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Once, at a public event for the artists of the Jacmel Arts Center to showcase their work, Frantz Aladin got up on stage with a papier-mâché bust that he had created, set the bust on the ground, then stepped up onto it with one foot on each shoulder and stood on top of it while … Continue reading March Artist of the Month – Frantz Aladin
As Crisis Grips Haiti, SAJ Remains a Center of Calm and Creativity The country of Haiti is in the midst of a political and social crisis at the moment with the capitol city consumed with protests, demonstrations, and riots, some of which have turned violent. These events cause effects that ricochet throughout the provinces in … Continue reading A Creative Oasis in the Midst of Chaos
Blaise Emilson started out his career in the arts as a frog. At the age of 9 he was recruited to dance in a Mardi Gras street performer troupe known as “krapo” which, at the time, was a brand new addition to the Jacmel carnival scene. The troupe dressed all in green like frogs while … Continue reading November Artist of the Month – Blaise Emilson
Jadrix was raised with his brother by their single mother who made an income by doing embroidery and lace work, so from a young age he was influenced by her example of creative craft. She passed away when he was only twelve years old, but before she did, she introduced him to some artist … Continue reading September Artist of the Month – Jadrix Louis