“Beyond the Water Margin” exhibition is a group exhibition of seven artists, representing contemporary Sri Lankan watercolours: Gunasiri Colambage, Basil Cooray, Sanjeewee Senevirathna, Nilusha Weerakkody, Lalith Ranjan, Asanka Wijerathna and Sandatharaka Abeysinghe. The seven professional artists are exhibiting 80 paintings in the exhibition in Seven different styles and Seven themes. The exhibition is inaugurating on August 17 at 6pm at Lionel Wendt Art Gallery and it is opened to public on August 18, 19 and 20. “Art pieces” are being created by the artists’ intellect, imagination, experiments, professional experience and conciousness, who indulge in creative work for their own independent and honest goals solely and collectively. That is not an unconcious copying by pouring some matter into a block. It is a broad, complicated and sensitive process. And it is not an artificial and impatient or a strained product. We believe that the “ART” is a social process of digesting of touching existing social and cultural mechanisms in a most authentic way by a community with a broad appreciation. “Beyond the Water Margin” is a creative effort of seven watercolor artists who united for the necessity of a collective creative approach and united by professionalism and self-satisfaction for the broadness of mutual understanding, the maturity of attitudes, collectiveness and the unity of diversity. It stands as a visual communication of satisfied self-expression as well.
A painting exhibition by renowned artist and art instructor of Sri Lanka R Kouwshigan will be held on August 19th and 20th at Shantiniketan, Calcutta, the northern capital city of India. More than forty paintings done by Kouwshigan and his art student Neathees Sivakumar will be displayed reflecting the culture of India and Sri Lanka in this exhibition. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Prof JOGEN CHOWDHURY, Former Principal and H O D Painting, Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, Professor Emeritus Visva Bharati, Member Rajya Sabha Parliament of India on 19th at 11.30am.
Featuring talents of the winners of the 20th Anniversary Celebration Photographic Competition, the J D A Perera Gallery will be adorned with colour and monochromes.
Yamuna Vinodini presents a musical extravaganza. Joining her are singers Somathilaka Jayamaha, Edward Jayakody, Rohana Bogoda and her son Tharshana Perera.
Indulge in an enthralling evening of classical music with Mezzo soprano, Rachel Halliday. The show is directed by Srimal Weerasinghe.