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"Narrative Geometry: The Art of Warli" @ Heritage Hall/HCSCC

  • Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County - Heritage Hall 202 First Avenue North Moorhead, MN 56560 USA (map)
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Event Phone Number: (218) 299-5511, ext. 6738

We recently opened our exhibition of Warli art, a folk painting style native to India that frequently portrays traditional daily life and special occasions, ranging from farming and gardening to marriages and feasts. The art of drawing animals and people in the Warli style is fairly simple, using geometric designs to compose the main body of the subjects, whether animal or human. However, when these designs are put together, especially in spirals and concentric circles and undulating lines, the effect takes a complex and narrative form.

Narrative Geometry was designed by The North Dakota Council on the Arts for its Art for Life Program, which seeks to improve the emotional and physical well-being of elders through art and artist interaction. Each piece in Narrative Geometry was created by Vaishali Mohite, a former Fargo resident and HCSCC collaborator.