Solar Art Gallery is the first and only gallery structured with trusteeship and annual calendar of exhibitions, located in a community in Rio de Janeiro. The room, opened in 2007, has held more than 40 exhibitions. Only in the last two years, it received over 9.000 visitors.
Exhibitions last two months on average and are interspersed among the artists invited by curator and student of Solar Meninos de Luz. Every artist who exhibits in the gallery is invited to give a workshop to students, with the same theme and technique of their own art. Artists give 50% of the value achieved by their works for the maintenance of Solar Meninos de Luz.
Solar Art Gallery is open to visitors from Monday to Friday, from 4p.m. to 7p.m. and Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m.. All people are welcome.
Solar Art Gallery seeks diversity, a public formation and visual arts awareness, bringing recognized artists, artists in training and Rio de Janeiro favelas production to Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho communities, integrating the aesthetics of traditional art galleries with community culture, involving all ages, races and peoples.
Solar Art Gallery aims to reach the 16.000 residents of Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho communities, surrounding residents, of Rio de Janeiro South Zone, and visitors from all over the country and abroad, in 4 annual exhibitions of artists with important career in art, and 4 other exhibitions of Solar Meninos de Luz students, produced in workshops given by professional artists exhibitors.
SOME ARTISTS THAT ALREADY SUBMITTED THEIR WORK AT SOLAR GALLERY
do Rio, Lia; Acme, Carlos; Rodriguez, Raimundo; Bela, Ana; Bokel, Antonio; Paiva, Virgínia; Carvalho, Osvaldo; Amaral, Sidney; Eva, Fernanda; Monteiro, Alexandre; Figueiredo, Alvaro; Ana, Ana; Brown, Andrea; Denier; Barbosa, Felipe; Sobral, Heberth; Bugila, Joelson; Lima, Lin; Petrillo; Oliveira, Rodrigo; Dau, Marcelo; Devide, Fabiano; Smael, Carcav, Daniele; Aisengart, Jonas; Gandhi , Marcelo; Miguel, Bruno; Facchini, Andréa; Tabalipa, Adriana; Barros, Helcio; Junqueira, Fátima; Cabus, Cris; Carvalho, Fábio; Torbes, Denize; Goyanna, Sylvia; Emídio, Jesse; Rocha, Rosita; Toledo, Guilherme; Cabus, Cris; among many others.
Solar Art Gallery opened in July 2007 with “Olhar” exhibition, with trusteeship visual artist Marco Antonio Portela, which was responsible for exhibitions until 2010. After a short break, the artist Osvaldo de Carvalho takes curating of the space in 2011, and develops workshops with the institution students, making a brand and success with each new exposure.