Sulalita - The Path through Art was envisioned by Anand Behere and Gayatri Sovani Behere. Their passion towards art compelled them to take a step towards setting up a space of their own which would facilitate all forms of art celebrations.
Anand Behere, an IT professional worked in an India based MNC for 25 years in various capacities. His childhood interest in painting became his passion when he joined an art class along with his 8 years old daughter.
Gayatri, hails from a musical family from Miraj - the Musical capital of Maharashtra. She is a trained Hindustani Classical Singer, who initiated her learning from her mother at a very young age. Later after getting married and moving to Bangalore she pursued her learning further under the guidance of Pt. Shri. Nandakumar Kurudi.
Anand and Gayatri's association with Abhinava Dance Company led them to conceptualize the idea of setting up their own art space. Smt Nirupama and Shri Rajendra, Artistic Directors of Abhinava Dance Company have been the source of inspiration, energy and support for Sulalita, from the start. Their support throughout this journey has been and continues to be invaluable.
There are various paths that one can take to reach the ultimatum, such as Bhakti Marga , Karma Marga and so on. One such very joyful path is the "Kalaa Marga" or the "Path through Art".
The word Sulalita - indicates something that goes very seamless and without any obstacles. It also has the name of Goddess Lalita who is the incarnation of Parvati. The word Lalita also indicates Lalita Kala or different forms of art. The name Sulalita was suggested by Shataavadhani Dr R Ganesh.
The decor of the studio was done inhouse by Anand, Gayatri and their daughter Saanchi and took about 10 months of thoughtful and creative effort.
It starts with the harp of Ghughroos, the painted pots, the small water body thoughtfully created to give a feel of peace as one climbs the stairs halfway to Sulalita. The wall of leaves has about 3500 leaves, each one cut on foam and hand-painted. The mural near the entrance is a carving on foam with LED lights inside. The chimes made out of waste water pipes and the curtain of wooden beads add to the richness of the entrance.
The inside wall is adorned by acrylic on canvas painting which is 10 feet high and 12 feet wide. The side walls are made with painted and woven strips of canvas. The Ganesh painting and Lalita Devi paintings add sanctity to the place. The entire studio is covered with 50 wall size curtains with golden border and block printed motif.
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