Stories on Arts & Design
White Umbrella is a stop motion animation story of a poverty-stricken family that changes its situation through an entrepreneurial endeavor. "Work is worship," the family discovers, as effort and savings pay dividends for their future. All the characters and sets in this film is prepared using waste or junk materials like papers , plastic, wire, cloths, pieces of wood, empty boxes, wrapping papers etc.
This film describes democracy as a black colour and black is a POWER OF NATION.
Anup's video "Democracy is Black" was selected the winner among 2,200 participants from 89 countries around the world. The 1minutes 30 second video explains the meaning of democracy.
Anup has defined democracy by using four colors to represent unity, freedom, peace and love. When the four colors are mixed together the resulting color, black, is what Anup thinks, is democracy.
A three-week exhibition of art, craft and multimedia with the title of “Nepal Show 2017” has been open for public. The exhibition will support the artist from Nepal who are affected by the earthquake.
Chairman of Rotary Foundation Paul Lucas, President of Art Council Fort Worth, Karen Wiley, Director of Story Cycle USA Ram Pokhrel and Curator/Founder Story Cycle Saurav Dhakal Jointly inaugurate the Nepal Show 2017 : Opening at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX.
Chairman of Rotary Foundation Paul Lucas said “It's very impressive work to promote traditional knowledge and save skillset to rebuilding process, this show definitely encourage artiest for their work”
President of Art Council Fort Worth Karen Wiley said “ I am delighted with the artistic work done by Nepali artist in a very creative way. Storytelling through art is universal language and it is the best way to share to the world”
StoryCycle in association with Fort Worth Community Arts Center (http://www.fwcac.com) and Crafted in Kathmandu organise , a three-week exhibition of art, craft and multimedia that will run from from April 07 - April 26. Beside sunday it will be open from 9 am to 5 pm whole day.
Curator of the show, Saurav Dhakal, said, “We are trying to promote storytelling using arts, crafts and multimedia and this is first experiment for us to showcase such multiple approach for storytelling. This show will help to promote artists and also promote Nepal’s positive image in the world.”
Nepal is a country with rich tradition of crafts, both secular and religious. Men and women create these crafts like their forefathers have done for centuries. They continue to exhibit a high level of skill passed on from one generation to another. They still use primitive tools and work in very rudimentary settings, yet the results are exquisite. Little is known of these people and the workshops and studios where they create these arts and crafts.
Nepal is undergoing significant development in social, economic and environmental fields and as a result these crafts are at risk of dying out. Young people who are instrumental in bringing about these changes aspire to the values of the developed nations and they no longer want to follow in the footsteps of their forefathers as crafts practitioners. For this reason, the time to record the life and work of this unique group of people is running out. It is thus important to raise awareness about the work of these people and record it on time.
The exhibition project will be on show in the United States from April 07 - April 26, 2017. We will present the life and work of these people through photographs, written documentation, videos and physical objects. The presentation will provide a holistic view of the fine arts and crafts as they are at this point.
Art : Show have a collection of artworks from our Everest StoryCamp that was led by artist RK Thapa (http://storycycle.com/everest ). Recently, we conducted Dumja Art Camp with a team of young artists led by Surem Deshar , which will be showcased at the show. We have a few collection of traditional Thanka paintings by Tasi Lama and Juni Lama.
Craft : Show have a collection of crafts with the theme ‘When Heritage falls, Artists Rise’ from the team of Crafted in Kathmandu (http://craftedinkathmandu.com.np) and a few collection of crafts made at the Early Childhood Development Center.
Photograph : collected a number of photo stories from the StoryCamps and Build Camps. There are selected pictures from these camps. Major Pictures are from Lamjung Areas by Nabin Baral
Cover Story : This is the new and interesting section where our storyteller Saurav Dhakal will share the story of 6 personalities Apa Sherpa, Anil Chitrakar, Mahabir Pun, Bir Bahadur Ghale , Pusha Basnet and Pushkar Sah.
Kids Art : We are showcasing and launching the art/painting prepared by Shreeya Pokhrel and Rawdeep Pokhrel titled Colorful Brain
StoryCycle based in USA and Nepal (a storytelling platform that encourages people from grassroots to tell their stories and bring change in society) organised a series of events in the USA. We organised “Apa Sherpa and Stories from Everest” in California in February 2015 and “Stories from Epicenter and Beyond” in Washington DC in October 2015
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street | Fort Worth TX 76107
338 Samudayeek Marga, Tinkune, Kathmandu,
808 Deckett Drive, Euless, Texas 76039