Anil Vangad will be on campus earlier in the day, displaying and demonstrating his work. Even if you cannot make the event from 12-1, please come by anytime between 11:00 and 1:30 to see Vangad's work and meet the artist.
The Warli art demonstration and conversation will be open to the public and we will try to have supplies out so that people can try their hand with the medium. If you are interested in bringing your class, incorporating a visit to see the work into your class as a required or optional assignment, or you have ideas about something you would like to see Anil do, please let me know. We are open to thinking creatively and he is so excited for this opportunity. There will also be samples of Anil's work available for purchase.
* Additional Opportunity to see Ragamala perform Sacred Earth: I am teaching a first year A & I seminar called "Imagining Home: Global Identities in Diaspora." We will be considering Anil's work in connection with how various communities imagine their homes as sacred landscapes and their relationship to them. I plan to take students to see Sacred Earth and if you are interested in bringing students, or in coming yourself, please let me know as soon as possible, so that we can arrange transportation and reserve tickets. More information about the events in the Sacred Earth festival can be found at: www.ragamala.net
I have attached a few pictures of Anil's work, and a description of Warli art, which he and Ragamala have developed. In addition, you can find his blog, with some images of his work and other images of the Warli community, at the link below: