Toronto

Singing for the Mayor - In the News! by Srinithi Raghavan

I found this photo of me on a NewsEastWest article about an event that I had performed at in the Toronto City Hall, in the presence of our Mayor, John Tory.

http://newseastwest.com/toronto-mayor-canada-india-foundation-organize-first-ever-diwali-celebration-at-city-hall/

TORONTO: Organising the first-ever Diwali celebrations in collaboration with the Canada-India Foundation at the city hall here on Wednesday, Toronto mayor John Tory praised the contribution of the Indo-Canadians to the city and Canada.

“It is my great pleasure to host all of you here at Toronto’s city hall. This is one of the city’s first Diwali celebrations here. I want to thank you my co-host, the Canada-India Foundation,’’ the mayor said.

He said,“Diwali, the festival of lights, is a reaffirmation of hope, a shared commitment to friendship and goodwill…it is wonderful to be celebrating here with you at city hall.’’

The mayor recalled the discrimination faced by the first immigrants and how they have now become an important part of Canadian society.

An Arjuna Inspired Tattoo by Srinithi Raghavan

For as long as i've known my husband, he has wanted an Arjuna inspired tattoo but he was never able to pin point the design or style he wanted. As a surprise anniversary present, I designed a tattoo based on everything I knew about him and his style. Design in hand, I took him for his first official Tattoo consultation. Not only was my husband EXTREMELY surprised, but he loved the design right off the bat! A few weeks and a few tweaks later, we were back at the tattoo parlour to get inked.

It was the most nerve wracking experience to know that there was no going back! It was also so humbling to watch someone love my work enough to put it on their body forever. 

RAW Signature Event Recap by Srinithi Raghavan

On March 17, 2016 I participated in my first Art Showcase for over 700 people at Maison Mercer in Toronto. RAW Artists is an amazing organization that is committed to showcasing emerging artists in cities across the world! The venue, organization, crowd, and experience were phenomenal. It was very special to have the support of my husband, sister, parents, and close friends.

In addition to the sheer size and exposure of this event, we were also given the opportunity to take professional artist head shots. It was at this event that I revealed my latest painting, the Hiding Buddha. I truly believe that this event will be the first of more, and I thank you all for joining me on my journey! I have attached a few personal and professional photos of the event below;