HUB Galleries to host “Birth of the Painted World: Jivya Mashe and the Warli Tradition of India”

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Looking for a way to immerse yourself in cultures from around the world? If you are, take a little time to visit the Hub this month! The Hub Galleries are hosting the exhibit “Birth of the Painted World: Jivya Mashe and the Warli Tradition of India” until the middle of November.

“Birth of the Painted World” features paintings of the traditional art of the Warli Tribe in India. The Warli are a tribe of about 300,000 people who live in Maharashtra, India. The language they speak has no written form, and has utilized painted expression as a means of communication throughout history.

Completed between 1999 and 2012, the paintings are from the collections of Sanchi Gillett and Gallerie AK by Jivya Mashe, the master of traditional art of the tribe. Additionally, photographs of the Warli people are on display in the exhibit.

Jivya Mashe has created award winning paintings on paper and canvas that have been shown in prestigous galleries in Europe, Japan, Canada and India; But this exhibit is the first major retrospective of his work in the United States! This unique opportunity is definitely one you don’t want to miss.

Be sure to stop by the Hub and check out this incredible artwork! The exhibit is free and open to the public until November 19.

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