Smael Vagner Brings the Circus to Town

By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Smael Vagner, the Carioca painter responsible for some of the city's most intriguing street art, brings the circus experience to the walls of Inox Gallery starting tomorrow, October 25th in Shopping Cassino. The collection, comprised of eight new paintings, is exhilarating, prompting the same surge of youthful curiosity that the sight of a multicolored big top still commands, no matter how "grown-up" the viewer has become.

The exhibition opens just days after Rio's most celebrated circus, Lapa arts venue Circo Voador (Flying Circus), which actually started . . .

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