I Week of Brazil in Toronto

 Art to celebrate Independence

by Rosana Dias Lancsarics | September 19, 2017

In line with the celebrations of the Independence of Brazil, the Brazilian Citizenship Council in Toronto promotes, between September 12 and 17, the 1st Week of Brazil in Toronto, with the official opening of the Exhibition of Brazilian Artists in Canada. There will be eight artists (see list below), known to the community, who will show their work at 55 John Street, roundabout at Metro Hall, in the Center.

On September 12, Tuesday, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, there will be an opening reception, which will be attended, in addition to the artists, the writer Helen Dantas and the dancer Newton Moraes. The show has free access from 7 am to 9 pm.

“The idea of ​​this art week came up during one of the meetings of the Citizenship Council in Toronto and aims, in addition to celebrating the Independence of Brazil, to make this date even more traditional in the community, considering that we have been raising the flag for more 10 years ”, says Dolores Gontijo, member of the Board. “We hope to put other projects into practice next year,” he adds.

The 1st Brazilian Week in Toronto is sponsored by Mellohawk Logistics and Sila Interc Interchange and with the support of the Consulate General of Brazil in Toronto. The Brazilian Citizenship Council in Toronto is composed of Alan Almeida, Andrea Vieira, Arnon Melo, Bruno Bini, Cristina Tozzi, Dolores Gontijo and Fabio Ramponi.

Below, the alphabetical list of the artists and a brief curriculum of each one:

Ana Mendina 

Born in Santana do Livramento (RS), he lived his childhood and adolescence in Boa Vista (Roraima). Her artistic experience includes countries like Costa Rica, Australia, England and New Zealand, in the latter she had contact with the Maori indigenous people, who motivated her to approach the Yanomami in Brazil. Ana draws and paints on papers, canvas, walls and people. There’s a studio in Toronto.

Andrea Averbach Vieira

Based in Canada for 10 years, Andrea is graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts-SP, with a master’s degree from Parsons School of Design-NY and several courses in Europe, the United States and Canada. Laureate with several international awards, her paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries. She is part of the Citizenship Council and is a volunteer in the community project “Café e Cultura Toronto”.

Carlito Palmeira

Born in Ilhéus (BA), Carlito immigrated to Canada in the late 1960s. He is a musician and visual artist. One of the highlights of his work is the Art Collection in leather, with works with natural leather and highlights such as stainless steel copper.

Hemetério RC Neto

Born in Fortaleza (CE), the architect by training has always worked with drawings, comics and paintings. He has lived in Canada since 2014, where he regularly publishes his works in Toronto magazines and also creates public paintings.