Cornell University

Class of 1945 Lecture Funded in part by Cornell Council for the Arts Using Street Art to Inspire a Balance between Humans and Nature Eder Muniz, Artist

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6:00pm

Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center, Ten Eyck Room
124 Comstock Knoll Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Brazilian Artist Eder Muniz will talk about his work transforming the streetscapes of Salvador, Brazil through the magic of his art. Muniz is committed to using his artistry to inspire a dialogue with the public about the balance between humans and nature.  Muniz’s art incorporates nature, human figures, animals, abstract and surreal images in bright, vivid colors that bring his art to life.  Muniz will discuss the impact such art can have in impoverished areas and the life it can bring to people who need it the most.  After the lecture, Muniz will discuss the mural he created for Cornell Botanic Gardens at the Nevin Welcome Center as part of the Cornell Council for the Arts Program. 

Admission is free but pre-registration required due to limited seating. We anticipate this lecture will be sold out; please plan ahead as walk-ins will not be accepted.
Bio:

Eder Muniz – “Calangos de Rua” (street lizard) is a Brazilian artist and co-founder of Calangos, a collective of artists united to create a kaleidoscope of creativity and encourage culture in spaces of the Salavador, Brazils’s favelas or slums. Calangos empowers graffiti artists to replace tag-ridden streetscapes with social messages using images and art, improving lives of artists and beautifying the city.  Muniz’s work has taken him around the world to share his vibrant art with cultures, cities, and artists of all ages.  You can see Muniz’ work @calangos on Instagram.

Eder Muniz’ lecture and mural are made possible in part through a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

Watercolors by Muniz will be on display in the Nevin Welcome Center Gallery September 23-November 23.

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