[PhotoSparks] From polymer engineering to art curation: meet Varsha Munot, Renaissance Art StudioMadanmohan Rao
PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation. In this photo essay, we feature some of the art work from the Shringar exhibition at Renaissance Art Studio in Pune!
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Varsha Munot studied polymer engineering in Pune, but moved on to become an art curator. “Art is my calling. But I still do some work on polymer products; my husband runs an auto parts company,” she said in an interview.
Varsha founded Renaissance Art Studio in the leafy lanes near Abhimanshree Society, and curates exhibitions on ceramics and paintings. The theme this month is Shringar, and the art works reflect the themes of the rasa (flavour) of love and beauty. Participating artists from Pune, Kolkata and Delhi include Arpitha Reddy, Arpita Kolhatkar, Varsha Kharatmal, Sukanta Das and Saumya Bandyopadhyay.
“We must realise that beauty is not only all around but also within us. Beauty comes from devotion as well as decoration,” says Varsha. Other artistic themes for the months ahead at Renaissance Studio include ceramics and pottery.
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