City to host exhibition on two decades of Jayasri Burmanís works

It is a homecoming of sorts for artist Jayasri Burman. An exhibition of 70 paintings and drawings and 14 sculptors will be held in the city to showcase her metamorphosis as an artist over the last two decades. National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan, who was in the city on Saturday for the inauguration of the Kolkata International Film Festival, will be the chief guest of the opening ceremony on Thursday. While the exhibition will be of interest for city's art-lovers, the inaugural event at the Birla Academy of Art & Culture will have another attraction too. Industrialist and art connoisseur Harshvardhan Neotia will launch a book titled 'Antaryatra: A Journey Within'. The book, with detailed descriptions of Burman's creative and personal journey, has a foreword penned by Amitabh Bachchan.