The Art of Travel: India as a Personal Journey with Irene Shaland

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Title of Program: The Art of Travel: India as a Personal Journey with Irene Shaland
Special Feature: Sampling of Indian cuisine provided by Taste of Kerala
Date of Program: Saturday, February 16, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Location of Program: Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
Cost of Presentation: Free
Cost of Tasting: $10 per person


As part of the ART BITES series of programming, the AAWR is proud to present The Art of Travel: India as a Personal Journey with Irene Shaland, featuring a sampling of Indian cuisine provided by Taste of Kerala. The event will be held on Saturday, February 16th, 1:00 – 3:00pm.

This illustrated lecture will last approximately 45 minutes with a question and answer period to follow. Shortly after 2pm, the tasting menu will be served buffet style in the main gallery- please register HERE to attend tasting!

Join internationally published art and travel writer Irene Shaland, as she invites you to “grow into India.” Crisscross with Irene the subcontinent of India, the country unique among the world civilizations with its seven thousand years of uninterrupted traditions. Discover – like “peeling an onion,” layer after layer – India’s most refined beauty and its deepest spirituality. Travel through historic periods, cultural traditions, artistic and architectural styles, stopping in Deli, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Ellora and Ajanta caves, Cochin, and finally - Mumbai. Along the way, Irene will share her own personal journey of discovery.

Following the presentation, a sampling of India cuisine will be provided by Taste of Kerala. The menu will include a cauliflower korma, mixed vegetable avial, rice, naan and sambar (a lentil curry). The lecture is free and open to the public however, the tasting is $10 and requires advance registration. Reservations can be made here on EVENTBRITE, or by calling our offices, 216.721.9020.

About the Presenter: Irene Shaland is an internationally-published art and travel writer, educator, and lecturer. She is the author of multiple books, including her most recent, The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories: Seeking Jewish Narrative All Over the World, as well as numerous magazine articles published in the U.S., Canada, Kenya, and the U.K. Her lectures on cultural travel are enthusiastically received by audiences in museums, libraries, synagogues, and theaters throughout the country. Irene and her husband, travel photographer Alex Shaland, reside in Lyndhurst, Ohio.

About Taste of Kerala: Taste of Kerala, located in Beachwood and Mayfield Heights OH, are locally owned and operated restaurants which serve authentic cuisine from Kerala region in Southern Indian. Kerala boast fare both traditional and innovative- linked to its beautiful landscape, its sought-after spices, and based on the principles of Ayurveda, a medical system concerned with physical and mental well-being. A Taste of Kerala’s menu has a multitude of both vegetarian and non- vegetarian dishes of fish, poultry and meat. Experience the flavors and spices from Kerala at convenient locations in your own backyard!


Featured Image: Alex Shaland, Lord Ganesh Khajuraho (Detail), Digital photograph

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