Exhibition of Original Artworks
The visual arts portion of the Rasa Festival will include demonstrations and exhibits at Riverside Arts Center Gallery in Ypsilanti, Cafe Verde in Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor Public Library. The exhibitions will focus on the Navarasa or Nine Rasas, sometimes translated as the nine moods. The nine moods included Shringara (love/beauty), Hasya (laughter), Karuna (sorrow), Raudra (anger), Veera ( heroism/courage), Bhayanaka (terror/fear), Bibhatsya (disgust), Adbutha (surprise/wonder), and Shantha (peace or tranquility). The exhibitions,curated by Christina Burch, include a variety of local and international artists working in a variety of media who have all been touched by India in some way.