The Magic of Kala in Milton

Diksha Pal Narayan's Brainchild: Astonishing Audiences with Unparalleled Talent

The Magic of Kala in Milton

Once again, the South Asian Mommies in Milton have left us in awe with their exceptional display of artistic prowess. "Kala," a term signifying art or talent in Hindi, perfectly encapsulates the depth and richness of their creative expressions, offering a mesmerizing glimpse into the vibrant mosaic of South Asian culture.

In collaboration with Arts Milton and the FirstOntario Arts Centre, the South Asian Mommies of Milton have orchestrated a captivating exhibition that celebrates South Asian artistry. It provides a unique platform for these talented women to showcase their artistic skills and the cultural heritage and traditions that inspire their work.

The exhibition debuted on March 27th and will run until April 13th, 2024. It promises to enchant visitors with its diverse artworks. The grand opening was graced by esteemed guests, including the Mayor of Milton, Gord Krantz, Adam van Koeverden, the federal Member of Parliament for Milton, and former Councillor Rick Di Lorenzo, and MPP Parm Gill. Their presence added a touch of honor and recognition to the occasion, further emphasizing the exhibition's significance within the Milton community. Siddarth Nath, the Consulate General of India, has extended warm wishes to the South Asian women for their exceptional talents, skills, and creativity.

SAMM, a network fostering solidarity among resilient South Asian women, was founded by Diksha Pal Narayan. Out of 45 submissions received, the jury selected 31 artists, including five established names, to feature in the exhibition. In addition to the remarkable women, a few men from the South Asian community also took part in the event.

This year's showcase boasts an expanded roster of artists, with participation growing from 28 to 36 individuals. Alongside returning talents such as Aparna Rangknekar, Lakshmi Venkataraman, Nargis Naqvi, Poonam Sharma, and Zunaira Mufti, the exhibition welcomes new artists, each contributing their distinctive style and perspective to the exhibition, enriching the showcase with a diverse array of creative expressions.

This showcase celebrates the talent and creativity of these remarkable women and men and highlights the importance of cultural exchange and understanding within the Milton community. Diksha proudly acknowledges the abundance of talented artists in Milton. Congratulations to SAMM, Diksha Pal Narayan, and all the talented participants whose contributions have made this Milton art exhibition an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

For those planning to visit, gallery hours are as follows:
- Monday & Friday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Tuesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Sunday & Holidays: Closed

Situated within the Holcim Gallery at the FirstOntario Arts Centre at 1010 Main St E, Milton, ON L9T 6H7, this exhibition offers an immersive journey where visitors can admire the captivating beauty of South Asian artistry firsthand.