january, 2020

30jan7:30 pm9:30 pmIndia Night at ICON Gallery7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St

Event Details

India Night at ICON Gallery
Thu, Jan 30 | 7:30 PM

Alexandra Ulmer showing of digital photos from her 7th trip to India and a live performance by vocalist Mina Panda.
Fundraiser to benefit ICON Gallery.
$8 admission

My passion for India demands that I walk alone through the temple-lined streets of ancient towns and cities, totally immersing myself in the omnipresent holiness and transformational energy of these often sacred places, and then intensely capturing digital images and sacred mysteries to treasure and to share. On January 30, walk with me during my presentation!

Also, the one-week long Keralan cultural festival is dazzling beyond words; the mesmerizing Kathakali over-night performances being the most spectacular event. Very adept male dancers and musicians, who have trained since they were children, dazzle you with impeccable dance and drama based on such ancient epics as the Ramayana and The Mahabharata, in brilliant costumes dating back to the Shakespearian era. In addition, groups of outstanding Carnatic musicians (Carnatic is the classical music form of Southern India) are an exciting inspiration to contemporary western jazz musicians. And much more.

On the West Bengal island of Mayapur, Lord Chaitanya, who was said to be an incarnation of Vishnu, danced out of intensely passionate devotion for Lord Krishna. I attended the yearly celebration of his birth, which took place over 500 years ago. Breath-taking and beautiful architecture, close to the Ganges, is also a feature of this sacred town. — Alexandra

A Hindustani classical musician, Mina Panda did her Sangeet Visharad (graduation) from Mumbai Gandharva Music School. She is a certified music teacher from Mumbai IIT, and has many students. She has two CDs available: Prabhu Darshan (Hindi), and Sundar Jadunandana (meaning God is beautiful, in Oriya, her mother tongue). On Jan. 30, she will sing Raag Malkosh and one Bhajan.



(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


ICON Gallery

58 N. Main St