By Srianthi Perera
When Shachi Kale first came to Arizona in 2001, she felt like the fairytale character Rapunzel trapped in her ivory tower.
The artist didn’t know a soul in Chandler, except her husband, who went to work. The career she had left behind in Mumbai, India, as an advertising and design executive seemed to fade.
Kale started doing what she did best – creating art. She also followed a few classes and met a few movers and shakers in the local arts and education arena.
“I had to create a new life for myself altogether from scratch,” she recalled.
This new life produced a series of paintings where she drew modernized imagery from fairy tales and depicted herself as its characters.
They are now on display in a show entitled, “Between Two Worlds: Storytelling and Artwork bu Shachi Kale” running through September at The Gallery at Chandler Center for the Arts, curated by Vision Gallery.