Valencia College will display the artwork of Brazilian folk artist Clóvis Júnior at two receptions to be held on June 6 and 7 at Valencia’s West Campus in Orlando and the Osceola Campus in Kissimmee.
Clóvis Dias Júnior was born in the rural northeast of Brazil and, though he had little formal art training, his career took off in 1993 after he won first place in an international poster competition. Today, his artwork -- which is considered "naif" (naive) or outsider art -- has been shown in galleries, embassies and universities in Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Qatar and the United States. His work hangs in permanent collections in Brazil’s national Congress in Brasilia and in the Soccer Museum in Qatar.
At Valencia, Dias will be moderating an exhibit of 16 paintings and will be on hand to meet students and the public. The West Campus exhibit and reception will be held on June 6 in the Building 5 atrium from 5 to 7 p.m. Valencia’s West Campus is located at 1800 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando.
The Osceola Campus exhibit and reception will be held on June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Building One Exhibit Hall. Valencia’s Osceola Campus is located at 1800 Denn John Lane, Kissimmee.
Both events are free and open to the public. Brazilian snacks and other refreshments will be served.
Thursday, June 7 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Osceola Campus, Building One exhibit hall
1800 Denn John Lane Kissimmee, FL 34744