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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
Last week, after almost a month in Indianapolis, Indiana, four artists from the Jacmel Arts Center sat on a plane to return home to Haiti when Gerald Joanis struck up a conversation with the bilingual Haitian-American flight attendant. When she learned that we were artists and were traveling to share Haiti’s culture, she asked to … Continue reading How Artist Exchange Trips Make a Difference
“Gade kadav!” Rigol screams out into the crowd, “Look at the corpses!” implicating everyone in the audience in the scene that he and his fellow actors on stage are painting with their words. What starts out as a dramatic stage performance soon becomes an interactive experience for those who are watching as they are forced … Continue reading May Artist of the Month – Alix Olivier
“Art is Education. It enriches the spirit of a person.” Art is, in fact, the only education that Ernst Payen has ever had. As a child, his mother died when he was just 9 and he never knew his father. He spent a short time attending preschool and was even a sponsored child through Plan … Continue reading April Artist of the Month – Ernst Payen