Weekend Showcase: NHCC’s “Eye on India”
A new photographic art exhibit is open at the North Hennepin Fine Arts Gallery. Artist and NHCC graduate Shakun Meheshwari captured the beauty and antiquity of her home country of India. “Eye on India” is on display in the Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery through January 31.
NHCC Graduate Displays Art
Shakun Meheshwari studied graphic design and is a graduate from North Hennepin Community College. She prepared an art exhibit that will introduce visitors to her home country of India.
“This show happens to be a collection of photographs done over the years and she’s narrowed it down to just photographs of India,” says Will Agar, a photographer and art instructor at NHCC. “So, it’s my Eye on India.”
Shakun was going to be back in her home country of India during the show. But, she teamed up with Laura Sargent, also an NHCC alum, to make a video. In it, she introduces herself to visitors and expounds on her photography.
“I just love processing the black and white film. I can spend hours and hours in the darkroom, but now the computer is my darkroom,” said Meheshwari on the video.
About “Eye on India”
The show is a tribute to Meheshwari’s home country. She captures everyday life and the beauty of the community too.
“We’re looking a lot of different stuff: the people, the old and young from India, the people you might see meet in the streets,” says Agar. “We see a lot of antiquity. And then we see images that relate to just everyday common events.”
The photos capture people cooking and even bringing the animals through the streets.
The show is aptly titled “Eye on India.” It is through Shakun’s lens that we get a snapshot of India’s beautiful terrain, ancient architecture, and the daily life of its people. Eye on India is on display in the Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery through January 31st.