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Aftermath - Tsunami Series Project    
     
“Visions of a world destroyed and reborn.”    
     

Aftermath was a solo exhibition of paintings and poems by Chetana Thornton painted during and after the tsunami in India, as a volunteer in the MA charitable trust.

“These paintings express the deep realization of impermanence and spiritual transformation that can occur amidst tragedy, everything is seen to be nothing but a dream.”

Aftermath is an immediate and spontaneous collection responding to the miracle of renewal and restoration that followed, a journey shared working with orphaned children, survivors and the metamorphosed landscape.”

This immediate and spontaneous collection captures the emotional and psychological response to the disaster and the spiritual transformation that followed.

Proceeds of the solo exhibition shown at Arthouse gallery 2005 and exhibited privately go to the Tsunami fund, MA charitable trust in support of India and Sri Lanka, see www.amritapuri.org

A book of paintings and poetry is also available to order.

10% of all solo exhibitions and paintings sold via the internet will be donated to the MA mission trust (www.ammachi.org).

     
The Phoenix Project    
     

Chetana’s art studio is located in a disused fire station, soon to be transformed into the Phoenix Centre of Lewes, where she is instigating and exhibiting in a vast gallery exhibition space to launch the cultural heart of Lewes in Sussex. The art centre will facilitate various community projects and environmental arts schemes. The exhibition is open to the public from February 2006.

   
     
     

Chetana's next open studio live painting exhibition will be open to the public from April 28th until May 7th 11-7pm, for full details and a press release please refer to the arts section of April's Insight and City magazine Brighton, or call 07877 972 311.

The exhibition takes place in her studio located in the Phoenix Centre, 32 North St. adjacent to Market Lane garage in Lewes' industrial estate.