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.
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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:

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