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May 2011

Gallery C in Raleigh, NC, Features Exhibit of Haitian Works

Gallery C in Raleigh, NC, will present the exhibit, Haiti Survives!, featuring works from the island of Haiti, on view from May 5 through June 15, 2011. A reception will be held on May 5, from 7-9pm.

Art flourished in the small island nation of Haiti prior to the catastrophic earthquake in January of 2010, despite previous years of social and political upheaval on this troubled Caribbean island. Artists continued to paint as if, by their combined efforts, they could create a safer and more stable homeland for their people. Styles varied and subjects spoke to a rich artistic heritage that has been nourished by outsiders since the 1950s. Young artists joined the ranks of the two generations that preceded them; taking the lessons they had been taught and gave us newer and bolder art that spoke of their unique talent and innovation.

This special exhibition at Gallery C will feature over 60 works from three generations of Haitian painters. These paintings are among the few surviving pieces from an island wrecked by natural disaster. The paintings reveal a passionate love for simple island life. Artists young and old have created moving images of markets and villages, fishermen and farmers, with the overall colors and rhythms of the country. Alongside these are fantasy artists, whose surreal, symbolic works reflect deeply held spiritual beliefs and a therapeutic escape from the rough island realities.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 919/828-3165 or visit (

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