Shangri-La Art Gallery, Houston
in association with gallery g, Bangalore invites you to

An exhibition of paintings by M.F. Husain • S.H. Raza
Kishen Khanna • Badri Narayan • T. Vaikuntam • Laxma Goud
Paritosh Sen • Jogen Chowdhury • Suhas Roy • Prokash Karmakar
Buwa Shete • Radhika • Swaroop Biswas • Karunakaran
Bharti Prajapati • Om Swami • Nitin Nangare • Thotha Tharani
Mohammed Osman and others

Show Preview: April 23-24-25 10am - 6pm
Opening Reception: Friday April 25, 2008 , 6pm - 9pm
Prelude to Pratham Gala Taare Zameen Par, April 26 2008

10% of the proceeds from this exhibition to benefit Pratham
and its literacy programs in India

The exhibition continues on
Saturday 26th – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday 27th – 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Monday 28th thru Wednesday 30th – 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Among the painters in Indian Essence are those who have elevated Indian art
to its present eminence: M.F Husain, S.H. Raza and Bengal masters. The show
also features various others, such as the rising Southern stars.
The complete catalog along with artist information is on view at

PRATHAM is the largest non-profit organization working
in the area of education in India. Its mission is “Every child
in school and learning well”. Pratham’s programs focus on
pre-school and primary education. By providing children
with education, Pratham creates opportunities for them, their families and communities.
Seeded by UNICEF in 1994, Pratham began in the slums of Mumbai. Its direct programs
have benefited over 2 million children across 21 states in India. Its Read India campaign has benefited over 14 million children in 2007. Recognizing the contribution of Pratham, M.F. Husain donated a painting that was auctioned at Christie’s New York. Pratham has also been awarded grants by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Google.,

GALLERY G, BANGALORE: In its fifth year, Gallery G has curated India
Essence as their first USA initiative. They service the international Indian art
industry by sourcing and promoting art investment opportunities from the
work of the best and most promising Indian painters. They take pride in the
fact that the objectives they have set have been dramatically exceeded with
several of the artists promoted, having become significant stakeholdersthemselves, increasing the values of their paintings many times over.
Shangri-La Art Gallery, Houston is named after the setting of the James Hilton book Lost Horizon. Shangri-La is a mysterious, beautiful land where life is tranquil and ontemplative. In the stressful times we live in, art can enrich our lives, beautify our homes to enjoy with our families,
while knowing that it is appreciating in value. Shangri-La is proud to host a permanent
Indian art collection, and promotes local Houston artists.
10% of the proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to Pratham for literacy programs in India.

Directions: EZ Tag Building
Southbound on Beltway 8 West between Hammerly & Kempwood (North of I-10)

Contact: Arti Vir at Tel 713-933-1488