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2019 Lakou NOU | BUSINESS SAVVY ARTISTS by Marie Saint-Cyr

08.15.19

Tasha Banner

Marie E. Saint-Cyr (Flatbush) is a visual artist whose work explores how we interact within imagined space by juxtaposing interior and exterior spaces. As a young Haitian-American artist, the colors in Saint-Cyr’s paintings evoke the charm and vibrancy of Caribbean pastorals alongside the urgency and layered energy of urban landscapes. Marie migrated to the United States from Haiti at the age of eight and creates her art in Wyandanch, New York. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence, Italy and has traveled and studied art throughout Europe.

Marie’s project, Business Savvy Artists: Haitian Creativity as a Community Asset, will focus on investing in the industry knowledge and professional development of Haitian artists based in Flatbush. Saint-Cyr’s project aims to equip artists with knowledge of available resources and tools that increase the capacity of Flatbush artists to manage their art practice as a business and create economic and artistic opportunities for themselves, such as putting together a portfolio, developing exhibitions, creating their own residencies, and understanding the unique value they have to offer from their art practice.

She hopes to shift perception of the Haitian community’s view that the creative field is an unstable career choice. Targeting a mixed group of artist stakeholders for series of workshops fusing art-making and trainings education, this project will engage: high school students, offering more aware of the various careers available in the arts; assist college art students in strategizing how to get experience in the degree they are pursuing; and will provide visual artists tools and resources to aid them in sustaining a successful art practice. 

If you are interested in participating in Business Savvy Artists, please contact Marie Saint-Cyr at saintcyrartstudio [at] gmail.com

Current activity dates include:

Rites of Passage: Leadership Development & Cultural Heritage Workshop

Rites of Passage: Leadership Development & Cultural Heritage Workshops

We are excited to share that one of our 2019 Lakou NOU Artist, Marie E. Saint-Cyr, will be partnering with Ifetayo during the Ifetayo Summer Intensives (ISI).⁣

This workshop will focus on providing youths (ages 13-19) with a deeper understanding of various careers available in the arts, and also a better understanding of the paid resources available to assist them as they pursue a career in the arts.⁣⁣

The Ifetayo Summer Intensives (ISI) is a 6-week intensive series running from July 8th to August 16th providing holistic & fun cultural arts educational enrichment activities for youth and adults. Weekly workshops will include young boys empowerment; teen personal & professional development; and more

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 17th | 4:30-6:30pm
LOCATION: Brooklyn Commons | 495 Flatbush Avenue
ADMISSION: Registration is free but RSVP required | https://bit.ly/2XFO1KE⁣⁣

 

More activity dates coming soon!

 

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2019 Lakou NOU | KONÈKTIF by Jonathan Michel

08.01.19

Jonathan Michel (East Flatbush) is a Haitian-American bassist, composer and arranger. Along with his work on the local Philadelphia and New York scenes, Jon has spent much of the past few years touring and serving residencies around the world. Born in the USA to Haitian Immigrant parents, he has spent time studying Black American, Western Classical and African music. Jon describes his voice as an exploration between cultures, technique and tradition. While each musical opportunity presents unique challenges, goals and lessons, his aim remains the same: to honor the masters of the music and to share his Haitian culture.  

In 1977 after getting married, Jonathan Michel’s parents Joseph and Marie moved into an apartment on Crown St and Utica Ave. 40 years later, shortly after getting married, Jon and his wife moved into an apartment on Rutland Rd and Troy Ave, unknowingly  just a few blocks from where his parents began their family life.  

“My goal in this residency to to inform and educate myself and others about our roots in EF as Haitian Americans, as well as to show the elders that we are a continuation of their work.” 

Through his Lakou NOU project, Michel will explore the roots of the Haitian community in EF through personal connection and the experiences of EF residents. Konèktif will open the dialogue between generations and help unlock the potential that dialogue can bring towards strengthening our community. 

Konèktif will activate East Flatbush as a site for intergenerational relationship building through outdoor performances, conversations and folk music shared by Haitian elders, and a public performance of community archived Haitian music and song shared by an intergenerational band comprised of professional musicians and East Flatbush community members. 

If you are interested in participating in Konèktif, please contact Jonathan Michel at jonmichelmusic [at] gmail.com 

Stay tuned for upcoming Konèktif event dates!

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Contemporary Photography Exhibition featuring Haiti-based artists

04.12.18

Copy of Photo Exhibit Promo 1

Contemporary Photography Exhibition featuring Haiti-based artists, curated by HaitiXNY artist Maksaens Denis 
May 31 – July 1

Selebrasyon! is New York City’s only festival dedicated to the promotion of the highest caliber film, dance, music, literature, and visual art of Haiti and its Diaspora. Haiti Cultural Exchange’s 3rd Biennial celebration will bring artists and diverse communities together to experience Haitian culture, its creative foundations, and its powerful legacy.
This year, HCX is pleased to announce that seven Haiti-based photographers will be submitting their work for an outdoor exhibition as part of Selebrasyon! programming. Curated by Maksaens Denis, the participating artists are: Josué Azor, Edine Celestin, Noiredelatour, Sébastien Denis, Fabienne Douce, Pierre Michel Jean, and Georges Harry Rouzier.

Their work will be on view at the following Brooklyn Queens Land Trust Gardens from May 31 – July, 1, 2018. Open garden hours are varied; more details TBA.

Featured Gardens include: 

Greene Garden
2 S Portland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
 
Rogers/Tilden/Veronica Garden
2601-2603 Tilden Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226
**Open Hours:
—Monday – Tuesday: 10am-5pm
—Saturday: 10am-7pm
—Wednesday – Thursday: 5-8pm
 
Q Gardens Community Farm
70 E 18th St, Brooklyn, NY 11226
**Open Hours:
—Saturday: 12-2pm
—Sunday: 2-4pm
—Wednesday: 6:30-8pm
—First Friday Each Month: 6 to 8pm
 
Westbrook Memorial Garden
1233 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11216

 

Photo Exhibit Promo 1 (1)

RSVP HERE
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HCX will also be planning several other events in conjunction with the this exhibition:

Opening of Contemporary Photography Exhibition featuring Haiti-based artist, Josué Azor
Date/Time: Thursday, May 31st | 5 – 8pm
Rogers/Tilden/Veronica Place Garden | 2601-2603 Tilden Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226

Yon Moman Sou Plas| Day Atis Angaje Conversations in Brooklyn Gardens in collaboration with Brooklyn Queens Land Trust and Lakou NOU Resident Artists
Monday, June 11th | 1pm | Westbrook Memorial Garden| 1233 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Sunday, June 17th | 1pm | Greene Garden| 2 S. Portland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Click here to learn more: haiticulturalx.org/selebrasyon

selebrasyon_logo

Selebrasyon! is New York City’s only festival dedicated to the promotion of the highest caliber film, dance, music, literature, and visual art of Haiti and its Diaspora. Haiti Cultural Exchange’s 3rd Biennial celebration will bring artists and diverse communities together to experience Haitian culture, its creative foundations, and its powerful legacy.

This year, HCX is pleased to announce that six Haiti-based artists will be participating in Selebrasyon! programming. This is all thanks to the support we have received for our HaitiXNY initiative, which aims to bring more artists from Haiti to present their work.

Download the Selebrasyon! Event List.

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Ann Pale featuring Haiti-based artist Josué Azor

04.12.18

Selebrasyon Ann Pale 2018 - Josue

Ann Pale featuring Haiti-based artist Josué Azor  

Join us for the opening of a specially curated photographic installation, hosted in partnership with the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust. The event will feature a special conversation with participating photographer Josué Azor.

Date/Time: Thursday, May 31st | 5 – 8pm
Location: Rogers/Tilden/Veronica Place Garden | 2601-2603 Tilden Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226

RSVP HERE

Featured Artist:
Josue Azor, born in 1986, is a self-taught photographer. He has been traveling around Haiti since 2008, to merge his passion for photography and his appreciation of Haitian practices. His work has been exhibited regularly in Haiti, at the Brazil-Haiti Cultural Centre, the French Institute, and Fondasyon Konesans ak Libete (FOKAL). Internationally, his works have been exhibited in Rome, Italy (2010), Montréal, QC, Canada (2011), Durham, NC, USA (2015).

selebrasyon_logo

Selebrasyon! is New York City’s only festival dedicated to the promotion of the highest caliber film, dance, music, literature, and visual art of Haiti and its Diaspora. Haiti Cultural Exchange’s 3rd Biennial celebration will bring artists and diverse communities together to experience Haitian culture, its creative foundations, and its powerful legacy.

This year, HCX is pleased to announce that six Haiti-based artists will be participating in Selebrasyon! programming. This is all thanks to the support we have received for our HaitiXNY initiative, which aims to bring more artists from Haiti to present their work.

Download the Selebrasyon! Event List.

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