SAPHIRA's STUDIO Newsletter# 1-4
Dear Friends,

We cordially invite you and your friends for the

Opening Reception of 



Tuesday, May 7th at 6:00 p.m. 

MC Gallery

549 West 52nd Street, 8th Floor (bet. 10th and 11th Aves.)

New York, NY 10019

Phone:1 212 581-1966

It will be an exciting evening of great


We look forward to seeing you there!

Alcinda Saphira (NY), Antonio Oliveira (NY) and Vania Ferro (BR)


RSVP requested:



SEIGREEN-SAPHIRA’S Studio productions & IAC (International Arts Coalition)  are honored to present 15 artists from AGAV (Associação Goiana de Artes Visuais from Brazil), in the exhibition, “ O OLHAR DA AGAV SOBRE O CENTRO OESTE BRASILEIRO” (Agav Overlooks the Midwest of Brazil).

The following artists are participating:
Antonio Vieira
Barbara Andres-Schucht
Deni Vilela
Ivone Vaccaro
Irene Nunes
Natalino Cesar
Nonatto Coelho
Rosy Cardoso
Rosimeire Coelho
Vania Ferro

The exhibition will also feature a book launch of the book, O Caminho do Sol Poente (The Trail of the Sun Set)  by Hernani França. The body of works shows a reflection of the rich cultural diversity and it dives into the roots and soul of the Brazilian Midwestern region.

The evening will also have as a special guest the pianist and composer Rubens Salles. Rubens will perform some of his own compositions and some Brazilian standards.

Hernani França
is an entrepreneur, teacher, translator and writer born in Jatahy, Goiás (Brazil). He lives in Brasília since January 1973. Among his several trips abroad, one inspired him to write his first book: Manuscrito de Jerusalém which tells a fascinating journey to the Holy Land, where, along the pilgrimage to Rome, Cairo and Jerusalem, the reader is simultaneously impacted by various mysterious phenomena and exposed the rich historical contexts that refer to the times of the Roman Empire, the Hellenic civilization, Egypt of the pharaohs and beginnings of Israel.

O Caminho do Sol Poente - A Sétima Revelação is a  striking narrative that describes the journey back from the Holy Land, passing through Jerusalem, Cairo, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Brasília. A plot shrouded in mystery and rich historical context that provides the reader with pleasant situations interspersed with spiritual teachings.
Rubens Salles
is one of the most prominent Brazilian pianists/keyboardists of his generation. Rubens has graduated with honors at the New England Conservatory in Boston where he achieved his Master of Music in Contemporary Improvisation, being one of a few Brazilians to do so in such course. Prior to that Rubens pursued a Professional Diploma in Professional Music at Berklee College of Music, also completing the course with honors (Cum Laude). Rubens holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Classical Piano from FAAM, Brazil.

Rubens Salles had the opportunity to study/perform with top professors such as Charlie Banacos, Ran Blake, Ken Schaphorst (chair of the Jazz Dept at NEC), Hankus Netsky (chair of the Contemporary Improvisation Dept at NEC), Dominique Eade, Laszlo Gardony, Wilson Curia (World’s Best Jazz Educator – American Jazz Society/99).  Rubens has appearances at special TV shows in Boston for ABC, in Brazil for Globo TV, Cultura TV and SBT, at magazines such as Brazilian Keyboard Player and newspapers and radio stations.

Artworks are available for sale at MC Gallery and through our  website
To book a visit to Saphira Studio, please call 1 914 216-9803

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SAPHIRA'S STUDIO, Virtual gallery & productions , by Alcinda Saphira & Louis Ventura, is an office and virtual gallery of art. SAPHIRA'S STUDIO is located in New York and Rio de Janeiro and focuses on the art market,
We work with an innovative team of skilled professionals to ensure positive outcomes of the products we represent. Among our specialties are: paintings, sculptures, panels, giclees, photographs, furniture and accessories specially designed with style, quality and unique signature by the artists we represent.
We create opportunities in different formats  of events for artists from different countries in order to promote cultural exchange. Further, we provide consultancy for artists interested in building or improving their careers.
For enquiries about SAPHIRA STUDIO please contact Alcinda Saphira

INTERNATIONAL ARTS COALITION is an independent group of artists working with a culturally diverse network. Its goal is to help and share opportunities among the artistic community through exhibitions, performances, workshops, events and social gatherings. 
For enquiries about NTERNATIONAL ART
S COALITION contact Antonio Oliveira

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 6:00p.m.
MC Gallery
549 West 52nd Street, 8th Floor (btw. 10th and 11th Aves)
New York, NY 10019

Curators: Alcinda Saphira (NY), Antonio Oliveira (NY) and Vania Ferro (BR)

Production Team: Alcinda Saphira
Antonio Oliveira
Fernanda Pereira
Gustavo Braga
Irene Nunes
Vania Ferro
Electronic Newsletter and Website Design: Gustavo Braga 
Invitation Design: Liz Carvalho

Music: Rubens Salles