BB AMERICAS PRESENTS “ORLANDO COLORS” ART EXHIBIT FEATURING SIX LOCAL ARTISTS CELEBRATING DIVERSITY THROUGH ART
ORLANDO, October 13, 2016 – Expanding its support of the arts to Orlando, BB Americas is pleased to announce The BB Americas Cultural Series is coming to Orlando with the debut of “Orlando Colors.”
“Orlando Colors” is a three-month art exhibit featuring six local artists unveiling their vibrant collection of acrylic, oil and canvas paintings depicting life in Brazil, Haiti and America. The exhibit, which is part of The BB Americas Cultural Series, embraces diversity and supports local artists while reinvesting back into communities where BB Americas has a presence. This the first time the BB Americas Cultural Series has come to Orlando following six successful local art exhibits in Miami.
The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, runs from October 20th through December 9th in the lobby of the BB Americas Branch located on 5475 International Drive in Orlando. Patrons who wish to purchase from the collection may contact the artists directly. BB Americas hosted a private VIP reception on October 19th to unveil the artwork and promote the artists at their Orlando branch, which opened in February 2015 and is the only bank on I-Drive.
Banco do Brasil S.A., BB Americas sole shareholder, has a long tradition of supporting local arts and culture which started 25 years ago after the first cultural series was held at Banco do Brasil’s Cultural Centers in Brazil. Today, the cultural centers in Brazil serve as creative hubs for painters, illustrators and sculptors, who regularly showcase their artwork during various programs throughout the years. More than 60 million visitors have attended the 12,000 events and viewed the 3,500+ pieces of artwork at these centers since they began.
“We want the community to know that we are a local bank, with a local vision and we want to be part of Orlando’s growth,” said Antonio Cassio Segura, CEO of BB Americas. “We continued The BB Americas Cultural Series in Orlando as a way to continue our cultural mission and as a means to support Orlando-based artists and curators.” The BB Americas brand is celebrating their four year anniversary of providing quality and service to the U.S. market.
This year’s six artists represent the wide range of talent consistent with Orlando’s diverse population:
Patricia Isabella Byron is a proud descendant of Lord Byron and granddaughter of acclaimed Honduran writer and composer Fernando Ferrari. Her compelling paintings represent her life in the Middle East and Europe.
Arthur Dawson is nationally renowned for creating the “Artists Creations Cookbook Series,” designed for food and art connoisseurs. He presents similar colorful paintings from this African-American collection in Orlando Colors.
Dennis Esteves has been a Brazilian painter for 26 years. His art is comprised of vivid colors and striking features.
Patrick Noze is a passionate Haitian artist whose artwork is displayed in museums and murals worldwide.
Sarro is a legend in the Brazilian art community. His colorful paintings, characterized by exaggerated expressions of rural workers, line the walls of many prestigious galleries throughout the world.
Raquel Vannucci is a Brazilian artist who left a corporate career to follow her passion. She incorporates sewing onto paper and photographs to create her contemporary artworks.
Please visit www.bbamericas.com for more information about BB Americas and the BB Americas Cultural Series in Orlando.
About Orlando Colors
The BB Americas Cultural Series presents “Orlando Colors” featuring an exhibit of original artwork from six local Orlando residents, hosted by BB Americas. This collection promotes the beauty of diversity within the community where the bank operates. The exhibit opens to the public on Thursday, October 20th and runs until Friday, December 9th. “Orlando Colors” is the seventh exhibit from The BB Americas Cultural Series and the first exhibit in Orlando.
About BB Americas
For more than 200 years Banco do Brasil S.A., BB Americas sole shareholder, has offered high standard products and services to clients in Latin America and in more than 24 countries worldwide. In 2012, the bank expanded its model of quality and service to the U.S. markets and BB Americas was opened to deliver innovative solutions with personalized service in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Financial services offered by BB Americas include personal and business checking, savings, prepaid cards, and money market accounts; CDs; Romero Britto-designed debit and credit cards; domestic and international funds transfers, and a full line of residential and commercial loans. BB Americas currently has branch offices in Aventura, Boca Raton, Lighthouse Point, Doral, Miami and Orlando. BB Americas continues the proud tradition of its parent company through supporting local education, culture, and sports through community outreach, financial support, philanthropic and volunteer work.