I was excited to attend the VIP opening to “SUTRA” this past weekend by Artist/Photographer Yatin. After viewing the video promoting "SUTRA," weeks earlier, I thought I had a good idea of what to expect -- the video was good but nothing compared to seeing the stunning life-sized prints of his photography in person; each depicting the real milieu of present day urban India as seen through Yatin's camera lens.
I've read that Sutra borrows its name from the ancient Sanskrit “SUTRA”, translated as “a thread or line that holds elements together.” The friendly folks that work with Yatin explained that each print is produced using custom inks and printed on large pieces of handmade, Japanese kozo paper - a process that ensures each print is an exclusive.
Here's the video that turned me on to this exhibit:
There's still time to see the exhibit at the Arcade Building (120 N. Orange Ave.) in Downtown Orlando. Here's a list of the remaining charity events and dates for "SUTRA" in September:
22nd : Give Kids the World (6-9PM) - A non-profit resort that creates magical memories for children with life threatening illnesses and their families.
23rd : The Kerosene Lamp Foundation (5:30- 8:30PM)- Kerosene Lamp Foundation was founded by NBA veteran player Adonal Foyle to empower youth to grow into healthy and well-educated adults.
24th : Aids Awareness & Prevention (7-10PM) - AAP is a foundation in Orlando which collaborates with GAP (in India) to raise awareness and prevention, as well as create a climate of understanding towards all those who are affected by HIV and AIDS. More specifically, Yatin’s daughter Aemy Patel volunteers her time in the summer at GAP camps, helping children born with HIV/AIDS.
25th : Recolon Jumpp Foundation (5:30-8PM)- A foundation created for little 2 year old Recolon Jumpp, who soon will be facing a bone marrow transplant in which his family will be incurring exorbitant medical bills.
26th : March of Dimes (6-9pm) - Fields Auto Group hosts, benefiting March of Dimes
27th : The ANNIKA Foundation (6-9 pm)- The ANNIKA Foundation teaches children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition, and offers aspiring junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams.
28th : Robert Hartley Scholarship (6-9 pm)- A scholarship of $50,000 is given to a Rollins College Student each year in the honor of the late Robert Hartley.
29th : Florida Hospital for Children (6-9pm)-Mark Moore and Michael Ward (FHFC Board of Directors) host, benefiting Florida Hospital for Children.
30th : University Club Foundation (6-9pm) - Yatin Patel hosts, benefiting the University Club Foundation which contributes funds to five local institutions: Seminole State College, Valencia Community College, University of Central Florida, Hamilton Holt.