Thursday, May 4, 2017
TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Ballroom
EVENT TYPE: Art Exhibition Reception
Please join the Visual Arts and Museum Affairs Committee for the opening reception for our latest exhibition “Floral Portraits” by artist Sharmila Kapur.
Sharmila Kapur was born in India and moved to the United States in her early twenties. As a child she enjoyed drawing and painting immensely, but did not get the opportunity to attend art school. Instead, she studied psychology. After completing her masters degree from Columbia University, New York, she worked for several years in the US private sector and an international development organization. During these years, Sharmila retained her passion for art and dreamt of becoming an artist one day. Today, she lives her dream, having graduated from the Master Artists Program at The Compass Atelier, Maryland and works as an artist in Washington D.C. Sharmila has lived in New Delhi, New York, Sydney and Singapore and continues to travel extensively, drawing inspiration for her art from people and places.
Sharmila Kapur’s exhibition at the WNDC focuses on flowers. Bold and simple, white or colorful, Sharmila’s flowers represent life’s transience. Her paintings attempt to capture the joy of color and light as represented in the lines and curves of petals. For Sharmila, each flower is a character with its own unique story.
The exhibition opens on April 27, 2017, and will be on display until September 5, 2017.
PRICE: The event is free, but registration is recommended.