The Third Jharna-Kala Gallery
April saw the opening and closing of the third Jharna-Kala Gallery in Manhattan, this one next door to its immediate predecessor, at 224 Mercer Street in Greenwich Village. More than 10,000 paintings were displayed in the spacious gallery.
During the month it was open, the gallery was the scene of several evenings of entertainment for professional people and members of the United Nations staff. Senor Juan Albors, Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico was received there by Sri Chinmoy on the afternoon of April 24th on his way to a conference in Europe. The gallery was also visited by Mr. Henry Geldzahler, curator of The 20th Century Collection of New York’s famous Metropolitan Museum of Art.
On April 29th, just days before the gallery closed, Sri Chinmoy painted his largest painting yet, a 12 x 27 foot canvas. Its harmonious beauty and majesty have inspired many disciples to write essays and articles about it, which will be collected and printed.