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Abhijit Ganguly

Contributing Writer

Kolkata, India

Kaitie Elizabeth

Contributing Artist

Idaho, USA

Ivan R. Lopez

Contributing Artist

Miami, Florida, USA

Michelle Antelo

Contributing Artist

Miami, Florida, USA

November 30, 2015

 

Hesitant Alien was inspired by the album cover for Hesitant Alien by Gerard Way, which I listened to while drawing it. I’m also inspired by his artwork. ~KE

 

 

Kaitie Elizabeth is an artist in North Idaho. She was born 12 weeks premature and her first year was a struggle to live. While enduring a few complications from her early birth, she has learned to overcome and live a normal life. One of her chief adversaries was a pronounced condition of ADHD. However, she understood that ADHD gave her mind a unique point of view, and was determined to use that to her advantage. She began drawing complex pictures from an early age, and sees art differently than most. Her deep faith in Christ and her sarcastic point of view have provided her a distinct edge in her drawings. Kaitie...

November 30, 2015

“It was inspired by a song by Twenty One Pilots and their album Blurry Face. I love the song, to me it’s about people killing their dreams. Since the song is called, We Don’t Believe What’s on TV, I wanted my subject to be wearing the TV because he’s attached to it, and the knives represent the death of his dreams. His attachment to the TV is what’s killing his dreams." ~KE

 

 

Kaitie Elizabeth is an artist in North Idaho. She was born 12 weeks premature and her first year was a struggle to live. While enduring a few complications from her early birth, she has learned to overcome and live a normal life. One of her chief adversaries was a pronounced condition of ADHD. However, she understood that ADHD gave her mind a unique point of view, and was determined to use that to...

November 15, 2015

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Tattoo is a way of expressing your feelings through your skin- Mo Naga

 

 

Photo by Mr. Tarun Gargh

 

Mo Naga, an alumnus of NIFT-Hyderabad is a self-taught tattoo artist. He is reviving traditional tattoos of the tribal people of North-East, creating neo-tribal designs. His designs are exposing to the world the lost tattoos of Northeastern tribes. Recently Mo Naga was present here at an exhibition at the Indian Museum aimed at documenting the traditions of past generations of Konyaks an initiative by Phejin Konyak, a descendant of the tattooed headhunters of the Konyak tribe. She has worked relentlessly for conserving the vanishing art.Renowned Dutch photographer Peter Bos, a collaborator in the research of Phejin Konyak..Abhijit Ganguly spoke to Mo Naga.

 

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November 6, 2015

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"Indian classical dance is a marathon and not a short distance dash"-Ramli Ibrahim

 

Recently, a nine-member group of the Sutra Dance Theatre, Malaysia performed a 90-minute show entitled, ‘Krishna, Love Re-invented’ at the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) Kolkata. Accomplished in ballet, modern, and Indian classical dance, Director, Ramli Ibrahim is a cultural icon who has performed internationally for more than three decades. He is now curating the Dance Component of a comprehensive Arts Festival: DiverseCity: Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival 2015.

 

What led you to start Sutra Dance Theatre?

 

This is a long story. I formed Sutra Dance Theatre more than 32 years ago in 1983 when I returned to Malaysia from Australia after more than 8 years as a profess...

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