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April 1, 2014 > Glimpse of Beauty at NewPark Mall

Glimpse of Beauty at NewPark Mall

Submitted By Donald Wilson

Glimpse of Beauty, An Old Boat and Early Morning Shades are just a few feature paintings that will be on display by Prashanti Laxmi at NewPark MallÕs Cultural Corner during AprilÕs exhibit.

LaxmiÕs paintings are based on her photography. She practices plein air painting, landscape painting and figure drawing. Born in India, the artist incorporates a little flavor of that culture in her paintings. ÒI believe sky is the canvas and nature is the inspiration,Ó said Laxmi. ÒThere are no limits to expression.Ó To learn more about Prashanti Laxmi, visit:

On April 12, there will be a closing reception for Laxmi. During the reception, Laxmi will announce the winners of a Kid's Art Competition and an Adult Art Competition. The art contests are open to all schoolkids and adults. Judging will be held on April 3rd by Grace Rankin. Selected art pieces will be on display at the Cultural Corner from April 4 Ð 12.

Laxmi will be raffling one of her paintings during the reception. Tickets costs $5 each and proceeds will benefit the organization Art of Living, a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renown philanthropist and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (

The exhibit is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit The Cultural Corner, which opened in May 2011, provides exhibit space for the work of local artisans, including painters, sculptors, photographers and digital artists. For additional information, please call the management office at (510) 284-1600.

Art Exhibit at NewPark Mall
Apr 1 Ð 13 (exhibit hours)
11:00 a.m. Ð 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, Apr 12
3 p.m. Ð 5 p.m.
Cultural Corner (lower level near Sears)
NewPark Mall
2086 NewPark Mall, Newark

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