QuickLook @ CCBU | March 21, 2013

CCBU presented CULTURAL CUP 2.0:
Brasilia - Thursday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.
at Books & Books, Coral Gables.

Professor Jean-François Lejeune
Prof Jean-François Lejeune
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the UMSchool of Architecture

Stella Holmes

Books & Books
Professor J.F. Lejeune
Maria Elisa Barreto.

Centro Cultural Brasil-USA (CCBU) and Books & Books presented the second city of the CULTURAL CUP 2.0, the yearlong cultural exploration of Brazil. This series focus on the the culture, traditions, arts, architecture, music and gastronomy of the twelve Host Cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the exciting worldwide soccer tournament that will happen in Brazil next year.

On March 14, Brasilia, an unique city, considered one of the 20th. century's architectural marvels and added in 1987 to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites as a major example of 20th century's modern movement in architecture and urban planning, was the program's focus.

The highlight of the evening was the brilliant presentation of Professor Jean-François Lejeune, Director of the Graduate Studies Department of University of Miami's School of Architecture, who took the audience on a fascinating journey from Brazil's vernacular architecture, to the architecture of the 40's and 50's, culminating with Brasilia's plans and Oscar Niemeyer's unique architecture.

An interview with Maria Elisa Barreto, a close friend of the Kubitschek's family added a very human view of President Juscelino Kubitschek. Click to see all photos

CCBU thanks BOOKS & BOOKS and the event's sponsor: The Brickellian and its President, Ms. Stella Holmes.

Salvador March 16

The city of Salvador and the artist Carybé were the themes of the second Arts and Brazilian Culture workshop, on Saturday, March 16 at the Key Biscayne Community Center.

The young artists (7 to 11 years old) love the program created by artist and educator Silvana Soriano and co-presented by the Centro Cultural Brasil-USA (CCBU). The program focus on the Host Cities of the 2014 World Cup. Each session focus in one city and one art technique. After the city is presented and its main characteristics, history, traditions, and artists are discussed, the children are introduced to a new art technique and create original art works. The program is conducted in Portuguese and becomes an excellent opportunity to practice conversation and expand vocabulary. Next workshop will be on Saturday, April 13. click to see all photos

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Get to know Brazil Through the Arts
at the
Key Biscayne
Community Center

Presented by
Silvana Soriano and CCBU

Workshop 1:
Traveling through Modernism" (São Paulo)
February 23
sao paulo 

Learn about the Brazilian Modern Art ( The Modern Art Week 1922) and discover more about the third largest city in the world. Using printmaking techniques create mono types based on the works of famous Brazilian artists Tarsila do Amaral, Di Cavalcanti, Lasar Segall and Anita Malfatti.

Workshop 2 
"The Human Figure in contrast" (Salvador)
March 16

Come to know more about the artist Carybé, the author of a famous mural at Miami Airport, and create your own mural! Students will create a mural which will explore the representation of the human figure, using the shadow projected on paper.

Workshop 3
“Dolphins, warriors and mermaids, stories from the Forest” (Manaus)
April 13

Get to know the legends of the largest rainforest in the world and create an illustrated handmade book. Students will create an accordion book with watercolor, oil pastel, printmaking and much more.

Workshop 4 
"Scale Model of Dreams" (Brasília)
April 27

Do you know that viewed from above the capital of Brazil resembles an airplane? Brasília is a landmark in the history of town planning.  Based on the idea of this city, students will create a scale model of the city of your dreams.

Workshop 5 
"Creating and Reinventing Paper" (Cuiabá)
May 11

The feather art is one of the most popular plastic expressions of Brazilian Indians. Learn more about the art and culture of indigenous peoples and create jewelries and headdresses made with colorful handmade paper! Students will produce handmade paper to create objects based on feather art of Brazilian Indians.

Workshop 6
"Moving Image, Light and Colors" (Rio de Janeiro)
May 28
rio de janeiro

We chose the works of the famous artist “carioca” Beatriz Milhazes to celebrate the joy and movement of the city of Rio de Janeiro. In this workshop students will learn about this artist and create a picture using various techniques of collage, painting and printmaking.

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