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Opening Reception • Voices & Visions: Artists of Haiti

By New Arts Program

Jan 04, 2021
In cooperation with Promart Haiti, New Arts Program is commemorating the 11th anniversary of the January 12, 2010, earthquake that devastated much of Haiti with this expansive exhibition and sale of original paintings curated by artist/poet Patricia Goodrich.The depth and diversity of Haitian art is deep and wide, ranging from impressionist landscapes, to realist portraits, to the unique Saint Soleil (voodoo) movement.

Voices & Visions honors the talent and resilience of Haiti’s artists who because of their vision and artwork elevate the lives of others along with their own. Among those exhibiting are internationally renown artists Marie Jose Nadal (-Gardere), co-author of La Peinture Haitienne, a seminal book about Haitian art of the 1930s and 1940s; naive painter Gerard Fortune (193?-2019); and senior San Soleil artists Levoy Exil, Payas (Pierre Sylvan Augustin) and Maxan Jean-Louis.

Most of 47 artists represented here live in the Port au Prince region. Many are members of the post-earthquake formed group Promart Haiti founded by artist/diplomat Patrick Cauvin. In addition to making and exhibiting their own works, members hold art workshops for Haitian children.
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Exhibiting artists:
Demesmin Cabrini
Mario Calixte
Patrick Cauvin
Frantz Charlemagne
Sabrina Chauvet
Berthley Christr
Jean-Claude Damas
Mackenley Darius
Jackson Day
Patsye Delatour
Amerlin Delinois
Melchiade Domond
Carl Sonel Dorsainvil
Martial Edouard
Fernande Eliassaint
Levoy Exil
Smith Flambert
Gerard Fortune
Veronica Frisch
Oliver Ganthier
Pierre Jameson
Jhonny Jean
Jasmine Jean-Louis
Maxan Jean-Louis
Evens Josue LaRoche
Garry Laurent
Nadine Laurent
Arnoux Lobe
Emile Louisius
Jean Mitho Merancien
Daphne Meyer
Marie Jose Nadal
Aime Olphie-Rosa
Lilika Papagrigorian
Payas (Pierre Sylvain Augustin)
Magaly Pelissier
Jean Renel Pierre- Louis
Nazite Pierre-Louis
Piracasso (Durand Petizil)
Eriveaux Prospere
Herby Reveil
Nesly Richard
P.L. Richi
James Rippoire
Augustin Rousseau
Tessia Theodore
Alix Xavier

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