Arts preview: "Sonabai: Another Way of Seeing"

Jim Fischer

In India, a woman and her son are barred from going beyond the walls of their home by her businessman husband. She invents a way to share existing tales and make up new stories with her son by making quasi-ceramic toy figures and settings, using whatever she can gather from around the home. When her work is "discovered," an expansive collection of folk-art depicting rural Indian tradition and storytelling is revealed.

That's just part of the compelling backstory of Indian folk artist Sonabai Rajawar, whose work is on exhibit at Otterbein University.

Fisher Gallery

Through Dec. 22

Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St., Westerville

otterbein.edu