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A Day with Romero Britto

by Farah Abou Maita - Apr 24,2017

A Day with Romero Britto

In an atmosphere of art and colors, Teach For Lebanon welcomed the Brazilian artist Romero Britto at Haigazian University on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. Forty students from different Lebanese schools, where Teach For Lebanon Fellows teach, participated in the painting workshop.

 Romero Britto is an international artist who uses vibrant, bold and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. Britto's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Teach For Lebanon, Dr. Youssef El Khalil, welcomed Romero and Mr. Thomas Abraham, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at “The Anthony Abraham Foundation”.

Romero started the workshop by introducing himself and talking about the challenges he faced on his way to fame. His love for colors inspired him to pour his heart into art that he considers “too important not to share”. Together with the students, Romero drew and colored beautiful paintings that expressed love and collaboration. Romero encouraged the students to express themselves and stand for their dreams no matter how hard the challenges they face.

Romero spent two hours with the students asking and answering questions, painting, taking photos and dancing. The students had the opportunity to talk and paint with him. Two students gave Romero two paintings of their own. One of the paintings reflected the beautiful nature of Lebanon, while the other was inspired from Romero’s drawing technique. The Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Salyne El Samarani, thanked Romero Britto for his valuable participation and his big heart.

The students enjoyed their time with the inspirational artist and left with smiles on their faces and hope in their hearts.

Where We Work

Antelias Public School

Mount Lebanon- Antelias
Florida

Number of fellows: 1

students: 600

refugees: 600

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