Meet artist Shubha Banavar at Potsdam event on Friday
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 2:25 pm

SLC Arts is hosting a Meet the Artist event featuring Shubha Banavar of Potsdam.

POTSDAM -- The St. Lawrence County Arts Council will hold a meet-the-artist event on Friday, Nov. 16, from 4-6 p.m. at the SLC Arts Gallery at the Potsdam Town Hall.

Community members are invited to come as they are to meet artist Shubha Banavar and view an exhibit of her work.

Banavar is known for her interest in minimalist pencil and brush techniques used to describe complex cultural mores of India.

These include depictions of religious icons though line drawings, henna designs, art inspired by antique jewelry, and capturing the complexity of nature through simple art structures.

Banavar’s educational training is in science, but combines it with her passion for art.

Her interests in science visualization include creating scenes, models, and 3D animations.

Learn more about her work at sites.google.com/site/shubhabanavar/portfolio.

At 5:30 p.m. Banavar will discuss her recently acquired talent in Tanjore painting, an Indian art style.

This process uses gold foil and semi precious stones to embellish the piece.

She will also be talking about Ganjifa, or Indian hand-painted playing cards.

Both techniques are of a classical style, originating from Southern India.

This exhibit at the SLC Arts Gallery at the Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St., is free, open to everyone, and wheelchair accessible. This exhibit will be on display through Jan. 11.

Info: 315-265-6860, slcartscouncil.org/event/shubha/.