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“My Haiti” Exhibition Reception
April 19 @ 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm
AYITI PAM NAN” is a movement of positive messages through art work and visual displays to showthe beauty of Haiti. “My Haiti” is the name chosenfor this show as an initiative to elicit a positive response to recent statements by U.S. leadership concerning Haiti and Africa.
“AYITI PAM NAN,” with young Haitian artists, combines the politics, culture and colors of their native Haiti to produce astonishing multi-media contemporary works of art. Acrylics and brilliant inks are used to capture the eye and imagination of the casual viewer, inviting them into the heart and soul of AYITI (Haiti).
We invite you to a reception for “AYITI PAM NAN” on Thursday, April 19th from 4:45 pm to 7:00 pm at the Hubert Library. RSVP at go.fiu.edu/myhaitireception.
Program will include:
- Music by noted saxophonist and South Florida Jazz Hall of Famer Joe Donato
- Introduction of artists by Alexandra De Lara
- Curated tour of art
- Presentation of the community’s submissions to the “My Haiti” project, including video interviews and reading of the poems and reflections
About the Artists
Teeyah was on September 1974 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Her desire to paint started after the 2010 Haitian earthquake when she lost her mother and many friends. In 2011 she began her training in drawings, charcoal, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic techniques. During a 2016 exhibition, she met PASKO (Pierre Pascal Merisier), a renowned Haitian artist who curated her solo exhibition in December 2016. Teeyah also participated in many of his visual art and creative exploration workshops. Teeyah is a student at the Museum of Modern Art while continuing her studies, experiments, and research in abstractions at PASKO’s studio.
Vladymir Acloque (born in 1981, Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is a Miami-based multimedia artist whose disciplines include pointillism, sculpture, spray, oil, and acrylic painting. Gifted from an early age and constantly in search of new artistic methods, Vladymir ushers the viewer into a world of cultural diversity and the stream of everyday life. His artwork is notable for its perfect finish and tactile nature, often using themes reflecting basic living elements. Created as originals, his artwork is painted entirely by hand. Vladymir’s collections develop forms that are based on subjective associations, intended to incite alternative interpretations of his vision. He welcomes you to experience his art.
Exhibition sponsors include the FIU Libraries, the FIU Student Programming Council, the NAIF Arts Institute, and Tande Koze Internet Radio.