By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Robert Fraher, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin–Stout, is spending his sabbatical exploring Brazil.

Through two separate artist residencies at Despina in Rio de Janeiro and the International Brazilian Opera Company in Brasília, he is hoping to bring together material for a body of work that reflects his interest in urban Brazilian culture. The work is intended to investigate similarities and differences between the historical and the contemporary.

“The focus of my time in Rio, as well as next month in Brasilia, has been to acquire photos . . .

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