Thursday, March 27, 2014

Eyes Wide Open

Street Cricket watercolor by Meera Rao

I am excited that my painting Street Cricket was chosen for the Tidewater Artists Alliance Juried Exhibition "Eyes Wide Open" Portsmouth Art and Cultural center, Portsmouth VA.  The show was juried by Professor Brian Kreydatus of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and will be up till April 20th. The center also has an outdoor sculpture exhibition that is pretty neat too. 

On the topic of play, Here is a link for a really fun and fantastic TED talk on the importance/interactivity of play and creativity by Tim Brown. 

It is a happy talent to know how to play.
~Raplph Waldo Emerson~

14 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Hello Meera, congratulations and also thanks for sharing that TED talk on creativity, I really enjoyed it. I watch a lot of TED talks myself from ones that are three minutes long to longer ones like this one. They are almost always fascinating. Enjoy your day!

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Its holiday time... beautiful painting

thanks

thiliMy said...

So cool! Way to go!

padmaja said...

Congrats Meera, it is a stunning perspective and the viewer is made to be in that onlooker's position, the piece is full of action!

Meera Rao said...

Carol, thank you :)yes, I am a big fan of TED talks too !

Meera Rao said...

Thanks Krishna! I enjoyed painting it !

Meera Rao said...

Padmaja, Thank you! It was one of the pieces where things fell in piece -- tweaking the elements was the most fun!

Meera Rao said...

Thili, thank you !!! I remember your help with one of the reference photos :)

Katherine Thomas said...

I love that title for this piece. Street Cricket. Congratulations on the show! Yes, about the importance of play... I worry that our new generations don't even know what the word means anymore. Makes me want to go volunteer at a school, not to help kids with reading and math, but to play Kick-the-can, and Spud, and Ring Around the Rosy!

Introverted Art said...

Meera how exciting is that?? The piece surely deserves it. It is so amazing and I love all your art.

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Katherine :) I think it's not just kids who need to play though - I think we adults need to remember that too and that's where the joy in life, work, art radiates from:)

Meera Rao said...

@Introverted Art, thank you so much for your comment- you made my day :)

Lisa Graham Art said...

Congratulations Meera! I love this piece! I am reminded of a time my husband went to India for work. He was gone two weeks and seemed so far away. He had the chance to learn cricket and played many times while he was there. He loved it and wouldn't trade his time in India for anything.

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Lisa :) That is such a fun story you have -- may be one day you will get to visit India too -- you will love to sketch it I am sure :)

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