Newhouse professor Tula Goenka has films in current SUArt Galleries show

By Joanna Monfreda

March 3, 2014

VIDEO: 'Mithila Painting' features work from India, runs through March 16

Tula Goenka, an associate professor at the Newhouse School, has a series of short films currently showing as part of a show at the Syracuse University Art Galleries. The films are part of “Mithila Painting: The Evolution of an Art Form,” which runs through March 16.

The Ethnic Arts Foundation has organized the show, which features a traditional form of art native to the region of Bihar, India.

Goenka, who teaches in the Television, Radio and Film department at Newhouse, produced and directed a series of short films to be played while guests view the artwork. Goenka hopes people will reach a deeper understanding of the art by viewing her short films, highlighting some of the artists whose work is on display.

The show is on display in the Shaffer Art Building, which is open 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays.

Goenka sat down with reporter Joanna Monfreda to talk about the development process of her films and the meaning behind them.

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