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Images of India: A Painting Exhibition

Washington, DC
May 01, 2000

A painting exhibition "Images of India" opens at the University Club in Washington, D.C. on May 4 as part of the celebrations of 50th anniversary of India as a Republic. The Exhibition displays twenty-five works of Neil Slaughter, Associate Professor of Art at Southampton College of Long Island University. The paintings are directly inspired by Mr. Slaughter's extensive travels in India as a Fulbright scholar, a journey which proved to be "an intense life changing experience". The social and cultural environment that he encountered in the country he calls "a painter's paradise" helped form a new perspective for the development of his art. As he says, "to explore India is to discover one's relationship with not only the natural, physically challenging environment, but also with an amazingly diverse and vastly different culture".