Artist Francisco Laranjo


Artist Francisco Laranjo

Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.

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Approved Cultural Event

   Francisco Laranjo (b. Lamego, Portugal, 1955) finished the Fine Art Degree

at the School of Fine Arts, Porto, in 1978. He conducted his post-graduate

    studies in Portugal, The Netherlands and Egypt, as a scholar of the Calouste

Gulbenkian Foundation (1981–83) and the Portuguese National Research

Board. Laranjo was also a scholar of the Goethe Institute in Dresden,

Germany (2000). He is an Associate Professor and Director of the School of

Arts of the University of Porto, and has been a guest lecturer in many

universities and academies in cities such as Bilbao, Ottawa, Calgary, Daegu,

Sheffield, Manchester, Istanbul, Alexandria, Sofia, Paris and São Paulo.

He has done both solo and group exhibitions since 1979 in Portugal, The

Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Canada, India, China, South Korea, Brazil,

amongst other countries.


Francisco Laranjo is at Winthrop as part of the Erasmus Mobile+2 Exchange Project in

collaboration with the University of Porto.


Adjunct Professor Eliana Arenas O’Neil Wins ACC Title!


Over the weekend Adjunct Professor Eliana Arenas O’Neil won an ACC title! Professor O’Neil is the latest recipient of the American Craft Council Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award of Excellence for her work in the Atlanta American Craft Show. The Atlanta, St. Paul, Baltimore, and San Francisco American Craft Shows are juried marketplaces that feature extraordinary work by more than 1,500 of the country’s most talented craft artists.


Professor O’Neil’s jewelry relies on traditional metalsmithing techniques paired with innovative surface design to create jewelry that is sleek, lightweight, best of all – fun to wear!  CONGRATS ELI!  To see some of Eli’s work, follow her on Instagram @eliarenasjewelry. For more information on where to find Eli’s work email: