India In America

May 13-May 31, 2006

Celebrate the richness that Indian immigrants have brought to America.
Listen to oral histories
Watch traditional Indian dance
Listen to classical Indian music
See the artwork of contemporary artists:
Lorna Rockey
Siddiqua Shahnawaz
and Shakun Maheshwari

Smell the scents and taste the food.
With pleasure, I will also be showing the online “flip-book” Visual Journal of India by Dorothy Simpson Krause.

Ragamala Music and Dance Theater has sent a DVD of their work. They are a company in which “old forms are used in new ways to honor the past, celebrate the present, and inspire the future.” I am thrilled to have their assitance.

This show was made possible with the input and assistance of the Minnesota Historical Society India Oral History Project and the India Association of Minnesota , and Perpich Center for Arts Education Library.

Many thanks are due to: Polly Sonifer, Jim Fogerty, Dilip Mallik, Ram Gada, Godan Nambudiripad, Bhairavi X. Mahant, Ranee Ramaswamy, Sandhya Danapuri, Sandhya Gupta, Jeanne Iverson and unnamed friends and neighbors who cooked, told people about the project and supported the idea.

Images of the exhibition

Images of the opening