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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
Art has always come naturally to 33-year-old, Gre Ronald, who was always doodling in his school notebooks and any scrap of paper that he could find at home. When he was a child and his father noticed his interest in drawing he encouraged him to go spend some time learning from a cousin of his … Continue reading July Artist of the Month – Gre Ronald
When Fritner Henry was growing up he always knew that he had a style to life that was different from everyone else but he never knew how to define himself or where he fit in. As he grew into his teenage years and began understanding more about the world, he began to realize that he … Continue reading June Artist of the Month – Fritzner Henry