for ISKCON News on July 18, 2012
Temple President Radhadesh Hrday Caitanya Das, Her Excellency Ismat Jahan Ambassador of Bangladesh, Bharati Dayal Showcased Artist, Mrs. Pooja Kapur Representative of the Indian Embassy, Son of Mrs. Kapur
MOSA Director Mahaprabhu Das
Indian art is making its way into the Belgian landscape through the petite yet wholesome gallery of the Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) located in Radhadesh, in Durbuy Belgium.
The first weekend of June marked a new beginning for MOSA as a second gallery opened for the public. Residents and art connoisseurs alike enjoyed the visit to sacred India for the two-day event in the rolling hills of the Ardennes. Although the event was specifically catered for the surrounding French speaking neighbors, but guests from all over Belgium and Holland found their way to the open house event.
The focal artist was Bharti Dayal who came from India just for the opening event. Her work delicately captures the love story of the Divinity Radha and Krishna in unique and remarkable way. Bharti’s style carves the hearts of those who see her beautiful renditions of the pastimes of the Lord of Vrindavan and His consort.
Artisit Dayal, present with her husband, made demonstrations of her talent to the delight of a group of school children and other guests. She explained to them that the work she does “can never be wrong” as Krishna Himself, the subject of her art, was in control of her work rather than herself.
There were also delectable foodstuffs for all the guests with lunch in the Govinda’s restaurant and a served dinner in the tent behind the castle.
Along with the variety of devotional art in the galleries there was also entertainment. The evening performances included an Indian inspired band Chrysalide from Belgium. The Samadhi Dancers, a modern dance group from Holland, and the Indian classical singing of Mrs. Banishree Falisse from Belgium. Together the artists made an impression of an authentic Indian artistic experience.