karmakar, Chanchal Mukherjee, Ranadip Das, Dewasish Das, Dipankar Chanda, Subroto Das, Biswapathy Maity, Geeta Maity, Samir Sarkar,Biraj Paul, Arnab Mukherjee, Sudip Dutta, Alok Bhattacharya.
March 22nd, 09, Sunday at 6.30 P.M – at International Club Kolkata- Felicitation of Padmabhushan Manna Dey and launch of audio CD of Sri Dhrubajit Bhattacharya
Artists Circle organized a felicitation program for Padmabhusan Manna Dey, and a CD launch of Sri Dhrubajit Bhattacharya in the hands of the living legend. The evening was most captivating with the presence of the Master, amidst a crowd of renowned music directors, film directors, poets, painters and musicians; Padmabhusan Manna Dey expressed his appreciation for organizing such an event for him, and he was deeply moved. He heard one song from the CD before releasing it, and expressed his deep appreciation for the singer’s rendition, voice and classical background. He was happy that songs of his choice are still being produced, and emphasized that these would be long lasting. He blessed the artist Sri Dhrubajit Bhattacharya with future success asking him to be in constant touch with him and carry forward to establish his name. He encouraged the lyricist Sri Gautam Sushmit, for his lyrics and Sri Kalyan Sen Barat and Pratap Roy for the good composition and arrangement.
On the whole it was a day to be captivated in the memory of all those who were present. Sri Debasish Bose, renowned anchor, added magic to the program.
20th December 2008 - Drawing workshop in Chandannagar Book Fair. Participating artists: Anita Roychowdhury, Prakash Karmakar, Biswapathy Maity, Geeta Maity, Chanchal Mukherjee, Alok Bhattacharya, Shymali Bhattacharya, Sekhar Kar, Sajal Kanti Mitra, Sanjib Narayan Dutta, Ranjan Mukherjee, Sudip Chanda, Sajal Kanti Mitra, Animesh Nandi, Dewasish Das, Dipankar Chanda, Partha Bhattacharya, Swapnesh Chowdhury.
The Chandannagar Book Fair society, celebrated their ninth year this time. The event would take place from 19th December 2008 to 28th December 2008 at Chandannagar College Ground. Artists Circle has been invited to organize an interactive drawing workshop named “Impression Chandannagar on the 20th of December 2008. These events are encouraged to create more cultural awareness and allow the common people of Chandannagar to interact with the artists, and to look into their lives and work a little more deeply.
This workshop comprised of artists belonging to various generations, senior and junior. It was exclusively a drawing workshop. Artist Circle would focus on drawings especially abroad to create awareness of Indian art.
Special arrangement was made to pick up the artists and drop them back. All materials for drawing was carried and provided to the artists. The artists were familiarized with the city of Chandannagar through a ride and view of the city while on the launch.
Drawing was organized at the exhibition venue were many people of Chandannagar were present and interacted with the artists.
DIFFERENT APPROACH : 25th October - 5th November 08
Different Approach, a unique exhibition of embroidered works of Rita Rakshit. This intricate method of creating beautiful designs on clothes has been transformed into an unconventional form of art by Rita Rakshit. Different Approach, the ongoing solo show of her works which include portraits, landscapes, and figurative works, mainly depicts scenes from rustic life, legend or folklore.
INSPIRATION : 10th - 22nd October 2008
INSPIRATION, an exhibition of paintings by :
Adimoolam, Anita Roychowdhury, Bijon chowdhury, Ganesh Haloi, Gautam Mukherjee, Laxma Goud, Palniappan, Paritosh Sen, Prakash Karmakar, R. B. Bhaskaran, Sekhar Roy, Shipra Bhattacharya, Subroto Chowdhury, Subroto Gangopadhyay, Suhas Roy, Surya Prakash.
Contemplative Inwardness : 30th July -10th August 2008
Solo show titled Contemplative Inwardness by Samir Saha from 30th of July to 10th of August 2008, at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue Kolkata 17.
Small Format Works : 19th – 28th July 2008
Monsoon Mélange, by works of renowned artists from Delhi, Mumbai, Baroda, Hydrabad, whose large canvases are beyond the reach of passionate art lovers of Kolkata. Strange enough, Kolkata is the only city where even ordinary office goers and house wives would like to posess works of art, unlike business men who buy art for investment purpose in other major cities. To encourage these art lovers of the city Artists Circle every year deals with a small format exhibition. This one has both canvases and sculptors the names of the artists are given below :
Amitabha Bhowmick (sculpture), Anjana Mehra, Anjani Reddy, Asurvedh (sculpture), Harshvardhan, Jagdish Dey, Jai Zarotia, Monoj Agarwal, N S Rana (sculpture), Niren Sengupta, Om Prakash Sharma, Pramod Ganpatey, Prem Singh, Rabindra Salve, Rini Dhumal, Suresh Kumar (sculpture), V Solanki, Venu Gopal (sculpture), Vijay Ved.
View From the Edge - From 27th May to - 6th of June 2008, an exhibition was held at Nehru Centre London. This exhibition gave a glimpse of works from all over India. Renowned artists like Adimoolam, R B Bhaskaran and Achutan from Chennai, Babu Xavier , and Yusuf Arakkal from Kerala, Ganesh Pyne, Jogen Chowdhury, Robin Mondol, Paritosh Sen, Sanat Kar, from Kolkata, Prafulla Dhanuka, GA Dandekar, from Mumbai, Laxma Goud , Suryaprakash and others from Hydrabad, and V Solanki and Rini Dhumal from Ahmedabad, and Pramod Ganpatey, Jai Zarotia, Gopi Gajwani and others from Delhi.
The total number of artists whose works were displayed for the show were 58. The show was then shifted to a private gallery at High Street Kensigton Shades and Wood gallery from 11th to 21st of June 2008.
An additional part of this event was a Ghazal performance by Sri Dhrubajit Bhattacharya on the evening of 27th of May, at the auditorium of Nehru Centre.
“Measured Cadences” – 28th March to 3rd April 08
“Measured Cadences” an exhibition by eminent artists of Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan held at Lokayata Hall Mulk Raj Anand Centre New Delhi. Inaugurated by ICCR President Dr. Karan Singh. The Show “Measured Cadences” was based on works of 40 artists who live and work in “Santiniketan”. Some of the participating artists were Ajit Seal, Argha Priya Majumdar, Arunima Sanyal, Chandrima Bhattarcharya, Deepak Rajbhar, Dilip Mitra, Janak Jhankar Narzary, Md. Sabir Ali, Prasanta Sahu, Pushpal Sarkar, Sajal kaiti, Rishi Barua, Sraboni Roy, Suhas Roy, Sutonu Chatterjee, Tanup Nath, Usmita Sahu and many more.
18th March to 21st March 2008, A workshop at Mandarmoni Sea Beach Resort, in the presence of senior artist Sri Ganesh Pyne and Smt Meera Pyne following artists who participated are; Biswapathy Maity, Geeta Maity, Ashok Mullick, Suman Roy, Partha Bhattacharya, Sajal Kanti Mitra, Arunima Sanyal, Dinesh Gyne, Gautam Sharma, Pallash Bhaduri, Dipankar Pahari, Kushal Mukherjee, Snehangshu Sekhar Das.
An opportunity to work in the presence of a senior artist and get his views and directions.
An exhibition was held on works done at the Mandarmoni workshop from 14th of April to 23rd of April 08. The exhibition was inaugurated by senior artist Sri Amitabha Sengupta and a documentary film composed by the artist was shown. Sri Ganesh Pyne lit the lamp to release the show, as encouragement to juniors.
“Fusion”- 24th Nov to 30th Nov 2007.
“Fusion” an exhibition of paintings by two renowned artists from Bangladesh, Maksudul Ahsan and Nazmul Ahsan from 24th Nov to 30th Nov 2007. Inaugurated by Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh Muhammad Imran, and special guest Sri Bijon Chowdhury.
“7 artists”- 12th Nov to 23rd Nov 2007.
A group show of 7 talented artists comprising of Apurba Choudhury , Damayanti Sharma, Dipali Roy, Sukumar Ghosh, Shuvankar Maitra, Sukhendu Paul, Tapan Mitra titled “7 artists” held from 12th Nov to 23rd Nov 2007.
“The Deities”- 1st Nov to 11th Nov 2007.
An exhibition of paintings on God and Goddesses as seen by senior contemporary artists, titled as “The Deities” held at Artists Circle from 1st Nov to 11th Nov’ 07. The artists are Bratin Khan, Arun Kumar Mondal, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Sanjib Narayan Dutta, Prabal Roy, Suktisubhra Pradhan, K. Murlidharan, Subrata Pal, Snehangsu Sekhar Das, Biswajit Mondal, Ramananda Bandopadhyay, Saroj Sakar, Geeta Maity, Sajal Kanti Mitra.
“3 Wheel Drive”- 23rd October to 30th October 2007.
A group show of three young talented artists comprising of Sukanta Hazra, Subhadeep Dawn, and Souryeya Chakraborty titled “3 Wheel Drive” from 23rd of October to 30th of October’07.
“Fictional Universe”- 11th September to 21st September 2007.
An etching show of 18 Delhi-based artists titled “Fictional Universe” executed till 21st September.
“Autumn Palette” – From August 30th to September 17th 2007.
“Autumn Palette” in celebration of autumn through a variety of small format works on paper and canvas from August 30th to September 17th’07of 22 artists. Sohini Dhar, Anirban Seth, Anita Roy Chowdhury, Aslam, Debasish Sarkar, Dilip Patel, K. Muralidharan, Kushal Mukherjee, Prakash Karmakar, Prolay, Shekar Kar, Tapash Ghoshal, Anjan Patra, Kanchan Dasgupta, Partha Bhattacharya, Biswapati Maity, Moloy Ch. Saha, Sumanta Hutait, Ashok Adhikary, Ashok Mullick, Munindra, Samir Saha, Subrata Ghosh, Swapan Palley.
“Independent Impression” – From 16th of August to 26th August’07
An exhibition titled “Independent Impression” held at Artists Circle, in the occasion of 60 years of independence by 11 renowned artists comprising Paritosh Sen, Sunil Das, Suhas Roy, Jogen Chowdhury, Robin Mondal, Prakash Karmakar, Bijon Chowdhury, Dhiraj Chowdhury, Vaikunthan, Surya Prakash, Amitabha Banerjee, Alok Bhattacharya, Wassim kapoor, Nirmal Dutta, B.R. Paneshwar, Shuvaprasanna, Dipak Banerjee, Ramananda Bandhopadhyay, Anita Roychowdhury, Hussain, MF.
"Aranya" -1st of August to 12th of August’07.
An exhibition titled “Aranya”, a group show of 11 artists comprising Biswapathy Maiti, Geeta Maiti, Sekhar Roy, Sekhar Kar, Ram Lal Dhar, Sohini Dhar, Amitabha Sengupta, Dewashsh Das, Ashok Mullick, Biswajit Mondal, Diptish Ghosh Dostidar, based on a workshop held at “Tiger Camp” at Sunderban on 1st of August to 12th of August.
27th , 28th , 29th , 30th July- Camp was organized in Sankarpur with 9 artists.
Participating Artist: Samir pal, Sunanta Hutait, Ashoke Adhikari, Kusal Mukherjee, Apurba Biswas, Bidyut Ghosh, Debashis Das, Dipankar Chanda, Dip Banerjee
Artists Circle present “Celebration of Nature”, a group show for World Environment Day on 22nd June to 2nd July 2007.
Artists Circle presents felicitation of Tabla Maestro Shri Dipankar Acharya on 7th June 2007 at Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata. This recognition rare of its kind was given for his dedication to his field of Tabla with which he spent more than 2 decades.
A solo show titled ‘Symphony’ by artist Kushal Mukherjee from 17th May to 27th May 07, inaugurated by eminent artist Shri Suhas Roy.
Exhibition from 21st April to 30th of April 07 at Artists Circle titled ‘Inspiration’ by a group of 11 aspiring artists.
2nd April to 9th April 07 - A show by 7 eminent Indian artists titled “Saraswati” at display at Artists Circle, in collaboration with Gallery Art Mosaic Singapore. Ms. Taslima Nasreen inaugurated this show.
21st March 07, World Poetry day celebrated by Artists Circle along with renowned Poets.
8th March - International Women’s Day celebrated through an exhibition –titled “Shakti- Journey beyond Platitude”- an exhibition by 18 renowned artists of India.
28th February 07 Artists Circle arranged ‘A Poetic soiree’ – 20 eminent poets had participate this program.
A show titled “Togetherness”, by artist couples starting from 14th of Feb to 28th of Feb to be inaugurated by renowned couple Sri Shivaji Chatterjee.
1st February to 13th February 07 Germination II an exhibition displaying works of 14 young artists. Inaugurated by Shri Prakash Karmakar.
30th January 07 Artists Circle and Drishya present sessions with great cinema and talk. Featuring: A Summer with Monica; Ingmar Bergman, Prof. Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay in conversation with Nanak Gangopadhyay.
13th January to 20th January 07- A workshop cum exhibition titled Gennext Artists in collaboration with ABNAMRO Bank at their salt lake bank premises The participating artist were Biswajit Mukherjee, Debasish Sarkar, Chandan Sengupta.
28th to 30th January 2007, a three days camp in Digha. Ten artists have attended this camp ; Somnath Adhikari, Pradip Das, Debabrata Sarkar, Bappa Halder, Binit Kr Sinha,Sukanto Das,Dewasish Das,Dipankar Chanda,Amit Majumdar, Biswajit Saha.
6th January to 30th January 07 -The Real Life Story, a solo exhibition by Anita Roy Chowdhury
23rd December to 30th December ‘Earth Voices’ – a solo show by Bankim Banerjee Inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister Dr Abdus Sattar.
Vision of Nature - (10th November to 19th November) a solo show by veteran artists Sri Nirmal Dutta. Inaugurated by Hon’ble Mayor Sri Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya.
Southern Alternative - (28th October to 10th November) A show by 10 renowned artists from South India. The list of artists included in the show are: Adimoolam, R, B Bhaskaran, K.S Rao, K Muralidharan, M Senathipathy, Palaniappan, Achutan Kudallur, Surya Prakash, Gopinath, and S Vasudev.
Celebration II October 7th to 14th inaugurated by Bijon Chowdhury.
Sohini Dhar, Shekhar Roy, Chanchal Mukherjee, Subroto Gangopadhyay, Somnath Maity, Ashok Mullick, Sumon Roy, Partha Bhattacharya, Atin Basak, Diptish Ghosh Dastidar, Tapash Ghoshal, Subroto Ghosh, Shekhar kar, Geeta Maity .
Celebration - I (14th September to 28th September) inaugurated by Sri Poritosh Sen.
Ramanada Bandhopadhyay, Poritosh, Sen, Sunil Das, Suhas Roy, Robin Mondol, Bijon Chowdhury, Prakash Karmakar, Amitabh Banerjee,Wassim Kapoor, Suvaprasanna Shipra Bhattacharya, Dipak Banerjee, Amitabh Sengupta, Aditya Basak, Alok Bhattacharya, Biswapathy Maity, Ramlal Dhar.
“Reflections of Andaman”- 7th April to 14th April 2006.
“Reflections of Andaman”, by Sri Swapnesh Chowdhury, curator of Andaman Central Jail. He had expressed his experiences of the life and nature of Andaman, place where he lived all his life. It was inaugurated by Sri Satyen Ghoshal from 7th April to 14th April 2006.
Camp for 18 artists at Sunderban – Tiger Camp (March 2006)
This was a four day camp held at Sunderban the natural mangrove habitat with wild animals. The artists were taken in a launch to experience the thrill of nature in wild . Canvases were taken to promote new images on them in coherence with the natural surroundings.
Changing Images-25th of March to 3rd April 2006
An exhibition titled Changing Images by Members of the Faculty of Visual Arts of Rabindra Bharati University Kolkata took place from 25th of March to 3rd of April 2006. Inaugurated by Dhiraj Chowdhury and chief guest was Smt Bharati Mukherjee, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the University.
Bengal Chromosome, - 26th of February to 4th of March 2006.
An international exhibition titled Bengal Chromosome, which depicts the genetic bonding between both Bengals although separated by political and geographical boundaries. It took place from 26th of February to 4th of March 06 at Academy of Fine arts-Kolkata. Hon’ble Mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya inaugurated the show. Participating artists were 27 from West Bengal and eleven artists from Bangladesh.
“Vanishing Wetlands”, - 8th to 18th February 2006
An exhibition titled “Vanishing Wetlands”, by young artists from 8th to 18th February. It was an exhibition exposing the scientific and social impacts of the environmental loss.
Solo Show titled “Lines Unbound” by Prakash Karmakar-14th to 28th January 2006.
A solo exhibition by Sri Prakash Karmakar titled Lines Unbound, inaugurated by Sri Sunil Gangopadhyay from 14th to 28th January 2006.
Dream Circle 2005-18th November to 21st November 2005.
Dream Circle 2005: In view of promoting budding painters form eastern India, Artists Circle had invited young artists from the eastern region - the following States Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal, Sikkim, Nagaland, Jharkand, Orissa and West Bengal to participate in a workshop competition. The workshop was open to recommendations from every state cultural department from where the artists participated. The workshop for final candidates was held at Lake Land Country Club where all the participating artists were hosted. The inauguration was held at Victoria Memorial premises and the inauguration and lamp lighting was done by Sri Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Governor West Bengal.
This interactive workshop for 45 young artists from 11 Northeastern States took place at Kolkata between 18th November to 21st November 2005. The event was partly sponsored by The Victoria Memorial and took place at Lake land Country Club.
“Ode to Autumn”, November 15th to 30th 2005
An exhibition titled “Ode to Autumn”, November 15 to 30th 2005, inaugurated by Sri Bikram Ghosh. Participated by 17 artists. Accompanied by a short Santoor recital by Sri Pinak Bhattacharya.
“Through Another lane”, - September 24th to 6th October 2005
An exhibition in Black and white titled through another “Another lane”, September 24th to 6th October 2005.The exhibition was inaugurated by Hon’ble MP Md. Salim, and Mr. Deweshwar and Mrs Deweshar.
9th August to 12th of August 2005.
Vedic village workshop - A workshop for 21 senior Bengal artists at the Vedic Village. Sponsored by ITC, from 9th August to 12th of August 2005. Artists from various age groups participated. The event took place for 4 days and every evening there was interaction with artists from other fields. The first evening had a hand shadowgraphy and magic show, the second night hand dance programs and the third night had a musical soiree.
15th July 2005 - Mudiali workshop. Dewasish Das, Abhijit Dutta, Bibekananda Mukherjee, Swapan Polley, Moloy Chandan Saha, Nirmal Dutta, Dipankar Dutta, Partha Bhattacharya, Shiraj, Subroto Sen, Tapash Ghoshal, Tapan Mitra, Nirmal Dutta and Nilima Dutta and others.
A 2 day workshop with 20 Artists from various age groups who have enjoyed the Nature Park at Mudiali –and have created awareness for public and the deprived fisherman colony of the city through an art workshop from 15th July 05
14th May 2005 - “Mid summer Nights’ Dream”.
A group exhibition by 19 Artists titled “ Mid summer Nights’ Dream”, inagurated by Mr A K Mukherjee from 14 May 05 to 29th May 2005.
Participated in one International show at Singapore with Artmosaic Singapore. Exhibition was on Contemporary Indian art from 12th to 21st May 2005.
4th March 2005
A group exhibition by assorted senior and junior Artists inaugurated by Sri Jogesh Ch Burman from 4th March 2005 to 18th March.
4th December 2004.
A group exhibition by Ashish Gupta, Gopal Das, Arunesh Chowdhury, Indrajit Narayan, Silpita Sen, and Papiya Ghosal inaugurated by Dr Chitta Panda & Sri Bijon Chowdhury on 4th December 2004.
25th of September 2004.
An exhibition by 2 artists Purnendu Das and Sri Ashish Sen inaugurated by Hon’ble Mayor Shri Subrata Mukherjee on 25th of September 2004.
17th to 21st September 04-Puri workshop
An interactive workshop for senior and junior artists such as Prakash Karmakar, Alok Bhattacharya, Anita Roychowdhury, Aditya Basak, Mamata Basak, Manoj Dutta, Ashok Mullick, Shekhar Roy, Abhijit Dutta, Biraj Pal, Chanchal Mukherjee, Chandra Bhattacharya, Partha Bhattacharya, Dewashish Das, Brotin Khan, Sutapa Khan , Somnath Maity. The workshop took place at Puri, between 17th to 21st September 2004.
Jagat Janani-11th April 04 (Fusion between music and Art)
An exhibition based on audio songs titled Jagat Janani sung by Dhrubajit Bhattacharya, in association with HMV . This exhibition was inaugurated by Sri P C Sorcar, famous magician, and the CD was launched by late Pt V Valsara, on 11th April 04
5th March 04-Workshop at Lake land country club
A 3 day Art workshop with 12 eminent Artists held at Lake land Country club on 5th March 04. The participating artists were: Prakash Karmakar, Alok Bhattacharya, Amitabh Sengupta, Atin Basak, Aditya Basak, Mamata Basak, Abhijit Dutta, Biraj Pal, Chanchal Mukherjee, Chandra Bhattacharya, Partha Shaw, Jahar Dasgupta.
January 31st 2004
Exhibition by 10 junior artists inaugurated by Sri R.K Mohanty on January 31st to February 9th 2004.
14th December 03
Exhibition by Shyamali Bhattacharya inaugurated by Sri Kiranmoy Nanda & Sri Sunil Das on14th December 2003.
New face-12th December 03
Exhibition New Face in contemporary Indian Art on 12th December 03 by Anirban Seth, Kashyap Basu, Basudev Ghosh, Avijit Mukherjee, Swarup Nandy.
1st November 2003.
Exhibition by Manoj Roy inaugurated by Film director Raja Sen on 1st November 2003.
Relations-3rd September 03
Exhibition named Relations by a group of 8 young artists, Inaugurated by Sri Bijon Chowdhury on 3rd September 2003
23rd August to 3rd September 2003-Pentamiral
Exhibition of works by a group of 5 upcoming artists; Biswarup Garai, Abhijit Dutta, Debashish Das, Samir Roy, Kushal Mukherjee.from 23rd August to 3rd September. Inaugurated by Md Salim and special guests for the evening Mr. Kajol Sengupta and Samir Aich.
2nd Aug 2003- Chabi and Kabita
Chabi and Kabita – a soiree with the gathering of poets and artists on 2nd Aug 2003