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Art Events in Broward Honor Haitian Cultural Heritage Month

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Russell,Candice (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Apr 23-Apr 29, 2004
Coral Gables, FL
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Haiti, Caribbean, Culture, Black culture, Minority & ethnic groups, Art exhibits, Art, Museum exhibits
Collectively, these works, done in a burned-looking technique called 'soleil brulé', spell out Haiti. While visiting his daughters, who live in Inverrary, TIGA proudly displayed stacks of the paintings - each different and haunting, each either spiritual or personal portrayals of Haitian vodou gods and goddesses or his beloved relatives. Haiti through the lens of a camera is portrayed in "Haiti: Land of Contrasts," from May 7 to 29, at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. It features the images of Roberto Stephenson, author of Les Interiors d'Haiti, and Daniel Kedar, whose books include Reflections, Haiti from Above, and Portrait of a Country. The final event of the month takes place at 7 p.m. on May 22 at the Broward County Main Library, when Dr. Alex Stepick will speak on "Perception of the Haitian Profile." He'll be followed by another lecturer, Terry Rey of Florida International University, who'll discuss "Religion and Politics in Haitian History."