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Selebrasyon! :: Dance

05.05.14

Evolution | Revolution : A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Haitian Dance

04_Cumbe_logo_lockupsPresented in collaboration with CUMBE: Center for African & Diasporan Dance, join HCX for a panel discussion with dancers Goussy Célestin and Julio Jean on the evolution of traditional & contemporary dance in Haiti and the Diaspora. Discussion will be followed by a participatory dance demonstration.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 14th, 2014 / 5 – 6:30pm
LOCATION: CUMBE: Center for African & Diaspora Dance, 558 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Map
ADMISSION: Free.

Mutation X062 | Installation & performance by Maksaens Denis

RICH0738Experimental digital and performance artist, Maksaens Denis will perform “Mutation X062” with dancer Gelan Lambert and discuss his career while sharing insights on his digital media technique.

Mutation X062 represents the evolution of Denis’ Mutation X0 series. Hinging on the exponential nature of mutations, the pieces respond to new environments, performers, social or political developments, and advancements in technology.

Maksaens Denis was born in Port-au-Prince. He studied at l’École Supérieure d’Audiovisuel in paris and graduated in 1992. He creates installations that juxtapose video montage and sculpture and has collaborated with choreographers and dancers to bring audiences a different perspective on video. In 2004 & 2011, Denis participated in the Biennale de Cuba and Venice with the exhibit “Haiti Royaume de ce Monde.”

DATE / TIME: Friday, June 20, 2014 / 7 – 9pm.
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St Johns Place Brooklyn, NY 11238 Map
ADMISSION: Free.$10 suggested donation.

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Selebrasyon! Open Studio Tours

05.01.14

Selebrasyon! Open Studio Tours

 

Sunday afternoons throughout Selebrasyon!, view new work by visiting the creative studios of Haitian and Haitian-American artists for an intimate opportunity to discuss their career, style, and inspiration.

May 25

 

Mahalia Stines

Open Studio Hours: 3 – 7pm
Location: 112 2nd Ave, Studio 6, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Map

stines workMahalia Stines is a Haitian-American designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She describes her work as “Brooklyn meets the Tropics.” Creative Director and Designer for her store “Manny’s Sister”, Stines introduces vèvès into her interesting and colorful accessories to fit anyone’s personality and style, tying spirituality to fashion. Stines believes that “what we wear should [tell more] about who we are than the size of our bank accounts. www.artsicle.com/Mahalia-Stines

June 1

 

Eric Girault

Open Studio Hours: 1 – 5pm
Location: 55 Tiemann Place, #49, New York, NY Map

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“My work depicts the humbleness of everyday life. Life is everywhere; sweet, simple, and sincere in direct vibration with nature. The vibration is not only in the market scene of the suburb, on the fishermen’s boats, or on the wharf with the sailors, but lies in a communication that is deeper.”

Eric Girault was born in Jeremie on Haiti’s southern peninsula, on December 4, 1937. Girault is called “The Vibration of Life” for the sensation viewers get from his work. Today, although he only has 25% of his foggy vision left, he continues to be inspired and creates art every day in his studio in New York City. www.ericgiraultstudio.com

June 8

 

Shakespeare Guirand

Open Studio Hours: 1 – 4pm
Location: 36 Troy Avenue, Brooklyn, NY11213 Map

Chemistry (detail)

“As a young prince growing up, a sense of holiness blew over my mind. I always felt with wonder the energies and elements that surround us, so alive in this mystical land. My career as a mysticism artist started in Atlanta, Georgia, where the spirit comes at the end of my brushes. Always engaged, I went to live in Brooklyn, a major turning point in my artistic life.”

Shakespeare Guirand was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. www.shakespeareguirandart.com

Sophia Domeville

Open Studio Hours: 1 – 5pm
Location: Gallery Aferro, 73 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102 Map

Hidden-BeautyA studio arts graduate of The College of New Rochelle, Sophia Domeville is a Haitian American Abstract Expressionist whose usage of expressive colors, textures and collage creates a Universal Language through Abstract Art. Her work can best be described as, “Bold, explosive, and deeply emotional.”

Domeville is a member of an artist collective, “Essential Elements Creative Collective” for Gallery Affero 2014 studio residency program. www.sophiadomeville.com/

June 25

 

Nadïne LaFond

Open Studio Hours: 1 – 5pm
Location: 122 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 Map

nadine totem

“Making art for me starts with moments that immediately strike me as lessons. When the underlying tale begins to emerge, I follow that energy.”

Nadïne LaFond is a Haitian-American painter/mixed media artist working on paper, canvas, wood and found objects, creating images that explore journey and dimension through the layering of symbols. Relying on cues from Nature and personal experiences, her work layers the bird’s eye view and the eye to eye encounter at once. www.artlives.net

Francks Deceus

Open Studio Hours: 1 – 5pm
Location: 122 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 Map

“[The] time period following major social events, crises, upheavals, is particularly interesting to me; because at these crucial moments – those hours, days, weeks or months – we come together, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or class. We are able to respond to each other as human and nothing else. I have always been interested in events and issues that affect large groups of people simultaneously.”

The work is austere and playful in equal measure. The large groupings suggest a particular tension and mystery, yet the figures retain their own individual identity within a complex social structure. www.fdeceusart.com

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Selebrasyon! :: Visual Art

05.01.14

Selebrasyon! Outdoor Art Installation

Engels (photo cred Brian Christopher Sargent) CROP

On view for the duration of the festival, this installation was created for Selebrasyon! with the support of HCX. Engels use of found objects and meshing of movement and medium yield abstract work that evokes ideas of memory and spirituality.

“The “style” is abstract figurative or modern spiritual. It should evoke the feeling of a journey, a movement that you want to hold on to. The spiritual is something you cannot see, hear or touch, you can only feel.”

DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 17 – Monday, June 30
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238 Map

 

Selebrasyon! Open Studio Tours

Sundays throughout Selebrasyon!
Various Locations

View new works at the creative studios of various Haitian and Haitian-American artists for an intimate opportunity to discuss their career, style, and inspiration. More info…

 

Mutation X062 | Installation & performance by Maksaens Denis

RICH0738Experimental digital and performance artist, Maksaens Denis will perform “Mutation X062” with dancer Gelan Lambert and discuss his career while sharing insights on his digital media technique.

Mutation X062 represents the evolution of Denis’ Mutation X0 series. Hinging on the exponential nature of mutations, the pieces respond to new environments, performers, social or political developments, and advancements in technology.

Maksaens Denis was born in Port-au-Prince. He studied at l’École Supérieure d’Audiovisuel in paris and graduated in 1992. He creates installations that juxtapose video montage and sculpture and has collaborated with choreographers and dancers to bring audiences a different perspective on video. In 2004 & 2011, Denis participated in the Biennale de Cuba and Venice with the exhibit “Haiti Royaume de ce Monde.”

DATE / TIME: Friday, June 20, 2014 / 7 – 9pm.
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St Johns Place Brooklyn, NY 11238 Map
ADMISSION: Free.$10 suggested donation.

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Selebrasyon! :: About New York’s Celebration of Haitian Art & Culture

04.30.14

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Selebrasyon! will be the first of its kind in New York. This festival will bring Haitian, Caribbean, and wider New York communities together to experience Haitian film, dance, music, literary and visual art in venues across the city!

Beginning on Haitian Flag Day on May 18th during Haitian Heritage Month, and running until the end of June which is Caribbean-American Heritage Month, this festival will present events hosted in collaboration with different organizations, institutions and artists.

Seeking to highlight the dynamic presence of Haitians in New York as well as in Haiti and other parts of the Diaspora, Selebrasyon! will provide opportunities for artists, especially those who are emerging, to share their work and build new audiences.

 

Selebrasyon! Advisory Committee

Buyu Ambroise • Alice Backer • Sabine Blaizin • Manolia Charlotin • Edwidge Danticat Jeffrey Dessources •  Joel Dreyfuss • Ayinde Jean-Baptiste • Carine Jocelyn Lorraine Mangones • Michèle Voltaire Marcelin • Jerry Philogene • Anthonine Pierre Sam Pierre • Barbara Prezeau • Rose Pierre-Louis • Elsie Saint-Louis Jessica St. Vil-Ulysse • Etienne Télémaque • Frantz Voltaire

Selebrasyon! Community Partners

651 Arts | Ann Pale Kreyol | Artists for Peace & Justice | BelTiFi Belle Vue ToursCenter for Traditional Music & Dance | City Lore Cornbread & Cremasse | CUMBE | FiveMyles Gallery | Haiti Cherie Haitian American Caucus | Haitian Recipes  | The Haitian Roundtable  Jaz Enterprise | Konbit Mizik Kiskeácity | Konbit MizikMoCADA My Haiti Travels | National Association of Haitian Professionals New York Women in Television & Film | PEN American Center Thornton Global Strategies | Welcome.us

Selebrasyon! Sponsors

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Emblem health FOKAL
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William Talbott Hillman Foundation
nysca_60px Selebrasyon! is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature.

Selebrasyon! Media Partners

Africulture Africulture  black street media  Brooklyn Reader Logo
 Caribbean American Weekly logo Caribbean Life    CARTER magazine diaspora radio logo
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