Thursday, September 24, 2020

ArtBrazil: A Colorful Exhibit of Culture

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The Marco Island Center for the Arts in partnership with award-winning non-profit arts incubator ArtServe, presents “ArtBrazil Marco Island,” currently on exhibit until March 30, 2017. Recognized with three Brazilian International Press Awards over the last two years for “Best Cultural Event” in South Florida, the ArtBrazil exhibition now travels to Marco Island where it will feature a range of painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and other forms of art which incorporate Brazilian tradition and culture in a modern, contemporary context.

ArtBrazil Marco Island will highlight the work of featured Brazilian artists whose artwork celebrate and are inspired by Florida’s contemporary Brazilian art scene. The acclaimed artists participating this year will be Carlos Alves, Paula De Santos Gasparini, Blima Efraim, Fernanda Frangetto, Eliane Harvey, Ernesto Kunde, Tiago Magro, Didi Marchi, among others. Known for their originality, diversity of style and consummate craftsmanship, all ArtBrazil artists have achieved fame and recognition throughout America where their work is seen in museums, galleries and private collections.

“This collective of artists present a new perspective, and offer a fresh dimension to the Marco Island art scene,” said Hyla Crane, Marco Island Center for the Arts executive director. “Participating artists have won awards for their art had work featured in high end retail campaigns for TAG Heuer, Macy’s and West Elm and are highly sought after for commissioned work.” Crane is also excited to be establishing a partnership with another arts entity with collection of works ready to travel. “Launching this partnership opens the doors to so many collaborations that will help support local artists and enhance our own quality of life by bringing new players into the Marco Island area. Their presence in ArtBrazil marks the importance of South Florida as an expanded offering of Brazilian contemporary art.”

“Each year, ArtBrazil has grown in size and stature, as word has spread about the outstanding quality of the art. This year, we felt it was important to expose this amazing art to other areas, and Marco Island makes an ideal destination to expand the ArtBrazil brand,” notes ArtServe CEO Jaye Abbate. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Marco Island Center for the Arts, and we share Hyla Crane’s vision of infusing the greater Marco Island area with diverse expressions of Brazilian culture and soul, through the works of a wide range of talented Brazilian artists who now call Florida home.”

Marco Island Center for the Arts is located at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, and is open from 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. For further information visit www.marcoislandart.org.

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