La Lucha: Quisqueya & Haiti One Island Art Exhibit
6 – 27 February 2015
Opening Reception (admission free)
6 February, 6 to 9 pm
Rio’s Penthouse Gallery
10 Fort Washington Ave
New York, NY 10032
Between West 159th and West 160th St
The exhibition, La Lucha: Quisqueya & Haiti, One Island, is a collective visual art exhibition Organized and curated by Yelaine Rodriguez, that aims to bring together artists from both the Dominican Republic and Haiti, in order to educate its viewers on the history and present day state of both countries. Presented in collaboration with Haiti Cultural Exchange, the exhibit will open 6 February 2015 and feature performances by Haitian and Dominican musicians and will run through 27 February 2015.
Twenty-seven artists from different age groups, backgrounds, and ethnicities will be featured. “The Intention behind La Lucha: Quisqueya & Haiti, One Island was to create a Communication Bridge that would link together both cultures. As visual creatures, it was just natural to use art as the main source to connect two sides of an Island that has been separated for too long,” Rodriguez noted. This exhibition will expand into the community by providing panel discussions and performances curated in collaboration with Haiti Cultural Exchange’s Executive Director, Régine M. Roumain.
Exhibited Artists: Alex Guerrero, Anthony Louis-Jeune, Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez, Donald Giovany, Francks Deceus, Jean-Patrick Icart Pierre, Jennie Santos, Jonathan Schmidt, Jules Joseph, Klode, Maria Monegro, Mc Alexander Ciceron, Miguel Luciano, Monica Lapaz, Moo-Hyun Chung, Nadine Lafond, Natalia Olivares, Pepe Coronado, Polibio Diaz, Rider Urena, Sable E. Smith, Saul Jean-Charles, Scherezade Garcia, Shakespeare Guirand, Sophia Domeville, Stephanie Rodriguez, Yelaine Rodriguez.
Closing Reception (admission free)
27 February 2015
Announcement adapted from Haiti Cultural Exchange website. Additional information may be found on the event Facebook page.