Sat Nov 07 2015 10:00 am thru Sat Nov 07 2015 3:00 pm

Free Family Day | Adventure Asia


at Crow Collection of Asian Art
Sat Nov 07 2015 10:00 am — 3:00 pm
Crow Collection of Asian Art

Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated worldwide. It marks the victory of good over evil and commemorates one’s inherent inner light.  Join us for an illuminating day filled with activities that play on the dark and the light, including cyanotype prints and kaleidoscopes. Then kick off your shoes and enjoy a traditional Bollywood Class and Diwali Stick Dance.

10 AM–2 PM | Arbor Walk, 2nd floor
Our current exhibition Alexander Gorlizki: Variable Dimensions brings together the artist’s work in drawing, sculpture, installation, video, and the applied arts—carpets, wallpapers, textiles—for a rich kaleidoscopic experience of the artist’s profoundly creative imagination. Notans, a Japanese term for “light and dark,” explore the use of positive and negative space with only two pieces of paper. A visual display of principles of art such as unity, contrast and balance, notans celebrate the arrangement of space and color: two elements highly emphasized in the work of Alexander Gorlizki. Drawing inspiration from Alexander Gorlizki and Japanese notans create shapes of your own and watch them transform into a unique, harmonious design.
10 AM–2 PM | Arbor Walk, 2nd floor
A kandeel is a lantern with a wooden framework and covered in colored matte or glossy papers that are hung in front of homes during the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali. Kandeel in Sanskrit is known as akasha deepa, lantern of the sky, because in earlier days Hindu’s would set kandeels afloat as a gesture to invite the spirits of their ancestors moving around to come back home and be with them during the festival. Learn how to create a paper kandeel using simple folding techniques found in the Japanese art form of origami.
10 AM–2 PM | Arbor Walk, 2nd floor
Diwali is a festival of lights celebrated throughout India and among Indians worldwide. Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs commemorate different auspicious events, but each is a moment of victory of good over evil, and light replacing darkness. One important and celebrated tradition of this holiday is rangoli sand painting. Rangoli are intricate designs put on floors in courtyards or other significant sites in a home or public place that are made of colored sand, flour, rice, or even flowers. They are meant to ward off evil and invite and welcome Hindu deities into the space. Get your chance to make your own rangoli to brighten up your home!
11 AM | Grand Gallery, 2nd Floor
Join us for Family Yoga and delve into the world of the Ramayana, a legendary story about love and courage. The ancient Hindu poem is the basis of ten exciting and rejuvenating yoga poses such as ananda balasana (happy baby), makarasana (crocodile) and many more. Explore the story through your movements as Lord Rama searches for his beloved Sita with the help of the monkey Hanuman.
Noon – 2:00 PM | Jade Room, 2nd Floor
Have your face painted by the artists from Your Enchanted Face. Face painting will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.
1:00 PM | Grand Gallery, 2nd floor
Nruthya Shakti Dance Academy prides itself on being the only premier Indian folk academy where folk dances from India are taught, and performed in their true rustic style. Vandita Parikh, the director who has practiced dance for over 35 years, believes that India‘s true beauty lies in its rural traditional folk culture and teaches  her students the same. Vandita was awarded the Ambassador of Art Award by the President of India in 2011. Sit back, relax and enjoy as the Nruthya Shakti Dance Academy showcases a fusion of Indian folk dances.