Tuesday, May 31, 2016

An Art filled Weekend | Palm Beach Carnival is Coming!

This past weekend Exhibit Treal had back to back shows. Saturday was a the stellar opening for the "Books, Bites & Arts" exhibition during Miss Haiti 2014 Carolyn Desert's Books & Bites South Florida. An event that had a distiguished panel discuss the best seller "The Secret". The three floors of 1310 Gallery was filled with art and beautiful minds.

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The following day, Exhibit Treal was back with their art show and book fair during the RBG's of South Florida's 5th Family Funday and Mini Market at Caribbean Choice. This time there was an added twist, a spelling bee between the youth and adults as well as section of wall space dedicated to Exhibit Treal Youth artworks. The event was a fun and exciting time.

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What's happening next?

Palm Beach Carnival

On June 11, Exhibit Treal will have an "Outdoor Exhibit" at PMOI's 8th Palm Beach Carnival! It will feature art and live art by artists such as Tracy Guiteau, Visualist, Ashley Dias, McKinson Souvereign & more. It's going to be an explosion of all that's amazing about Caribbean life!

Live performances by Bunji Garlin, Eddie Charles, Demarco etc
International foods, games, costumes, bands etc!!!

Purchase your tickets today "Click for Tickets"

Exhibit Treal: "All The Way Up" Books, Bites & Art Closing Reception

On Sunday, June 12 we will be having our closing for our exhibit at 1310 Gallery. Adding to the trealness are performances that will occur on each level at different set times leading all the way to the top floor. Admission is free but we will be taking donations to be blessed to the family of Orville Flynn, an incredible man who recently passed on.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

"Books, Bites & Art" Opening Reception TONIGHT!

We spent yesterday afternoon and well into the evening hanging our exhibition "Books, Bites & Art" at the 1310 Gallery in Fort Lauderdale. 

The exhibition which up on display well into June opens this evening during "Books & Bites" South Florida. The event helmed by 2014's Miss Haiti Carolyn Desert will be discussing the bestseller "The Secret".


View more photos HERE

On social media use the hashtag #ExhibitTrealWeUp tonight.  We'd love to see how you are enjoying it from your POV. 

The event is sponsored by la Societe Du Rhum Barbancourt & veggie bites from Planet Umoja 

Hosted by celebs such as activist and supermodel Tico Armand, Haromink's leader singer MacD and many more. 

$10 Admission that includes cocktails & tapas.

Shop with an assortment of vendors that will be there as well. 

It all begins 5pm til 9pm.

1310 Gallery
1310 SW 2nd Ct, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Friday, May 27, 2016

Art, Books & Spelling Bees! This Memorial Day Weekend + Palm Beach Carnival!

This memorial weeked Exhibit Treal will be giving art LIFE wtth a couple of  great events. The first being this Saturday! Miss Haiti 2014 herself Carolyn Desert's Books & Bites South Florida. Where a collection of open minds will gather together discuss Rhonda Byne's 2005 bestseller "The Secret" while enjoying vegan bites by Planet Umoja and checking out various vendors.

Yet that's not where it stops. Because Exhibit Treal was tapped to curate a pop-up art show coming off the rave reviews of the back to back Saturday's "Artistic Vision" & "From Haiti with Love". The exhibition of art worked created by a group of black artists of various backgrounds and styles will grace the walls of 1310 Gallery and remain up til June 12th.

Come out and meet the artists!

Tracy Guiteau
The Black Dalhia
Candace Day
Felix Wendy
Ishmael Duret
Chire Regan
Channing Lamar
Kyta Beez Media
Mc Kinson Souvreign
Ashley Dias
Orealjinal Desijns

Books & Bites South Florida is Sponsored by La Societe Du Rhum Barbancourt. And hosted by major names such as activist supermodel Tico Armand, Harmonik's lead singer Mac D and many more.

ADMISSION: $10 and includes cocktails and tapas.

Time: 5p - 9p
Location: 1310 Gallery - 1310 SW 2nd Ct, Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Date: Sunday, May 27

Sunday... Exhibit Treal hits you with the Drake "Back to Back" when during the 5th RBG's of South Florida's Family Funday & Mini Market we will be having not only our community book fair and art show but a Spelling Bee!

The "Spell It Out" contest is open to contenders from ages 5 and up are
welcome to join for prizes like art boxes by Orealjinal Desijns and a $50 gift certifcate to a photoshoot by Kyta Beez Media and more.

Along with performances by cast members of Poetry In Motion Productions "Pleasant City" they have accepted the challenge for performing pieces and songs where they have written Alitterations running through the alphabet!

Artwork by 
Tracy Guiteau

Orealjinal Desijns

Young & Treal Artists:
Judah James Powell, 4yrs Old
Elyjah Xavier Fleurant, 7yrs Old

Time: 12p - 5p
Location: Caribbean Choice - 2845 N Military Trl, WPB, FL 
Date: Sunday, May 27

Yesterday, along with CaneTV's Gillian Smart we were interviews on Rivera's Mayor Master's "Wake Up" morning show for Sunday on X102.3. We were there speaking about the upcoming  Palm Beach Carnival 2016! Tickets are a available now www.westpalmbeachcarnival.com

The interview airs Sunday at 6:30am. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

The "Art' of Haitian Pride takes on Miami

The streets of downtown Miami were flooded with a sea of red and blue as the 18th Annual Haitian Compas Festival jammed on! Yet this wasn't the city's only celebration of Haitian Pride. Just a few feet around the corner on the 7th floor of Mindwarehouse Connect's event space was an art exhibit like no other. Exhibt Treal (who's founders Jason "JaFleu" Fleurant & Tracy Guiteau are proud Haitians) had come into town with their own contemporay showcase of works and performances by creatives of Haitian Decent.

With the flag predominately displayed with their banner, the entire 7th floor was transformed. From the moment you stepped out the elevator, an array of emotions and feels smacked your soul. Artwork ranging from artist as such as the very entergtic 4yr old Judah James Powell, who could barely contain his glee! Artist traveled far be apart of the evening such as Mackenson Jean who hailed from Naples for his first ever art showing and Ismael Duret who took the ride down from Jacksonville with family by his side.

Tracy Guiteau

Brenda Presil
Judah James Powell
Ismael Duret
Lawrence Jean-Louis
Belina Wright
Mc Kinson Souverain 
Mackenson Jean
Felix Wendy
Landy Tima

Mindwarehouse's curator Winsome Bolt was astoundish and
beyond proud of how Exhibit Treal put it all together. Upon arrival guest were left speechless at their surroundings. The energy was every bit as live as the festival on Bayfront! As the crowded floated in and around the massive gallery, picking the minds of their favorite artists and debating the meaning behind the works, you could not help but to be honored to be amongst it all and get caught up in the pride.

Art lovers were treated to a set of performances that were LIT and intimate. The 'unplugged' performances drew the listeners closers hanging on every sound. Co-hosted by Empress Prestige & Raa the Virtuoso.. the dynamic duos chemistry has ground leaps and bounds as they performed even filling in or adding each others songs smoothly. An onslaught of poeticly empowering messages came charginig out form Ayiti Bluez, slick mental gymnastics flows of O Solon and a show stopping, life breathing performance by single the return of Cleo J' Adore that many still are raving about!Their was even a special guest performance by founder & curator JaFleu that earned an encore that left him stunned at the request.

The exhibit as provided an oppurtonity for What About The Children in Haiti's founder and board member Esland Berjuste & Chantel J to speak on their new domestic branch "What About The Children at Home?".  Nov 11 the will be having a Teen Summit of which Exhibit Treal will be involved in,

Next up for Exhibit Treal...

Saturday May 28th:
Exhibit Treal: "The Secret" Books & Bites South Florida Pop-Up Exhibit

Sunday May 29th:
Exhibit Treal: "Spell It Out" Spelling Bee x Book Fair x Art Show

Register today for Palm Beach Carnival next month!!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Celebrating the Rhythm of Malcolm X's Life

Lighting struck across the dark gloomy skies. Rain had been on the forecast all day. But the thing about that is the weatherman perdicted the wrong sorts. The thunder cracking the silence of the streets of Northwood wasn't from the much anticipated
downpour but that of upliftng vibes! The djembes roared in unison to fast paced patterns as barehands beat life into existence. On this night, there was only one rain. The reign of greatness.

Abasi Hanif's Livin' the Rhythm drum cirle is coming on 6yrs strong. A feat anyone in Palm Beach can admit is unfathomable in and of itself. And one of the reasons you can atrribute to it is the fact no two nights are ever the same. And on this night, it was a celebration of the life of one of our greatest leader... Malcolm X.

The scene could not of been more perfect. From the documentary of Malcolm X's speeches being projected in the background to the table filled with the kind of soul food that comes with a recipet for the itis with each rich and delectable bite. Oh and what's a birthday without cake? How about homemade freshly baked chocolate and vanilla cake?!!! All as an mused Visualist began creating live his latest painting. The community came together as one to kick back and reach higher levels.

Under the moonlit skies, you can't help but to ask yourself if there is in fact  a rain dance then would it not be logical to assume that the beating of the djembes sent the clouds packin?!. By the time it had come for the "heartbeat" (a round robin of sorts that signals the closing of the circle) the sky was the clearest it had been all day. One could say the spirit of the honorable Malcolm X was simply pleased by all that occured.

The Livin' the Rhythm Higher Viberations Drum Circle happens weekly very Thursday from 7p-10p at Harold's 509 Northwood Rd, West Palm Beach. Free admission and open to all. Don't have your own drum? Not to worry, the circle generally has djembes on deck!

Please be sure to visit www.gofundme.com/livintherhythm to continue to support the movement.

And  make sure you save the date of May 29th as the RBG's of South Florida bring you their 5th "Family Funday & Mini Market".