ArtBrazil 2016 will hold its fourth annual exhibits in South Florida showcasing the contemporary Brazilian art scene beginning September 1st through the 30th at venues in both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. ArtBrazil is a multi-media contemporary art show that highlights the work of artists, both emerging and celebrated established Brazilian greats. the Ft. Lauderdale opening reception will be held on September 8th at ArtServe/Ft. Lauderdale (1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.), and the Miami opening reception will be held on September 13th at Art & Design Gallery (8690 Biscayne Blvd.) ArtBrazil is a recognized recipient of a Brazilian International Press Award.
ArtBrazil features installation works, photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics and other forms of art which incorporate Brazilian tradition and culture in a modern, contemporary context.
ArtBrazil 2016 highlights the work of several celebrated artists and the works of over 120 artists. Noted Brazilian artists exhibiting include Marcos Amaro (permanent exhibits at James L. Knight Center & Conrad Miami), Mariza Formaggini, Daniel Taveira Bruno and award winning artist and architect Anna Mallmann (Macy’s – “Brazil: A Magical Journey”). One of the most unique aspects of ArtBrazil 2016 is that all artists must be citizens of Brazil. In addition to US based artists, approximately 50% of the exhibiting artists are coming in from South America. ArtBrazil contributes to an increase of tourism annually in South Florida. Based on 2015 figures the event is expecting approximately 3,000 guests for 2016.
An educational aspect of ArtBrazil 2016 will be the inclusion of field trips for over 250 Miami-Dade and Broward public school K-12 children to the exhibits over a four day period in September. Students interact directly with ArtBrazil exhibiting artists during question and answer sessions. In addition ArtBrazil 2016 holds workshops and events related to the arts and healing and social change via various panel workshops including Eye Contact with Autism.
“We’ve supported the ‘ArtBrazil’ exhibit from the start as a way to give the local community the opportunity to appreciate diverse expressions of Brazilian culture and soul, through the works of a wide range of talented Brazilian artists,” said Hélio Vitor Ramos Filho, Ambassador and Consul General of Brazil in Miami. “Each year the exhibition has grown in size and stature and we are pleased to renew our support and once again place it on the official calendar of Brazil's National Day celebration in Florida.”