Curitiba Hosts First Exhibition of Brazilian-American artist Kitty Harvill
Making a difference in the world isn’t hard, and Brazilian-American artist Kitty Harvill is a perfect example. Her first exhibition in Brazil entitled “A Beleza da Natureza“, or “Nature’s Beauty” will be on display at the Mokiti Okada Cultural Center (Espaço Cultural Mokiti Okada) in Curitiba, from January 10th to the 31st. Part of the proceeds from sales will be donated to SPVS (Society for Wildlife Research and Environmental Education), who for the past 27 years has endeavored to protect nature.
Her paintings, easily recognized by bright watercolors, depict the natural beauty of the Atlantic Forest, particularly species threatened with extinction such as the Red-tailed Amazon (papagaio-de-cara-roxa), which SPVS has been monitoring since 1998. “My task is to help the viewer see the wonder, the magic, and finally understand the importance of a region of our planet that is so severely threatened,” says Kitty.
The exhibit’s grand opening will commence with a cocktail party at 7pm, January 10th. By participating in the event, visitors will be helping protect biodiversity in Paraná. Entry is free and the artist’s work will be on display through January 31st.
A preview of the artist’s work can also be viewed at:www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouHar5qo1SM
EVENT INFORMATION:Art Exhibit “A Beleza da Natureza”
Venue: Espaço Cultural Mokiti Okada – Rua Manoel Eufrásio, 1400 Juvevê, Curitiba, PR. [Across the street from the the Oscar Niemeyer Museum] Dates: January 10 – 31, 2012
Gallery Hours: 9 am to 8 pm. Phone: (41) 3026-3347