ANN APRESYE ZEV ATIS AYISYEN: Let's Appreciate The Works of Haitian Artists

Ali Cultural Arts Center
Apr 21 - Jul 18



Haitian Art has remained faithful to its cultural and social roots outside its territorial limits through artists emotionally and intellectually committed to its identity. These artists, cultural makers, have explored and synthesized national symbols, daily activities, social denunciations and religious traditions with exquisite billing, validating a Haitian art of universal scope. Others have recovered from popular art its rich artisan tradition and have promoted an artistic product of high aesthetic value. All, united in showing from the diaspora a solid, own and living art of their culture.

Celebrating the exploration and synthesis of national symbols, daily activities, social denunciations and religious traditions, this exhibition demonstrates the universal scope of Haitian art. In celebration of Haitian Heritage month, Pompano Beach Arts and the Latin American Arts Pavilion (LAAP) will host an exhibition entitled Feeling the Haitian Art (SANTI ATIZAY AYISYEN AN).

Artist Reception will be held during Live & Local, April 21, 2023 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. click here to register.

Artist Talk will be held May 26th 2023 at 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. click here to register.

Artwork include pieces from the following Artists:

Carl-Philippe Juste

Under the threat of persecution, the Haitian-born artist and his politically active family were forced to flee their homeland in 1965. Settling in Miami’s Haitian community, Juste flourished academically and attended the University of Miami. Since 1991, he has worked as a photojournalist for Miami Herald.

Vladymir Acloque

Born in 1981, in Port-au Prince, Haiti, Acloque is a Miami-based multimedia artist, whose disciplines include pointillism, sculpture, spray, oil and acrylic painting. Gifted from an early age, and in search of new artistic methods, the artist ushers the viewer into a world of cultural diversity and the stream of everyday life.

Cynthia “Teeyah” Zamor

Born in 1974, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Zamor’s desire to paint started after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti when she lost her mother and many friends. In 2011, she began studying drawing, charcoal, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic techniques. During an exhibition in 2016, she met PASKÖ (Pierre Pascal Merisier), a renowned Haitian artist who would go on to curate Zamor’s solo exhibition in December of that same year.

Asser Saint-Val

Saint-Val was born in Haiti and moved to South Florida in 1988 in his teens, and currently lives in Miami. He earned BFAs in painting and graphic design from the New World School of the Arts. He was awarded the South Florida Cultural Consortium Award twice and received the Artist Access Grant and The Diaspora Vibe Cultural Incubator grant, which allowed him to complete a month-long artist residency program in Santiago de Cuba. He is the founder and artistic director of Art in the Sky, a series of multi-sensory interactive public art installations in Miami- Dade County with support from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, and the Board of County Commissioners.

Katiana Jarbath Smith

Smith was born and raised in South Florida after her parents emigrated there from Haiti, and now lives in the West Palm Beach area. Her work sings with the vibrant hues of her heritage, and her paintings, with their bold brush strokes and striking use of color, capture the essence of the people, culture, and history that she holds so dear. The artist presents her work as a powerful expression of the resilience and diversity of the African Diaspora, offering a window into the experiences and perspectives of these communities.

ANN APRESYE ZEV ATIS AYISYEN: Let's Appreciate The Works of Haitian Artists