Jumpstart Your Fest at the Haitian Art Exhibit

Catch this exhibit of Haitian art curated by Fest's first president, Herman Mhire.

Says exhibition curator Herman Mhire (also the first Prez of Festival): The Haitian painting tradition is complex, reflecting African and European influences, and expressed in a wide variety of styles from naïve / self-taught to academically trained and abstract. What is truly remarkable about Haiti is the visual feast produced by a nation of painters in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The language of this island nation lacking a written cultural tradition is art, straight to poetry, bypassing prose.

Haiti: Paintings from Paradise

**The Collection of Yvonne and Glenn Stokes
Featuring Selections from the Collections of
John Allen Franciscus, Madlyn and Paul Hilliard,
Sandra and Joel Wallins
Acadiana Center for the Arts,
March 9 – April 30, 2016