Historical Society of Phila Presents: Traditional Indian Art Demonstration

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

The Historical Society of Philadelphia

1300 Locust Street

Philadelphia, PA

The Historical Society of Philadelphia Presents:  A Traditional Indian Art Demonstration

Philadelphia and India have a rich history of trade and exchange since the 1700s. Join HSP for an artistic celebration of this connection. featuring:

Arun Pal, Potter:

Pal comes from a family of potters in a traditional potters’ village. His work has been showcased throughout India, and he has won a number of awards, including:

• Best India Potters Award from Ulsan International Onaggi Competition

• Best Terracotta Designer in India from the British Museum

• Indian National Award in pottery

He has also been commissioned to send 50,000 teacups to Korea for an Earthenware event.

and

Bina Dey, Embroiderer:

Dey trained at the Craft Council of West Bengal and has been creating Kantha embroidery for almost 20 years. Her work has been shown around the world, including:

• Delhi

• Mumbai

• Bangalore

• Santa Fe

She was the winner of the Indian National Award for her craft in 2014.

No admission fee and no registration required.  Open house will run from 4pm to 8pm. Artisans will be introduced at 6pm.  For more information, visit: http://hsp.org/calendar/traditional-indian-art-demonstration