Meera’s energy was dancing all over the walls in her paintings: Meera Art Exhibition in Israel from the eyes of Kohra

 

Since Meera left it was very clear to me that I wanted to bring Meera's exhibition and spirit to Israel. In fact I wanted to do that already when she was still in the body, but at one point we had to cancel this because there was a war going on here.

Meera was a dear friend whom I love so much. We used to get along so well and understand each other. I would always dance in her painting demos in Pune or in the show at the end of her exhibition. She would invite me to teach a class every year in her training and we would hang out together, laugh, dance, create.

Bringing an exhibition of her art here with Svagito was like connecting with her magic again. Meera’s energy was dancing all over the walls in her paintings. They are like a part of her. 

 Photo credit: Frida Steinberger

Photo credit: Frida Steinberger

 Photo credit: Frida Steinberger

Photo credit: Frida Steinberger

 Photo credit: Frida Steinberger

Photo credit: Frida Steinberger

More than 500 people were passing trough this 3-day exhibition in Jaffa, the ancient Arab Jewish town which is part of Tel Aviv. We hosted it at a place called the Cuckoo's Nest, where young Hipsters come to see art on a regular base and where also many sannyasins and friends like to gather. It was very touching to see people spending a long time in front of her paintings and allow the energy of those masterpieces to sink inside. Some people had never heard about Meera before.  

We had 7 rooms decorated with her paintings and it was like she danced all over the place. To see her speaking in the video at the opening night felt so alive and natural as if she was literally present and explained her work to all of us just the way she used to do it.

Even though I still miss Meera I felt her so present and with us. It was sheer magic to see her work so alive, flowering and continuing to reach more and more people. It touched my heart on a very deep level.

Finally I want to thank Svagito who put so much energy and dedication into keeping Meera’s work alive. I also want to thank Anu who works with Svagito in the Meera Art Foundation, to Kabira and all the team here in Israel for their great help in making this happen.

Thank you, Meera for all the inspiration and for this last dance here in Tel Aviv.

See you around!

Kohra Yuval Itach