The Art Gallery at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church will present an exhibit of paintings by Medha Karandikar, opening Sunday, May 19, at 12:30 p.m. with a reception and gallery talk. 

Medha Karandikar is a self-taught artist working in multiple media and styles. Her work has been featured in several galleries in Tennessee.  She brings to her work the colors and sensibilities of her home country, India.  Her paintings are a happy depiction of the daily life of simple folk.

This collection is inspired by a folk-art style from Western India. She takes that style of abstract forms of people, animals, trees and other daily scenes and objects and blends it into her own distinct figurative style.  She uses vivid colors and backgrounds, staying within the grammar of the folk style.

The exhibit will continue through June 21.  The gallery and church, located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, are open to the public 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sundays.

"Karagen" by Claudia Wright Balthrop

"Karagen" by Claudia Wright Balthrop


"Carlton" by Claudia Wright Balthrop