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11/21/2007

EAC physics instructor presents lecture on rangoli designs

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[Click Image to Enlarge] EAC physics instructor Madhuri Bapat will present a free lecture on the traditional Indian art form of rangoli at the Discovery Park Campus on November 29. Pictured is Bapat (center), Michelle Banuellas, and Jared Spivey during the rangoli class in last summer’s College for Kids program [EAC-Todd Haynie photo].
 

By Todd Haynie

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus in Safford will host a cultural lecture on the ancient Indian art form of rangoli. The free lecture will be presented by Dr. Madhuri Bapat, an EAC physics instructor and rangoli artist, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 29. Bapat teaches rangoli during EAC’s College for Kids program each summer and has recently self-published a book about rangoli designs.

An age-old custom of India, rangoli is one of the most popular arts among Indian women. The term comes from a Sanskrit word meaning a creative expression of art through the use of color. The art form is traditionally expressed by drawing images and motifs on the floor and walls of a home using different colored powders.

For more information about the lecture contact Bapat at 428-8205 or the Discovery Park Campus at 428-6260.

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