ArtServe celebrates Brazilian Art and Culture all month long
Bright colors. Bold designs. World class art. September in south Florida sizzles, as the award-winning non-profit ArtServe presents ArtBrazil. This vibrant exhibition of Brazilian contemporary art kicks off a month-long celebration of cultural activities throughout the region. More than fifty acclaimed Brazilian artists who live, work or have connections to south Florida will participate in the fifth ArtBrazil event.
“Anticipation for ArtBrazil has been mounting all year,” notes ArtServe CEO Jaye Abbate. “Word has spread that the quality of this exhibition is one of the strongest in South Florida. This year will also give 300 students guided tours of the show and include a workshop on the benefits of art therapy programs for individuals with autism.” Another new feature will be adding the moving “Arte que Salva (Art that Saves) benefit to the opening reception, allowing patrons to help vulnerable, poverty-plagued children around the world through art.
“The number of artists requesting participation exceeded capacity,” notes respected photographer and co-presenter Jade Matarazzo. “Having so many accomplished artists in ArtBrazil illustrates the importance of South Florida as a new center of Brazilian contemporary art.”
Proof of ArtBrazil’s stature in the art world is the addition of the Espaço Arte Gallery at ArtServe, which will feature works from some of the world’s most collected Brazilian artists including Tomie Ohtake and Roberto Burle Marx, the revered designer of Rio’s famed Copa Cabana Beach.
“Espaço Arte has such a significant international reputation. ArtServe is honored to host their first gallery space in Florida,” notes Abbate. “The caliber of the collection and the audience it will attract will expose our talented local artists to new opportunities. That goes right to the core of our ArtServe non-profit mission.”
A winner of the Brazilian International Press Award for “Best Event” three years in a row, ArtBrazil is really all about fun. “We supported ‘ArtBrazil’ from the start to help the local community appreciate diverse expressions of Brazilian culture and soul, through the works of talented Brazilian artists,” said Hélio Vitor Ramos Filho, Ambassador and Consul General of Brazil in Miami who will preside over the opening reception. “We are proud include this event in our ‘Journey Through Brazilian Experiences’ during the month of September.”
ArtBrazil will be on exhibit September 7-29, 2017. Opening reception is September 14th from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more information visit www.ArtServe.org