Free and open to the public
OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 18, 2018
Opening Reception: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 6–9 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (5501 Main Street | Houston TX 77004)
1st floor gallery of Sanctuary Building
Ibraim Nascimento Santos is a Brazilian artist who was born in the Recôncavo of Bahia, a place where time passes slowly, where religion and popular art are central to everyday life. There, the celebration of saints doesn’t happen only in the church—it is a festival for all the people. Simple life, simple people, simple houses with images of saints hanging on the walls, on posters, statues, candles, with the voices of elders singing praise in the streets.
Walk through this exhibition of vibrant colors, radiating halos, and brush strokes intertwining images of faith with cultural tradition. These works sing a song of praise for one’s land, one’s place, and reveal an intimate part of one’s people from a time when listening to the stories of our elders, watching them celebrate in worship, was what made us who we are—made us feel whole. Certainly, having the word ‘Santos’ (saints) as a last name is a powerful thing.