Haiti en Couleur
The Many Facets of Haitian Art Through the Eyes and Experiences of Ayitistik
WHEN: The exhibit will be on display through Sunday, October 28. The galleries will be open one hour prior to Luna Stage performances (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm and Sundays from 2:00-3:30pm) and by appointment
WHERE: West Orange Arts Center at 551 Valley Road, and at Gallery Pink (directly above Luna Stage), West Orange
The West Orange Arts Council, together with Gallery Pink, will host Haiti en Couleur, an art exhibit of the artists from the group AYITISTIK: Mona Coichy Haigler, Jean Richard Coachy, Jean P. Blaise, Jerry M.C. Georges, Marc A. Gaston, and Jean C. Dominique.
The exhibit is intended to give the viewer a taste of the many facets of Haitian art through the eyes and experiences of the artists. One of the missions of Ayitistik is to promote Haitian art and artists locally nationally and abroad through exhibition of its member's work and maintain an active, viable art presence in the community. "Our land is one of vibrancy or 'Joie de vivre.' We're happy to be alive and through all of our adversities, and are a happy and proud people," said Jean C, Dominique, of AYITISTIK. The exhibit is a prelude to the group's annual exhibit "Haiti: 1-12-2010, We Remember" to be held this winter at Caldwell University commemorating the catastrophic earthquake the country experienced.
The West Orange Arts Council was established in 1998 to cultivate, inspire, and support the arts in West Orange. Area artists and community leaders remain the core of this all-volunteer organization that operates the West Orange Arts Center gallery and gift shop at 551 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ.
Welcome to the West Orange Arts Center! is this year’s exciting year-long celebration of the arts, representing various artists, workshops, exhibits, and activities strives to enhance the lives of the residents of the Township of West Orange and neighboring communities.