September 7, 2012



'India Unveiled' exhibition Sept. 8

By Vibhavari Jani

"India Unveiled" is opening on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Manhattan Arts Center. This exhibition is designed to create awareness in the community about the diverse cultures, arts, architecture and design traditions of India. A reception will be from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday to celebrate the opening of the exhibit at the Manhattan Arts Center.

An Indian market will be available during the reception to give people an idea about the country's population density, spatial issues, colors, pattern, proportion, scale and many other design-related issues. The exhibition will include photographs of Indian architecture, people and culture, Indian furniture, paintings, artifacts and textiles. Various aspects of Indian culture will be available that people will be able to understand and participate in. Fun activities for the kids, adults and everyone in between wil be offered. This exhibition is designed to tantalize all your senses.

Vibha Jani, interior architecture and product design associate professor, is working with 14 graduate students to design and install this exhibition. Other faculty members also helped bring the exhibition to Manhattan. Parts of this exhibition have traveled around the country and abroad, and the photographs of Indian architecture were recently exhibited in Italy.