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Our Ties to Nature Through Street Art: A Brazilian Perspective

ARTIST TALK + LIVE PAINTING SESSION

Date: Time: 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Nebraska Union Room: Platte River Room and Meier Commons Green Space
Additional Info: NU
Contact: Cody Hollist, chollist2@unl.edu
Join internationally recognized Brazilian street artist, Eder Muniz, for an artist talk and live painting session that examines the connection between humans and nature.

The presentation, sponsored by the Education Abroad Office and Global Affairs, will focus on Muniz’s work and is open to the public.

After his talk, Muniz will move to the Meier Commons green space outside the Union to complete a new painting that will be gifted to the university for display in the Education Abroad Office in Love Library South. The artwork will eventually be moved to the university’s Global Education Center, a key initiative outlined in the Forward Together global strategy that will create a one-stop hub for students to engage in global experiential learning.

Through his art, which depicts colorful imagery of plants, animals and humans, Muniz aims to raise awareness of indigenous cultures and inspire public discourse on how nature can unite people from all walks of life. Today, his works can be found throughout the streets of his hometown, Salvador da Bahia, and across four continents. He also founded Calangos, an art movement that unites artists to create and encourage cultural spaces in areas surrounding the favelas of Salvador.
Additional Public Info:
This event is free and open to the general public. Masks are required for entrance to the Nebraska Union and social distancing measures should be followed outside.

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