Diwali Celebration December 2 ~Pelham~
this colorful and festive event with a free ancient Indian classical dance performance, traditional hands-on art workshops and receive Mehendi henna body art from artist Manjula Kandaswamy. Dancer Liza Joseph will present Mohiniyattam dance from the state of Kerala, India. She will also teach a few of the simple hand gestures and footwork from the dance so the audience can join in.
Running throughout the event will be two hands-on art workshops led by Anki King and Becky Mills. One workshop will invite painting based on Indian traditional Gond works; the Gond people have a belief that viewing a good image begets good luck. In the other workshop, participants will be able to design their own stamps. The United States Postal Service has honored Diwali with a stamp, so let us make our own celebratory stamps!
Location: Pelham Art Center, Pelham