STUDIO SHOW OF WOODCUT ART Woodcut is a technique of printing designs from planks of wood incised parallel to the vertical axis of the wood’s grain. It is one of the oldest methods of making prints from a relief surface, having been used in China to decorate textiles since the 5th century ad. It was interesting to watch the showcasing of variously conceptualized woodcut forms at ...

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY – FROM THIS POINT ONWARDS Photographer Luka Alagiyawanna, who heading the initiative mentions that ‘From this Point Forward’ is a participatory photography project based in Sri Lanka. She says ‘My goal is to encourage young participants to play a role in creating photo installations at public spaces that would encompass their vision for the next 30 years. Art exhibitions, conducted in public spaces posses ...

art on the streets of Galle Fort For more read page 31-32 ARTRA Magazine Apr / May E11. Purchase a copy at Barefoot, Odel, Sarasavi Bookshops, The Sandwich Factory Col 7, Yamaha Music Centre – Col 7, Cannon Col 3, Milk & Honey Cafe, Col 7 www.books.lk. For subscriptions call +94772305054 The post art on the streets of Galle Fort appeared first on ARTRA | The Platform for Artistic Expression.

Anne Covell | The Reading Room For more read page 24 ARTRA Magazine Apr / May E11. Purchase a copy at Barefoot, Odel, Sarasavi Bookshops, The Sandwich Factory Col 7, Yamaha Music Centre – Col 7, Cannon Col 3, Milk & Honey Cafe, Col 7 www.books.lk. For subscriptions call +94772305054 The post Anne Covell | The Reading Room appeared first on ARTRA | The Platform for Artistic Expression.

WORKS OF ART BY PALA POTHUPITIYE SHOWCASED IN LAHORE, PAKISTAN The curatorial concept of Displacement Anxieties focuses on problematizing the notion of cultural homogeneity in the increasingly globalized environment. It explores how the core idea within an art work can experience loss of meaning when it travels away from its contextual territory.  This ‘displacement anxiety’ is often exacerbated when subjectivities are flattened with theoretical readings that are not adequately ...

ART FROM SRI LANKA AT 59 RIVOLI, PARIS 59 Rivoli is a cultural alternative space which is now one of the three most visited sites of contemporary art in Paris and one of the ten most visited places in France. For the first time in its history, siblings Deneth Piumakshi, Fashion Designer who won the prestigious GenNext award at Colombo Fashion Week 2012, represented art from Sri ...

VINTAGE POSTER COLLECTION | MEG AND PHILIP BABER Q| What motivated the both of you to collect vintage posters from all regions? A| In 2006 a Dutch-Canadian photographer friend returned to Dubai (where we lived at that time) from a photo-shoot he had been on in Bombay bearing a mesmerizingly stunning hand-painted Bollywood show card as a gift for his wife. When they showed it to us ...

PIETRO RUFFO | THE ARTIST BEHIND THE COVER OF ARTRA MAGAZINE It was a pleasure to meet Pietro Ruffo, the artist whose work we showcased on ARTRA Magazine Feb/Mar 2014 E10 at the Colombo Art Biennale. We chose his work as it was symbolic of the content for that particular issue as it revolved around two of the largest art festivals, the Colombo Art Biennale and the Dhaka Art Summit. ...

Sri Lankan New Year traditions are about renewal and continuity. But I feel an undertow of something cracking that illusion. It hard to notice or realise initially. There are children of cousins gleefully tearing through the house. A happy shrieking gaggle of British, American, Australian and Sri Lankan accents. Elders too senile or physically delicate […]

You mean the world to meYou know that.It's my fault this timeI admit; ButYou have had your shareAs well.But nowThat we are on about mine,Tell meWhere do I stand?Because right nowI feel likeYou are testing me,And I'm not in the mood for games!Or worseIf this is how our future isThen I thinkI'd rather back away,'Cause I hateTo pretend that we are fineWhen you clearly aren't.

Good Friday Choir in the Stephanskirche, Simmern, Germany. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 18mm, 1/25, f/3.5, and ISO 200. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, black & white, choir, choristers, church, Germany, people, pipe organ, Simmern, singing, Stephanskirche

Holding On A little girl clings to her father’s hand in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 200mm, 1/80, f/5.6, ISO 100, and Hoya polarizing filter. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, bindi, black & white, Central Highlands, children, faces, hands, people, pottu, shyness, smiling, Sri Lanka

” An aftermath, a bad dream Hope dashed like a tree With broken leaves.. Once , seen alive Next ,no sight or sound Longing for that touch and shade But now Just lies her soul.. “ A tribute to my grandmother who passed away about two months back.

Practice Simmern, in the Hunsrück Mountains, Germany. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 18mm, 1/160, f/13, and ISO 100. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, basketball, basketball court, black & white, children, games, Germany, Hünsruck, people, Simmern, sports

New Baltimore City Paper Review: Yemen Arabian Restaurant SCIENCE OF THE LAMB Yemeni specialists offer oasis in pastaland J.M. GIORDANO By S.H. Fernando Jr. PUBLISHED: APRIL 9, 2014 There’s a new kid on the block in Little Italy, and pasta is not what they’re pushing. But the recently opened Yemen Arabian Restaurant (411 S. High St., [410] 385-4900) has lamb down to a science. Whether it comes chopped up as ...

People walk around calling everyone their best friend that the term doesn’t have any real meaning anymore. Mere acquaintances are lavished with hugs and kisses upon a second or at most third meeting. Birthday cards get passed around offices so everybody can scribble a snippet of sentimentality for a colleague they barely met. Everyone just loves everyone. As a result ...

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