Schedule of Events

Week 1

Monday, March 21

5:30 p.m.

Altar dedication for Lasiren, Vodou spirit of the sea

Manbo (Priestess) Marie Evans dedicates an altar installation that incorporates collections of the Haffenreffer Museum and Waterloo Center for the Arts.

Haffenreffer Museum, Manning Hall, Brown University College Green

Waterloo Center for the Arts logo

Tuesday, March 22

4 p.m.

Film Atis Rezistans: The Sculptors of the Grand Rue presented by Jean Herard Céleur and André Eugène

André Eugène and Céleur Jean-Herard, founding members of the collective Atis Rezistans (Artists of Resistance), based in downtown Port-au-Prince, present the documentary Atis Rezistans: The Sculptors of the Grand Rue by Leah Gordon. Discussion with artists follows film.

Smith Buonanno B G12, Brown University

Wednesday, March 23

3:30 p.m.

Opening Ceremony

Pembroke 305

Thursday, March 24

4 p.m.

"When did Haitian Art Begin?" Michel Lerebours Keynote Speech

Haiti’s premier art historian speaks about the immergence of Haitian art after the Haitian Revolution in the early 19th century.

Location: Room 305, Pembroke Hall

6-9 p.m.

Demonstration and Workshop with Atis Rezistans

André Eugène and Céleur Jean-Herard of the Atis Rezistans collective based in downtown Port-au-Prince collaborate with The Steel Yard to present a workshop and demonstration of the art of found-object sculpture. Please reserve your space by submitting this form.

the Steel Yard, 27 Sims Ave, Providence, R.I.

The Steel Yard

Friday, March 25

6-9 p.m.

Workshop with Atis Rezistans

the Steel Yard, 27 Sims Ave, Providence, R.I.

The Steel Yard

Week 2

April 5 & 7-8

5 to 8 pm

Workshop with Myrlande Constant

Artist Myrlande Constant will teach the beading technique she introduced into the tradition of Vodou flags. Please reserve your space by submitting this form.

Rites and Reasons Theater/Africana Studies — Churchill House

April 6

Public conversation between Myrlande Constant and spoken-word poet Gina Ulysse

An open dialogue between and Constant (textile artist) and Ulysse (anthropologist, spoken word and performance artist) on religion, gender and artistic production in Haiti today.

Rites and Reasons Theater/Africana Studies

Week 3

April 11

1 pm

Lunchtime Talk with Gabriel Bien-Aimé

Gabriel Bien-Aimé will speak on his work, which uses oil drums as raw material to create minimalist figurations that call to mind subtle, yet complex narratives about human, spirit, and animal life.

RISD Library Classroom 228

April 11

“Politics in Haiti Today”

Alex Dupuy (Sociologist), Patrick, Sylvain (Writer, Educator) and Nancy Roc (Journalist) speak about the contemporary political terrain of Haiti today, including elections, reconstruction efforts and the role of the international community in Haiti’s future.

Joukowsky Institute

April 13

"Art in the Time of Quakes & Cholera"

Public lecture by Edouard Duval-Carrié

Haiti’s most celebrated contemporary artist will contemplate the making of art in the aftermath of disasters.

Pembroke 305

Week 4

April 18

5 pm

"Gods without Greencards: Haiti, History and the Lwa in the Paintings of Edouard Duval-Carrié and André Pierre"

Curator, ethnographer and writer Cosentino offers a comparative look at Haiti's "Divine Revolution" through the paintings and commentaries of two premier Haitian artists.

talk by Donald Cosentino

Petturuti Lounge

April 20

12-1 pm

“Haiti: At the Crossroads of Surrealism”

Marcus Rediker

Distinguished Professor of History and noted collector of Haitian art Marcus Rediker speaks about the history of Haiti as narrated through its art.

Rites and Reason Theater/Africana Studies Churchill House

April 20

5:00 PM

Closing Ceremony with Edwidge Danticat

Internationally acclaimed author and MacArthur fellow Edwidge Danticat speaks about Haitian art from a literary perspective.

Pembroke 305