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Diálogo & Café

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Save the date! Season launch: TRANSFORM 2024-2025


We invite all to join us on Friday, June 14th at 10:00am for Diálogo & Café, a conversation about the creative process and public art with Lisbon street artist, Bordalo II, and Michael Benevides, Fabric Arts Festival Founder (and co-owner at Portugalia Marketplace). The event will include a performance by members of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (NBSO) featuring a compilation of Portuguese pieces. Also joining us as a special guest is Sarah Jane Mulvey, New Bedford’s Poet Laureate. 

This all-ages, free event will launch DATMA’s 6th season of art and programming. As a thank you to our attendees, we will be providing complimentary coffee and lite fair. After the artist talk, a curator led walking tour of DATMA’s newest public art exhibitions will take place. We appreciate if you would hold the date and time as we finalize event details. The location will be in historic downtown New Bedford. Per DATMA’s mission, all activities are free and designed for all-ages.

Kindly RSVP here  to help our staff provide correct quantities of chairs & yummy coffee.


About the Artist:
Bordalo II (Lisbon, Portugal) is a street artist known for his unique and impactful artwork that conveys powerful environmental messages through his creations. His work often centers around the concepts of excessive production and consumption, wherein he assembles discarded materials, such as old car parts, scrap metal, and plastic waste, to sculpt thought-provoking animal portraits. By giving life to animals using the very materials responsible for habitat destruction, Bordalo II highlights the urgent need for environmental conservation and waste reduction.


June 14
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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