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As a part of the Pune Tree Fest held recently,a workshop had been organised on October 1 at the One Life Club in Pashan.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE |
October 6, 2010 2:55:22 am

Art and nature

As a part of the Pune Tree Fest held recently,a workshop had been organised on October 1 at the One Life Club in Pashan. Called ‘Express Nature’,this workshop in clay was arranged by a group of artists to celebrate the trees of Pune. It was a way of expressing gratitude and affection towards the trees. Works by Madhavi Kolte,Ritika Zharotia,Gauri Gandhi and Late Yogesh Desai were on display. Gandhi put up an installation about trees and animals; Zharotia displayed her sketches; Swati Desai showcased nature photographs clicked by her late husband; and Kolte added to the creativity with her sculptures. The event not only reinforced the importance of trees but also brought out the emotions of people by way of sharing thoughts,discussing art and moulding clay.

Time to groove

For all the Elvis fans,here’s a chance to swing to the King’s tunes. Ishanya Art and Culture Club,in association with Pune Jazz Club and the Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of India,is organising ‘Elvis 75’ – Celebration of the King. This evening will have Gary Lawyer live in concert on October 9 at the the Ishanya Amphitheatre,Yerwada,7.30 pm onwards.

Talent in the spotlight

On October 2,as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi,Tree Public of India,an environmental action team,organised theatre skits and painting and poetry performances at the Nehru memorial Hall. Six hundred people,including teachers,parents and various artistes,attended the event. The show was presided over by Col Lalit Rai,a recipient of the Veer Chakra for his act of gallantry and selfless devotion to the county during the Kargil War. Among others who were present were charcoal artist Sanjay Bhalerao and Captain Diksha,the first lady officer in the army from Rajasthan. Everyone present was enthralled by the performances of children from RIMS International School,Kangaroo Kids,DAV Public School and the girls from the Life Institute. There was also a poster-making competition and other games and activities for the children.

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