The Tamarind Institute and the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico hosts Brazilian artist Monica Nador Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the Tamarind Gallery located at 2500 Central Ave. Nador will speak about her career as an inventive and accomplished artist who lives and works in a low income neighborhood near São Paulo, Brazil. 

She was invited to Tamarind to offer a workshop for students participating in Working Classroom's visual arts after school program, which aims to create lithographs and banners that will hang in the two-story window of Tamarind's new building facing Central Avenue, funded by a grant from the City of Albuquerque's Urban Enhancement Trust Fund. 

In Brazil, Nador works closely with the community to create murals on the houses and walls in the neighborhood. She typically uses stencils for these large scale works. In 2013, the clothing line Anthropologie used her vivid designs and colors to create a new line of beach towels, swimwear and wallpaper. 

For more information about the event, visit the Tamarind Institute's website.