Portinari Project launched in Recife

Recife received a gift in celebration to the 60 years of the Queiroz Galvão Group: the Portinari Project’s exhibition "Art and the Environment" was inaugurated at Espaço Ciência (Complexo Salgadinho) last Friday, June 14.

The public exhibition will run until January 2014 and is expected to receive more than 50,000 visitors. Visitors will also be able to participate in the arts workshops offered by Portinari Project monitors.

The group of works of the Brazilian painter, Candido Portinari, portrays Brazil’s landscapes, flora and fauna, crops, and the Brazilian man. In addition to showing the artist’s work, the exhibition aims to emotionally impact and engage visitors, causing a commotion and mobilization through art.

Present at the inauguration, QGEP’s CEO, Lincoln Rumenos Guardado, believes that bringing the exhibition to the complex will benefit everyone. "The city of Recife was the birthplace of Queiroz Galvão and there is nothing more gratifying for us than supporting an educational project, since education is one of the company’s priorities."

To the director of Espaço Ciência, Antonio Carlos Pavão, receiving the show is rewarding, since art and science are two aspects of the same culture, which is one of the guidelines of Complexo Salgadinho. "Visitors will have the opportunity to reflect on environmental issues through Portinari’s work." The professor also praises Queiroz Galvão’s initiative which is "an example of how companies can contribute with educational programs and promote scientific knowledge."

The opening event had the participation of representatives of three different companies of the Queiroz Galvão Group - Construction, Real Estate Development and Exploration and Production, in addition to members of the local academic community and municipal departments.

QGEP has sponsored the Portinari Project since 2011, when the "Art and the Environment" itinerant exhibition was launched in south of Bahia. In 2012, the exhibition was brought to Rio+20, staying in Rio de Janeiro until December. This year, the project has already visited the cities of Bom Jesus de Itabapoana and Maricá and will still visit other cities such as São Francisco de Itabapoana and Arraial do Cabo, in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Updated in  2014-01-09T12:02:53
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