Ten-second takeaway

From snazzy blouses and modern sculpture to blazers and oil paintings, this exhibition-cum-sale celebrates women entrepreneurs.

Girl power

Not one to make a big deal about most things, the lovely lady at The Arts Village, Lakshmi Vijayendra has decided to celebrate Women’s Day a bit differently – by giving an encouraging nod to the feisty female entrepreneurs in the city. The culture and art centre will host six marvellous ladies, Latha Puttanna, Bharathi Mahendra, Dimpy Menon, Radhika Varma, Anu Nagappa and Susan Fernandes. And these ladies, in turn, will wow you with their arts and crafts.

Art décor

If you’re looking for a conversation starter in your living room, look no further than Bharathi Mahendra’s collection of furniture. Eponymously called Touch of Class, it really will do exactly that. Or pick up one of Dimpy Menon’s bronze statues that really bring life to sculpture. Known for works that capture a figure in motion {dancing, jumping and almost in the middle of acrobatics}, human emotion and relation is usually the underlying theme of her sculptures. Radhika Varma’s oil paintings too will be on offer to add drama and colour to your home. With Raja Ravi Varma’s legacy in her {she is after all his descendant}, you can rest assured you’ll find something to splurge on.

Doll up

From Latha Puttanna, under the banner Shrishti, expect classic sarees and blouses to make any fashionista swoon. Think unique colour combinations, prints and ethnic wear that will make you the belle of any ball. Through their chic label Astara, Anu Nagappa and Susan Fernandes will bring you unpretentious, flattering and feminine apparel. Launching their 2016 Summer Collection, you’ll find tunics in summer fabrics, cutesy printed dresses, flowy skirts and gorgeous but functional maxis.

So we’re thinking…

Armed with your credit card, we suggest you head here with your gal pals. And don’t feel guilty for indulging because part of the sales will be donated towards educating the girl child. And bring those men along too.

Where: The Arts Village, 57, St Marks Road

When: March 8-9, 10am-6pm

Contact: 080 2558279

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Check out their website here.

Featured image via: Astara

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