The Colors of Brazil and ‘Cartola’ — A Virtual Event With Brazilian Artist Clóvis Júnior

Monday, May 23, 2022

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Location: Zoom and West Campus, Communications Center (Building 5) 

Valencia will once again welcome world-renowned Brazilian naif painter Clóvis Júnior, this time over Zoom. Clóvis has exhibited his bright, colorful art inspired by the tropical exuberance of his country in New York, London and Germany, as well as throughout Brazil and Argentina. The brilliant colors and calming visages that characterize his art festoon upscale homes and buildings throughout his native state of Paraíba and are found in the collections of Brazilian celebrities as well as in the national gallery in Brasilia.

Clóvis has exhibited his work at Valencia on several occasions in person and is delighted on this occasion to take Valencia’s audience to his atelier and kitchen (his art gallery and shop are housed in his former residence). He will be talking with Valencia students about the elements that inspire his work, hosting a fun virtual auction of a few of his pieces for students, and introducing his daughter Thais Figuereido, a well-known local pastry chef, who will share a recipe for a typical Northeastern dessert called “Cartola.”

The event will be in Portuguese with an English translation provided by Richard Sansone, professor, Portuguese. Victor Rosa, tech support specialist, and Daiane Lodi, campus tech support specialist I, will support the event.

Clóvis’ virtual visit is supported by Valencia’s Student Development office, and participants will have the opportunity to join the Zoom event from the West Campus Communications Center, where not only will they have the opportunity to interact with Clóvis in real time, but they will taste a facsimile of the Cartola dessert made by Valencia’s friends at our local Brazilian bakery Pão Gostoso.

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