“Lahou Lakay” Off the Beaten Path lecture with Troy Bernier - Closing Reception
The Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Historic Ali Cultural Arts and MUCE (the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience) is partnering for Haitian Heritage Month, this May, 2017 to present visual and performance art in the City of Pompano Beach, “Lakou Lakay: In my backyard” Featuring Haitian Artists: Alix Gauchier & Zeek Mathias, and a live celebration performance by Rara Lakay. The visual exhibit will feature the works of two very talented contrasting artists, Alix Gauchier and Seek Mathias, who are looking at the importance of the tambour and musical culture in Haiti heritage, past and present.
Alix Joseph Gauchier, recent second place winner of "The Art Of Black”, (sponsored by the GMCVB), is a native of Haiti who believes that "art is a reflection of visible and invisible things around us". For him, the Tambour is a very powerful and ethereal instrument that can put us in another spiritual dimension”, and thus is the focus of his creations.
Son of a preacher, Zeek Mathias believes that the "Tambour is a portal". Mr. Mathias is making a name for himself throughout the Caribbean, as well as Stateside. Born in Haiti and raised in Miami's "Little Haiti”, Zeek produces work in light and shadows that explores the "intersection of three themes: legacy, transmission and articulation.
"Rara Lackay” performance artists are known for their electrifying street festival precession which serves as a communal celebration, and will highlight this months long celebration with a live performance at the Historic Ali Cultural Arts.
Also, celebrating Haitian Heritage Month, both venues will be hosting additional complementary lectures and programs.
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street
Create, Chat and Chew
"Create, Chat and Chew" provides opportunities to socialize, bond, while engaging conversation through art. The featured artist for each session will share and lead an art project during a two hour workshop. Participants create an art piece with the option of working as a group or alone. All projects are taken home as a tangible representative of this spectacular event as well as a conversation piece in their home. The instructor/artist engage participants to about recent social topics, or participant's suggestions on what to chat about. During the workshop, food will be provided throughout the evening. No two create chat and chews are the same just like our instructors/Artist themselves. Their diversity ranges from Haitian to Hispanic, female and male, young and "seasoned". This gives each session its own uniqueness as well as reach all diversities. Tickets $10.00 per person | Call for group rates
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Historic Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd