Monday, March 13, 2017

The Milagro Center Celebrates Haitian Heritage with The Arts!

Le Nubian Dance Inc
The Milagro Center lives within the heart of Delray Beach. Smack dabbed in a community some have even referred to as a "Lil Haiti". Fully aware, The Blueprint Gallery coordinator Nicole Escalera had a goal to bring about an exhibition highlighting Haitian culture and more. Reaching out to Haitian American artist and curator Jason "JaFleu" Fleurant to help make it so.

On Friday, March 10th The Blueprint Gallery became alive with the sounds and works influenced by Haiti. Music by Haitian legends such as Kompa heavy weights Carimi, T-Vce to Hip-Hop super stars The Fugees filled the room as DJ Fresh had feet moving to his vibe. The delectable smell of freshly made griot sent stomachs in a frenzy craving the taste made by one of the parents of the students that attend The Milagro Center.





Artist: Tracy Guiteau
Photographer: Lawrence Jean-Louis
Eyes were filled with fascination, amazement, curiosity and adoration as crowds of art lovers took in the works that displayed the perspective of the Tracy Guiteau, Delray's very own McKinson Souveran and Miami based emerging talent Felix Wendy were in attendance sharing the meaning and inspirations behind their creations. Photography by Lawrence Jean-Lous & new comer Farha Pierre as well as mystic painting stemming from the realm of voodoo by  Mackenson Jean completed the exhibition.
world through Haitian artists' art. Artists

Artist: McKinson Souveran


Artist: Felix Wendy
All that were in attendance were treated to performances that were sure to make Haitian ancestors proud. Poet Flose Boursiquot read words that spoke to the hearts of little girls from her first book of poetry "Close Your Eyes, Now Breathe" which was flying of the tables from sales. Le Nubian Dance Inc transported everyone within the gallery to the island while fully decked out in carabella outfits (two of which donated by Women Mastermind) with a routine that ended with roaring applause as they graciously moved to the music! Exhibit Treal's JaFleu The Artist closed out the evening performances, forsaking the mic to bellow out two of his spoken word pieces. Leaving it back to DJ Fresh to takeover and get the place jumping!










The Milagro Center's first Haitian Art exhibition was an successful opening night! The most precious of sight was the art of inspiration and joy that filled the children in attendance. As they dance, met the artists and got to pick their brains!

The exhibit is running until early May. The response from the opening and requests for another event may even lead to a closing reception. Stay tuned for details on that possibility.

To visit the "Haitian Heritage" Art Exhibit during The Blueprint Gallery's normal operational times contact The Milagro Center : 561-279-2970 or email Nicole Escalera: nescalera@milagrocenter.org.

To continue to help support Exhibit Treal please visit and donate to our www.gofundme.com/exhibittreal

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Artists Debut Trealness at Lake Worth Street Painting Festival


Artist Tracy Guiteau kneels over her completed piece.
During the one of South Florida's biggest event.. The Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, Exhibit Treal was given a great opportunity by Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery to provide artist an opportunity to let their art speak for them.



Artist:
Guiteau Art
Ashley Dias
Frances Salbarrey
Vanessa Norman
KYTA BEEZ MEDIA
Alyrical Art
QueenPeace Creations
Turtle Got Art Gallery
Nicole Galluccio




The group of artist's representing Exhibit Treal had little to no experience and all accepted the challenge to not only create beautiful art in the park spots outside of Common Ground, The Bamboo Room & Excelsior Comics but to create pieces with a message. And so they did that and beyond during the 2 day festival. Creating works that address water pollution, NoPal, Saving the Bees and imagery singing the praises of Black Women.






Face with the issue of a empty space the group came up with the idea of creating "The People's Piece" named by KYTA. Exhibit Treal is known for letting guest creatively sign canvas at shows so the floor was literally open for the crowd to also become part of the festival.




It was an amazing time for Exhibit Treal 's Street Painting debut. Here are what some of the artists have to say:






Ending March 3rd
Artist's Showcase of the Palm Beaches x Exhibit Treal "Black Gold" BHM Art Exhibit




Opening March 10th
The Blueprint Gallery x Exhibit Treal
"Haitian Heritage" Exhibit