Manick Sorcar was one of the 21 selected artists who displayed artwork during the 5th Annual 2006 Arvada Art Studio Tour.
diverse artists participating in the Tour have been selected through
a juried process. They were .chosen for
their creativity, imagination, professionalism, art exhibition record
and quality of work. Organized by the Arvada Art .Studio
Tour and open to the public, this gives a unique opportunity to meet
directly with the artist to discuss media, style, .subject.matter
Manick's art work, "Images of India in Multimedia" was held at his studio at 14565 West 58th Place, Arvada, CO 80004, on September 23 and 24, 2006, 10 AM to 6 PM, visited by hundreds.
The visitors got a glimpse of his news-art where portraits of news-makers were pieced together with relevant newspaper clippings, tile collages and tile paintings of Indian icons, portraits of Hindu Gods and Goddesses with spices and grains, etc. As an added attraction, his award-winning Indian animations were displayed non-stop on a monitor, which was a favorite of the children.
Manick Sorcar’s love with art and science started when he was very young painting the many back .drops and doing lighting designs for his father’s world-touring elaborate magic shows on stage. This eventually led him to become .an electrical engineer specializing in lighting design and an artist.
After coming to the USA from India, his interest in science and art flourished simultaneously. Today, by day, he is the full time CEO/President of Sorcar Engineering, which did the architectural lighting designs for projects such as Denver International Airport concourses, Colorado Convention Center, sport centers in Japan, etc. By night, he is an award-winning artist, cartoonist, animator and laserist.
Manick enjoys doing artwork in multi-media in various forms - ranging from traditional waterpaint and acrylicpaint, to tile-painting, tile-collage, news-art, spice-art, Styrofoam sculptures, etc. His artwork has been showcased in many places including the University of Washington, Seattle, Sewell Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Jefferson County Library, Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado, etc. In 1996, his news-art “Mother Teresa” and “Wellington Webb” were selected as the “Art Show Pick” by The Denver Post, and in 2001 The Rocky Mountain News ran a two-page story with color pictures of his home and .art-works - all designed by him. In the same year, the president, curator, and twenty-two patrons of the Asian Art Association .of .the Denver Art Museum visited Sorcar residence to admire his art.
Manick is the animator and creator of several animation films, which won a host of top awards including the Gold-Plaque at Chicago International Film Festival, and Gold Medal at the International Film Festival of New York. Based on children’s fables from India, these animation films are regularly shown on PBS stations. In his recent works, he uniquely combined art with .science .to create a number of laser animation and light sculptures that he uses on his stage shows. At the International Laser .Display Association's annual convention in March, 2006 in Italy, his "The Enlightenment of Buddha" outdid entries from the world.over to.win the ILDA 2005 Artistic-Award, the Oscar of laser industry for the best use of lasers in a live performance.