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METAMORPHOSIS by ALCINDA SAPHIRA
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OPENING JULY 16th 12:00 - 2:00PM
FROM JULY 16th  THROUGH AUGUST 16th, 2011
HASTINGS CAFE STATION - Metro North Station
134 Southside Avenue.  Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706

FREE WORKSHOP FOR KIDS;  RECYCLED ART AND CLAY

SAPHIRA'S STUDIO
Website: http://www.alcindasaphira.com
Email:     alcindaS@aol.com
Phone:   1 914 216-9803 / 1 914 478-3752

STUDIO VISITS BY APPOINTMENT
Alcinda Saphira

Alcinda Saphira  ( Painter,Sculptor and Jewelry Designer ) is from Brazil and has been living and maintaining her studio in Hastings on Hudson, New York. Her formal art education began at the Escola De Belas Artes Federal Da Bahia in Salvador, Bahia (School of Fine Arts at Bahia Federal University). After leaving her job as a television and radio producer at TV EDUCATIVA Salvador/Ba and transferring to TV CULTURA, the public broadcasting television service in her home region Belém/Pa  she sought out the traditional potteries in that part of the Amazon. For many years she traveled from one small town to another, studying ancient techniques while sharing back lessons learned at the academy. This became a crucial period in developing the visceral and political commitment to the survival of the Amazon that largely defined the shapes, colors, texture and themes of her work.
Today her work is more global and her techniques are unique.  Her works are enriched by transparencies and symbolic details, resulting in multiple colors and textures.
Saphira was awarded with the first place prize atUBENY International Competition, selected bytheGuggenheim Museum critics.
Currently, Saphira has been offering art classes in her studio in Hastings on Hudson and working as a free lance curator and project coordinator for The Brazilian Endowment for the Arts located in Manhattan, NY . In addition Saphira has been working as an independent curator promoting art events at different locations, such as: The United Nations, galleries in Chelsea NYC, and the Brazilian Art Expo in Massachusetts-Brazil.
 
In the past has free lanced with Wingspan Art Program, an after school program for kids.  Saphira has also done different workshops in places such as Central Park,  Pier 17, Ardsley Country Club,Aquafest-friends of Old Croton Aqueduct and more.
 
In 2009 she was selected as one of the three artists to contribute to the ongoing effort to beautify Downtown Yorkers, New York. She received a commission to create a mural for a building in Downtown Yorkers (the dimensions were dictated by the size of the building façade in downtown Yorkers 21x12’feet). The painting is part of the main street project sponsored by Yonrkers Downtown Water front Business improvement District in partnership with Raising Development.

Recent Exhibitions:
 
APRIL 2011 – Project MIGRATION, a projected initiated by Saphira and her partners, Rene Nascimento and Antonio Oliveira. The first exhibition took place at the New York Public Library, chelsea NYC.  The fallowing Project Migration Exhibition is schedulle to occur in BAHIA Art Museum, Brazil through the months of December 2011 to January 2012.
 
The Project MIGRATION is aiming to create an artistic exchange among artists from all over the world.  The project’s objective is to share talents, and create opportunities for artists in public and private galleries in different parts of the world.

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis is  a  new series inspired by the idea of The Element of  Styles. Some  works are minimal and other times more intense through the use of bold colors.  Each symbolism of color and shape is  interpreted differently which allows us to use our own imagination.  The works are surrounded by a  great variety of movement of expression and liberty.
Saphira’s Studio

Saphira’s Studio offers Art classes for kids every Saturday from 10:15 AM-11:15 AM as well as 11:30AM - 12:30PM.   The studio is located in Hastings on Hudson, New York.
 
The classes focus on traditional and modern art techniques using Acrylic on canvas, Water color, Assemblage, printing and more.  Saphira’s Studio has also been dedicated towards teaching children how to use recycled materials and natural pigments to create different art forms.
 
For more information regarding the classes please contact Alcinda Saphira.
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Special Thanks to:

HASTINGS CAFE STATION
134 Southside Avenue.  Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706
For a great support featuring local artists; 
  
The Brazilian Endowment for the Arts - BEA -
My  fiscal sponsors. All purchases are fully tax-deductible to the extend allowed by applicable law;
Contact:
Website:  http://www.brazilianendowment.org
Email:     contact@brazilianendowment.org

Credits:

GUSTAVO BRAGA
Graphic Designer: Website / Mailing List Campaign 
Personal Assistant to the Artist
Contact:
Email.:  gbraga08@gmail.com
Phone: 1 646 488-6231

LIZ CARVALHO    
Graphic Designer: Poster - Postcard :
Contact: 1 914 258-2122

Author: Joao Vianna
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