Included in the state notice of the Paulo Gustavo Law, artisan prepares workshop to make clay sculptures


Selected in notice no. 19 – Artes Tocantins 2023, in the Artistic Languages ​​– Visual Arts category, the projectTo create, by artisan Emerson Filho, will begin on April 15th, with a schedule scheduled until the month of June. The artist was included in module III of the competition and received the amount of R$40,000 to hold a free workshop on making clay sculptures, which will take place at the Mauro Cunha Cultural Center, in Gurupi. Registration is open and can be done at the center, from 8 am to 2 pm.

The project aims to create and execute sculptures made using clay as a raw material, promoting the active participation of the community through a workshop open to young people and adults, lasting two months, from Monday to Friday, with two classes in the morning and two in the afternoon.

According to the artist, the project intends to involve various types of people from the city of Gurupi. “We intend to bring the visual arts to as many people as possible in our city, focusing on public school students and teachers, members of community associations, deaf people, wheelchair users and other groups,” he said.

The initiative will also feature the services of a Libras interpreter throughout the workshop, in addition to a workbench at the location of the activities that allows the accommodation of people with physical disabilities. The opening of the exhibition will feature a ramp for wheelchair access, handrails and adapted bathrooms.

Donations and contact information

After the workshops, three sculptures produced will be donated. One will be destined for the Association of Parents and Friends of the Exceptional of Palmas (Apae), so that the entity can raffle or draw the piece and raise funds for the cause, and the other two pieces will go to the Secretary of Culture of the State of Tocantins (Secult ) and the Municipal Department of Culture of Gurupi. Emerson Filho will also hold a chat about the process of creating clay sculptures at a public school in Gurupi.

For more information about the project, interested parties can contact us via email[email protected]or via WhatsApp (63) 99230-3182. On the social networks:

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Meet the artist

Emerson Leitão Filho is from Maranhão and moved to Tocantins as a child, where he still lives today. The artisan did theater in his youth and actively participated in the cultural movement of the 1980s. Today he continues his sculpture and craft work, in which he uses clay, soapstone, wood and iron as raw materials, participating in the main craft fairs in Brazil , such as Fenearte, in Olinda/PE, Fenacce, in Fortaleza/CE and Salão do Artesanato, in Brasília/DF.

The article is in Portuguese

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