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EAC physics instructor presents lecture on rangoli designs

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11/21/2007

EAC physics instructor presents lecture on rangoli designs

By Todd Haynie

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus in Safford will host a cultural lecture on the ancient Indian art form of rangoli. The free lecture will be presented by Dr. Madhuri Bapat, an EAC physics instructor and rangoli artist, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 29. Bapat teaches rangoli during EAC’s College for Kids program each summer and has recently self-published a book about rangoli designs.

An age-old custom of India, rangoli is one of the most popular arts among Indian women. The term comes from a Sanskrit word meaning a creative expression of art through the use of color. The art form is traditionally expressed by drawing images and motifs on the floor and walls of a home using different colored powders.

For more information about the lecture contact Bapat at 428-8205 or the Discovery Park Campus at 428-6260.

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