A quest for Identity

From the 15th of March to the 31st of May, the Haitian-American Institute will host a major art exhibition on the theme "Interpretative Identity" at its premises on the corner of rue Saint-Cyr and Capois. This exhibition will bring together a dozen artists: Malou Cadet, Rachel Castera, Annick Duvivier, Geneviève Lahens, Chantel Jean, Solanges Jolicoeur, Claude Maximilien, Daphney Meyer, Yolande Montas, Valérie Noisette, Edelyne Raymond, and Rachel Scott

Publié le 2015-03-05 | lenouvelliste.com

llThis exhibition is an attempt to explain and interpret what constitutes the essence of Haitian identity. On the same occasion, Marie Alice Theard, gallery owner and art historian, will speak on art in Haiti. This will be followed by the sale signing of her book “Présence féminine dans l'art haïtien” on Wednesday, April 9th. Malou Cadet, also known as Marie Lucie Mathieu Cadet, is a graduate of the Mayer School of Fashion Design. She has worked with choreographers such as Vivianne Gauthier, Jeanguy Saintus, Régine Cadet, Régine Mont-Rosier Jolicoeur, and Karol-Anne Vilaire After working alongside painter Jean Néhémy in 1972, Rachel Castera held her first exhibition in 1973 at the Art Centre. Subsequently, she held exhibitions at Festival Arts, MUPANAH, and in the United States of America and France. Annick Duvivier is a rising figure of Haitian art. The former student of the renowned Haitian painter Ralph Allen, she was a curator at the Festival Arts Gallery alongside Marie Alice Theard in Pétion-Ville. Genevieve Lahens has an art studio in Montreal. An engineer by training, she graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, it was not until 1992 that she embraced the career as a painter during a group exhibition at the Galerie Afrah in Thomassin. Solanges Jolicoeur is an artist who has devoted herself to painting since 1990. Self-taught, she has exhibited in Haiti, the United States, and Canada. Valerie Noisette, a Haitian-American designer, is the organizer of exhibitions with the "Kolektif 509". Daphney Meyer is a Haitian painter and sculptor born in Port-au-Prince in 1966. She has taken courses in graphic arts at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida and fine arts at the University of Quebec (Montreal). She has exhibited her work in Haiti at Festival Arts and abroad in places such as the International Caribbean Art Fair in New York. Rachelle Scott is passionate about painting. Her teachers were Solange Gentil and Jean-Claude Garoute, also known as Tiga. She has participated in exhibitions in Spain, Haiti, and Argentina. Article by Dieulermesson Petit Frere Translated from Le Nouvelliste

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