Exhibit by Haitian-born artists recalls devastating earthquake
Posted on January 13, 2014 |Essex County
CALDWELL — Caldwell College is hosting an exhibit titled “Haiti 01-12-2010 We Remember” in its Visceglia Gallery.
The show is curated by AYITISTIK, a group of Haitian-born artists affected by the earthquake that devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. The exhibit consists of more than 30 works, including paintings, mixed-media, collage and sculpture.
Featured artists include Jerry M.C. Georges, Jean P. Blaise, Mona Coichy Haigler, Jean Richard Coachy, Francisco Gervais, Joseph Thony Moise and Claude Dominique.
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CALDWELL—The Visceglia Gallery at Caldwell College will present “Haiti 01-12-2010We Remember,” an art exhibition commemorating the four-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that shook the island nation. The exhibit is curated by West Orange based artist Jean Claude Dominique, a member of Haitian-born artist group “Ayitistik.” The gallery will be open Monday through Friday from9a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 2-5p.m. and by appointment. An opening reception will be held Jan. 12 from 3–7 p.m. For all appointments, call Dominique at(862) 250-4393. According to Catholic News Service, the earthquake claimed 316,000lives while displacing an estimated 1.5 million people.“Haiti 01-12-2010 We Remember” honors a country hit by a catastrophe and is a reminder of how much needs to be done to prevent such a disaster from occurring at such a magnitude in the future. Dominique’s work is featured along with “Ayitistik” artists; Jerry M.C. Georges, Jean P. Blaise, Mona Coichy Haigler, Jean Richard Coachy, Francisco Gervais and Joseph Thony Moise. Their powerful art-works confront hardships and the unsettled aftermath of the event.
Mother and Child by: Jean P. Blaise
Consisting of more than 30 works, including painting, mixed-media, collage and metal sculptures, the exhibition offers an honest and compelling response to Haiti’s ongoing predicament.
The Visceglia Art Gallery is the centerpiece of visual culture for faculty, staff and students at Caldwell College and the surrounding community. It is also the proving grounds for students earning a bachelor’s degree and bachelor of fine arts degree in the art department. Three to four exhibitions per year presenting a wide variety of works in all media from both nationally and regionally recognized artists are offered. The primary goal of exhibition content is education. Work by contemporary artists as well as historical and cultural art and artifacts are featured together with panel discussions to examine the exhibition’s purpose. Frequently featured subjects engage discussion on current issues in the arts or address key aspects of the art department’s curriculum. This format not only highlights the concerns presented in the art- work, but broadens individual viewpoints by emphasizing the relevancy of visual art to both students and the community. In this way the gallery offers a wide range of visual media and exhibitions that serve a broad audience.
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Revisit Haiti devastation through Caldwell art exhibit
Caldwell – The Visceglia Gallery at Caldwell College is presenting “Haiti 01-12-2010 We Remember,” an exhibition curated by Ayitistik, a group of Haitian-born artists who have been deeply affected by the earthquake that devastated their homeland four years ago on Jan. 12, 2010.
The exhibit runs from Jan. 9 to Jan. 24. An opening reception will be held Jan. 12 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Their artworks confront hardships and the unsettled aftermath of that event. Consisting of more than 30 works by established artists, including painting, mixed-media, collage and metal sculptures, this exhibition offers an honest and compelling response to Haiti’s ongoing predicament.
“Haiti 01-12-2010 We Remember” honors a country that was taken by surprise when an earthquake hit and is a reminder of what happened and of how much needs to be done to prevent such a disaster from occurring at such a magnitude in the future. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives during that tragedy.
Artists featured in this exhibition include: Jerry M.C. Georges, Jean P. Blaise, Mona Coichy Haigler, Jean Richard Coachy, Francisco Gervais, Joseph Thony Moise and Jean Claude Dominique.
The Visceglia Gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and by appointment.
For all appointments call Jean Claude Dominique at 862-250-4393.
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