Lembranças: A Recollection Art Exhibit Flyer

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Title

Lembranças: A Recollection Art Exhibit Flyer

Subject

Visual Art

Description

Flyer for a solo art exhibit “Lembranças - a Recollection” created and curated by Amy Garas.

EVENT DESCRIPTION
Raices Cultural Center Solo Exhibition
Opening Reception – Saturday, February 26th, 2010
Exhibit Open February 26, 2010 – March 19, 2010

Raices Cultural Center is pleased to present Lembranças - a Recollection, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Amy Garas. For Lembranças (Portuguese for keepsake or souvenir), Amy has created a collection that makes references to her heritage by expanding on memories, feelings and images that embody Brazil and what being Brazilian means to her. The theme of this show presented an opportunity for Amy to investigate the historical significance of subjects such as the Orishas and Carnival. As Amy walks us through her recollections she also aims to educate us on how these personal memories play a part of the larger cultural perspective.

The artist has said: “My mother is from Brazil so she is the connection. The show title, Lembranças can mean a few different things but particularly, a recollection. Childhood memories served as a place to start the journey. Those of significance include my mother singing Mama Yo Quiero to me before bed. It started there and led me to research Yemanja, one of the Orishas I’d always felt an unexplainable connection to. This led to researching more about the other Orishas and then the beautiful realization that many of my spiritual beliefs went along with much that I was learning about. It turned into something I wasn’t expecting. While working through each piece I started to see how my femininity, sensuality, confidence and even beauty are heavily influenced by my Mother and also Brazil. “

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Amy Garas is a New Jersey native with Brazilian and Egyptian ancestry, resulting in a mixture of personal qualities that stem from her combined cultural backgrounds. Amy explores the themes of feminine sensuality, divinity and connectedness in her her work.

Creator

Nicole Wines
Francisco G. Gómez

Date

2-16-2011

Rights

© Raíces Cultural Center

Format

jpeg

Language

en

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2011flyer02.jpg

Coverage

New Brunswick, NJ

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Original Format

Digital Image

Physical Dimensions

2200 × 1700

Files

2011flyer02.jpg

Citation

Nicole Wines and Francisco G. Gómez, “Lembranças: A Recollection Art Exhibit Flyer,” Raíces Cultural Center Digital Archive, accessed August 14, 2022, https://archive.raicesculturalcenter.org/items/show/240.

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