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Master couturier Bibhu Mohapatra unveiled his first ever jewellery line for Forevermark India at the CKC store off Cubbon Road. Actress Shriya Saran was invited to model the Artemis Collection of earrings, rings, bracelets, pendants and brooches, crafted in Forevermark diamonds. We’re told that it took the New York designer 18 months to translate his sketches to their physical form.
Artists from Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and even Kolkata turned up in big numbers at this Palace Road art gallery recently to attend the opening of legendary artist Jogen Chowdhury’s retrospective show. The exhibition, entitled Compelling Presence, has collated over 150 works of Chowdhury. The veteran artist was seen interacting with guests in his inimitable style.
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The art fraternity of the city was also spotted attending an exhibition by artists MA Jafar and Utpal Dutta. Called Impressions, the show featured some of their latest works, done in mixed media and acrylic.