Art Shows




The Indo-American Arts Council’s 9th Annual Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian art of the Diaspora


IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2012    
Venue: Crossing Art Queens
Dates: March 17 - April 20, 2012 
136-17 39th Avenue (at Main Street) Ground Floor
Flushing, NY 11354 
Opening Reception: Saturday March 17, 2012 3-6 pm 

Venue: Bronx Charter School for the Arts
Dates: April 30-May 30, 2012
Location: 950 Longfellow Ave, Bronx, NY 10474
Phone:             718 893 1042      
Opening Reception: Tuesday May 1, 2012 

Venue: art6
August 8th, 2012.
Location: 6 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 
Phone: (804) 343-1406       
Gallery hours: Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment



Hidden River Arts: Mysteries, Visions, & Dreams

Opening Reception: Start: 10/30/2011 1:00 pm to 3.30 pm

Closing Reception: December 2nd, 7 pm to 9 pm

In honor of the season, Hidden River Arts Gallery & Salon presents "Mysteries, Visions and Dreams", featuring the works of visual artist Shobha Menon, along with artists Brendan Burke, Jed Williams, Dave Dick and Lyric Prince. Popular local thriller/sci-fi writer, Gregory Frost will be reading and signing copies of his books, Michael Camden will be reading from his recent collection of poetry, and Jacob Russell will read from his work-in-progress, "Songs from the Occupation ". Popular singer/songwriters, Rosa Diaz and Eric Twinghost will be performing.

This event is free and open to the public, Sunday, October 30, 1 to 3:30 p.m. The gallery is located in The Foremost Building, 525 S. 4th Street, Suite 255, Philadelphia, PA. 19147.

For more information please email

The visual art show runs from October 30 through December 2, 2011, with a closing reception 7 to 9 pm. Email for other viewing times and dates.




Opening Reception is TODAY: Friday, August 19, 6-8 pm


An interesting show with eclectic collection of artworks….


August 19 - September 23, 2011


a Curated Show by Insook Seol
Co-presented by Asian Arts Initiative


First Friday Reception & Artist Talk: Jeonghan Yun
Friday September 2, 6-8 pm
Gallery hours:Tuesday-Friday 12-6pm.


Gallery: Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Ph: 215-557-0455


Participating Artists: Logan Blanco, Eunice Choi, Alice K. Chung, Yong-Hae Han, Sueim Koo, Chunghee Lee, Jamie Moon, Shobha Menon, Rosa Kim Paik, Misook Park, Young S. Rho, Barbara A. Straussberg, Insook Seol, Jae Keun Suh, Hank Yoo, Jeonghan Yun, Chunhyang Yun


IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2011

August 18th, 6.30 to 8.30 pm, Opening Reception at Aicon Gallery, New York, for this year’s IAAC- Erasing Borders Exhibition.

Aicon Gallery
Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones St, NYC, New York
Exhibition dates: August 16-September 3, 2011
Opening Reception: August 18th, 6:30-8:30 pm.


Description of Exhibition: 
The Indo-American Arts Council’s 8th Annual Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian art of the Diaspora features work by 43 artists whose origins can be traced to the Indian subcontinent. This group of multinational and intergenerational artists, chosen by Vijay Kumar, reflects a broad range of life experiences and aesthetic values. The artists interpret diverse subject matter—figurative, abstract and conceptual—in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, sculpture and installation. The resulting works often meld Indian and Western ideas about color, form and subject.

Twenty million people of Indian origin shifted countries in the 20th and 21st centuries. Implicit in the term Diaspora are the concepts of change and adaptation. Cultural dislocation can produce unexpected and powerful results. Subject matter is often drawn from the country of origin, while many of the artistic decisions and political concerns come from the artists’ newfound situations. Artists of the South Asian Diaspora are working to make themselves heard in an art world that is at once more competitive and more receptive to non-Western art than ever before. This exhibition seeks to transcend the borders that confine and control preconceived definitions of Indian and Western art.

The exhibition features work by Fasihu Ahsan, Mohammed Bari, Samanta Batra Mehta, Fareen Butt, Amita Chatterjee, Sonia Chaudhary, Nandini Chirimar, Neil Chowdhury, Uday K Dhar, Reet Das, Delna Dastur, Anjali Deshmukh, Anujan Ezhikode, Aaliyah Gupta, Mansoora Hassan, Mumtaz Hussain, Tehniyet Hussain, Samina Iqbal, Nidhi Jalan, Sunita Jariwala-Gajjar, Reeta Gidwani - Karmarkar, Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Aamir Khan Tarin , Srinivas Krishna, Shaurya Kumar , Shobha Menon, Rahul Mitra, Indrani Nayar-Gall, Kuzana Ogg, Avani Patel, Minna Philips, Antonio Puri, Talha Rathore, Rasika Reddy, Sangeeta Reddy, Pinku Roy-Bari, Tara Sabharwal, Satyakam Saha, Pallavi Sharma, Sara Suleman , Roshani Thakore , MD Tokon, Prince Varughese Thomas.
The renowned Indian artist Natvar Bhavsar will be included as the guest artist to the exhibition.

Curators Bio:

Vijay Kumar has curated all the annual Erasing Borders exhibitions bar one. Vijay studied art at Triveni Kala Sangam in New Delhi, and at Pratt Graphics Center in NYC. He has showcased his drawings, prints and paintings in the U.S. and abroad. Vijay has worked extensively in printmaking techniques and currently teaches etching at Manhattan Graphics Center in NYC, where he was a founding member. His work is featured in many permanent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the New York Public Library (all in NYC), the William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs, Connecticut, the National Gallery of Art in New Delhi, and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, UK. In 2002, his work received the highest prize in an exhibition of prints by the Royal Society or Painters and Printmakers in London.


Behind the Fence… Solo Show

MCGOPA presents

BEYOND THE FENCE... Solo show by Shobha Menon

Exhibition Date: 26th July - 4th August, 2011

Reception with the artist: Saturday, July 30, 5-7 PM


Venue: SPP Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer Building

Rte. 23 W. between Rts. 202 & 320, Conshohocken, PA 19428


Check MCGOPA website for directions.

Gallery phone # +1 610 292 6048

Artist’s phone# +1 484 995 3970

Contact Info: Gallery Director, Maria 610-803-3248


Artist’s Web:



MCGOPA is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization