Monday, November 16, 2020

IGNITE-from within the confines- A Thank You Note!

IGNITE-from within the confines- has wrapped up! It is of course the beginning of something new in due course.

This was one of my pet projects - I had a dream that I had envisioned for quite some time, finally found the courage to pursue, conceptualize, plan and organize... everything from scratch. That dream found light when the artists and the poets to whom I reached out were on board to be part of IGNITE-from within the confines- I received a couple of enquiries asking who my patrons are. I have none, I had no other backup other than the determined hold of my daughter, Anoushka who is also my Video Editor, and we persevered. It all feels so surreal!!

 


Thank you Ahlam, Anindita, Devan Sir, German, Lauren, Liz, Yamini, Ardra, Ellora, Gitanjali, Joseph, Minichechi, Namratha, Radhakka and Sonia for becoming the integral part of IGNITE-from within the confines- and entrusting me with your works. Thanks to Rubyji, our Inaugural guest.

I thank Vibhin P C (@vibhin_pc) for doing an awesome job designing the invites, poster, profile pictures, and all the thumbnails and the Finale video. Above all, the Signature Intro Clip of IGNITE that everyone recognizes now! 

I thank Anoushka Sunil (@v1ntagefilm) for the wonderful teasers, Art & Poem videos and Introduction edits. She understands my vision and concept to its essence!

I thank the media – The Hindu, Mathrubhumi, Malayala Manorama, The New Indian Express, Gulf Mathrubhumi, Khaleej Times and RJ Roshni of Club FM 104.8 for featuring IGNITE.

I thank Sonia, Namratha and Ellora for helping me spread the word on online platforms. I thank the online platforms - Women’s Web, Sharing Stories, KEEKLI an Ode to Innocence, and Meera Bharath of Letsmakestories. Bloggers Chinmayee Sahu, Meenal Sonal, our very own Ira (Ellora), Sonia and Joseph.

As they say last but not the least; I thank each one of you who followed our journey all along. Without your love, support and encouragement we would not have achieved what we did. Thanks for being there!


You can still catch up, our links are still available:

Official blog: https://ignitefromwithintheconfines.blogspot.com/

You can visit all the artist and poet profiles on the above mentioned blog.


Official Instagram: @ignite.fwtc.2020

Teasers and glimpses can be found on the Instagram.


YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClJQhklsmPqHkaU6FmMmhEA?view_as=subscriber

All the videos - Introductions of Artists, Poets, teasers. Art & Poem segment and All art videos can be found on the channel.


8 Artists - 40 Artworks
video by Vibhin P C

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

IGNITE-from within the confines- The Opening, The Artists-Poets and The Links

IGNITE-from within the confines- opened on 4th with a YouTube Premiere at 4 pm UAE time. It is conceptualized and curated by me. As mentioned there are 8 artists and 8 poets. You can find more details about the exhibition in our official blog by the same name as the title of the show. BLOG HERE.

The inaugural address was by Ruby Jagrut, visual artist and writer/ Founder- Trustee of Abir India that supports, promotes and mentors young and emerging artists. She also heads 'First Take' an annual show for the same cause.


The artists include Ahlam Abbas (Beirut, Lebanon), Anindita Chakraborty (Hyderabad, India), Deepa Gopal (currently in Dubai, from Kerala), Devan Madangarly (Kerala, India), German Fernandez (currently in Dubai, from Peru), Lauren Rudolph (New York, USA), Liz Ramos-Prado (currently in London, from Peru) and Yamini Mohan (currently in Dubai, from Kerala).

The poets include Ardra Manasi (currently in Manhattan, USA, from Kerala), Ellora Mishra (currently in Hague, from Bhubaneswar), Gitanjali Kolanad (Toronto, Canada), Joseph Schreiber (Calgary, Canada), Mini S Menon (Kerala, India), Namratha Varadharajan (Bangalore, India), Radha Gomaty (Kerala, India), Sonia Dogra (Delhi, India).

You can find all the Introduction videos of artists and poets on my channel. YOUTUBE HERE.

Our Art & Poem started yesterday. That can also be found on the channel.

INSTAGRAM: @ignite.fwtc.2020

Please check it out, we have 6 more days to go. We are on until 12 Nov 2020. I am sure you will find it interesting. Do leave your comments, thoughts and feedback there.




The exhibition found some good coverage from The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Manorama, Mathrubhumi, Women's Web, Sharing Stories and the like. Grateful for such wonderful coverage! You can check the FEATURED page on the blog to have a look.


Art & Poem segment:
check more from this segment on the channel.


Art & Poem
Vision and Concept: Deepa Gopal
Video Edit: Anoushka Sunil
Intro clip & thumbnail: Vibhin P C


Curator's Address and Introduction
Video Edit: Anoushka Sunil
Intro clip & thumbnail: Vibhin P C



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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Artists & Poets - "IGNITE-from within the confines-" Our First Eight

 “To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim.” ― Oscar Wilde

That said, on the contrary, here I need to reveal them for you my dear friends…

Here's the first set of Artists and Poets:


Read more about it and get to know the artists and poets by following this link:

"IGNITE-from within the confines-"

Also follow us on Instagram - @ignite.fwtc.2020


The exhibition I am curating is about to start, do stay tuned for updates. I hope that it will ignite every one from within the confines just as it did to us.




Friday, October 23, 2020

"IGNITE-from within the confines-" Online Exhibition of Art & Poetry

Love paintings? Love poems? Love both? Then there’s something beautiful coming your way from “US,” diverse and unique voices your way.

Here's an announcement:


"IGNITE-from within the confines-" Invite


“IGNITE-from within the confines-“is a collaboration of 8 artists and 8 poets carefully curated by visual artist-art blogger, Deepa Gopal, currently residing in Dubai who is from Kerala, India. The exhibition brings together art and poetry from different parts of the world in the form of videos with introductions, art, poem recitals and texts through blog, Instagram, YouTube and personal social media handles. 

The artists include Ahlam Abbas (Beirut, Lebanon), Anindita Chakraborty (Hyderabad, India), Deepa Gopal (currently in Dubai, from Kerala), Devan Madangarly (Kerala, India), German Fernandez (currently in Dubai, from Peru), Lauren Rudolph (New York, USA), Liz Ramos-Prado (currently in London, from Peru) and Yamini Mohan (currently in Dubai, from Kerala).

The poets include Ardra Manasi (currently in Manhattan, USA, from Kerala), Ellora Mishra (currently in Hague, from Bhuvaneshwar), Gitanjali Kolanad (Toronto, Canada), Joseph Schreiber (Calgary, Canada), Mini S Menon (Kerala, India), Namratha Varadharajan (Bangalore, India), Radha Gomaty (Kerala, India), Sonia Dogra (Delhi, India).

The date will be announced soon. Do join us in our creative journey by following us on social media and by following and subscribing to our accounts.


“…the airbrush and acrylics, a haiku and rhymes

is art, they asked, even worth a single dime…

well…when ruthlessly the mighty oaks, one day fall

a poem silently IGNITEs from within the confines.”

-Sonia Dogra



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