Brazilian Art Exhibit: Main Library UofA Campus August 26 – September 20
It will be composed of articrafts and gemstones from the Jequitinhonha Valley – a region located in the northeast of the State of Minas Gerais. With an estimated population of over 694.120 habitants (a density of 13,8 hab./km2), it is considered one of the poorest regions in Brazil. In spite of the adversities, the region is known for its creative crafts in ceramics, weaving, basketry, wood carving, leather work, embroidery, drawing, and music. This region is also well-known by the production of cachaça (a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane).
Public Talk: September 2, 1:30-2:30pm. Main Library, next to the exhibit cases
Guest Speaker: Dr. Antonio Ferreira Ávila