It’s all Go in Gunehar
ShopArt 2016 is well underway in Gunehar with artists’ projects coming more and more to fruition.
Pop artist Ketna Patel’s project is to make a classic photo studio with Taj Mahal and similar backdrops. Her kodacolour shop front has been one of the most engaging of artists’ venues, always attracting a crowd of eager participants or just as a popular place to sit.
Ceramics artist Mudita Bhandari has had clay issues from the start. Eventually finding a good recipe that included fibre from the wheat harvest, her pieces have been slow to dry. She’s now completed the 17 pieces needed for her large installation. Tomorrow she’ll start building her kiln to fire them. With lots of clay left over The Mud Shop is now hosting some villagers keen to make something for themselves.
Puneet Kaushik can’t stop making art. Today he was stringing up one villager’s collection of empty (mostly whiskey) bottles. He’s had lots of comments about “who could drink that much?!” but he’s discreetly now telling. Well, he told me, but my lips are sealed.
My favourite of Puneet’s projects so far is a magnificent photographic series he shot yesterday with three large round mirrors. These are magic, and I seriously want a copy of Holes in the Mountain poster-size for my wall!
Sheena Deviah has had no more goats eating her exhibits today. Touch wood.
Gargi Chandola and her team are all but finished the first and main building they are painting in the village square.
Everyone is gearing up for the project festival and finale 7th to 14th June. Frank is happy.