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Art lectures



Pottery from Vietnam on display at Casa Mia

THE APPARAO Galleries is conducting a series of seven lectures on Modern Indian Art delivered by Ashrafi S. Bhagat, Head, Department of Fine Arts, Stella Maris College.

As part of the series, the lectures to be delivered on November 19 (4.30 p.m.) and November 20 (10.30 a.m.) at the gallery premises, Wallace Garden, 3rd Street, Nungambakkam, will cover the Madras Art Movement and the beginning of Indianisation of an idiom, when artists began to delve into the Indianness of their roots looking for a unique Indian visual language. It will also touch upon the emergence of women artists in the 1960s.

Entry is free. For details, call 28332602/03 or 98410 30737.

For a healthy life

THE SECOND international expo on healthcare and herbal products is being organised from November 19 to 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam. Put together by Zak Trade Fairs and Exhibitions, the event will be a platform to focus on the value of herbs and herbal products in healthcare. It is an opportunity for ayurvedic, unani and homoeopathic practitioners to keep abreast of the latest developments in alternative medicine. The idea of the expo is to achieve an integration of the various streams and focus on affordable healthcare.

The stalls will display health foods, health insurance schemes, herbal plants and seeds, extracts such as powders, barks, and dry leaves, besides consumer goods such as soaps, cosmetics and drinks. Some of the features will be theme pavilions, country pavilions, interactive seminars and new product launches.

Artefacts from Vietnam

VIETNAM IS known for its crafts heritage. Pottery from the nation is now on display at Casa Mia. There are indoor planters, balls, snails and shells to add a dash of colour to your interiors. Frost resistant large outdoor planters in a glazed finish come in shades of jade and honey.

Also available are bowls to float flowers.

The Vietnam artefacts are on display at 27, Second Lane, Cenotaph Road.

Poetry competition

IN CONNECTION with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25), the International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC) is organising an all-India poetry competition.

Women above 16 years of age can enter the contest by submitting one original poem in English, 30 lines or fewer, on violence against women.

Last date for submission of entries by e-mail or post — pcvc2000@gmail.com or PCVC, c/o Genlite, 19, Mooker Nallamuthu Street, Chennai 600 001 — is December 10.

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