The exhibition in via Babuino was a very happy event, with a fine turn out of people. Samagra and I were glad to share our love of INDIA with so many people. My very special thanks go to Pam who organized everything so splendidly.

Interior & Exterior: two faces of India Paintings by Irma Kennaway e Samagra   Mycupoftea|Creativespace From the 28th of November to the 5th of December  
On the 28th of November the creative space My Cup of Tea will present the exhibition Interior & Exterior: two faces of India. The exhibition unites two women artists, Irma Kennaway and Samagra, in a special event thanks to the support of Pamela Clark Spinelli. The idea of the exibition came from Pamela, during her last trip to Goa, where she met the artists and was fascinated by their work. Pamela believes that their works, although different in their conception, bring together with skill and intensity a double vision of India, a vision that represents the diversity of India as seen from the interior and the exterior.  

Irma Kennaway (1968) is a young artist who started working in London, after graduating in Fashion and Textile Design at Central St. Martins School of Art and Design. Her move to Paris brought her into the world of fashion by painting her handmade designs on textiles. Irma then continued her studies of art in Florence and she’s currently working and living in Brunate, Como. Irma’s work fascinates the viewer in the way she uses bright colors and forms to compose figurative portraits of Indians and their daily life. The figures that populate her canvases remind us of travel diaries and drawings. As in a sacred rite, it seems the artist paints to memorize and not forget the beauties she’s seen.

Anna Maria Colucci (1938), in art Samagra, entered the art scene in Rome at the end of the sixties as a conceptual artist. In the city, she met and frequented many of the artists from the school of Piazza del Popolo. In 1976, she was one of the ten women founders of the Cooperative di Via Beato Angelico n. 18. It was a special place made for “women who were moving forces in the art scene”. In her Zen paintings, Samagra inspired by meditation and yoga uses her canvases to translate her emotions, sensations, and visions of what a spiritual India communicates to her during her months in India. Synthesized in flash of light, these visions come forth with vital energy and for the artist are symbols of the art of healing.  

The exhibition, organized by Aria Spinelli and Sara Miele, will present canvases and works on paper by Irma Kennaway and Samagra. Thanks to the different but profound interpretations of the artists, the intention of the exhibition is to create an intense experience of India.  

The show will take place at My Cup of Tea, a space dedicated to creativity in the center of Rome.   The artists have decided to donate part of the sale to Save the Children, the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need.