LE CENTRE D’ART > About Us
Le Centre d’Art is a public interest institution founded in 1944. A cradle for Haitian art, it has helped several generations of renowned artists from Hector Hyppolite to Edouard Duval Carrié.
Historically,Le Centre d’Art has simultaneously been an educational center, gallery and reference institution for the promotion of Haitian art. The earthquake on January 12, 2010 severely affectedLe Centre d’Art. After the collapse of the building and the death of its director, the site remained closed for four years.
In November 2014, Le Centre d’Art reopened its doors for its 70th anniversary with a temporary layout. Since then, the institution has started to work once again with the public and artists. We are also working on enhancing the Center’s heritage (collection, archives) and developing a total reorganization project for the future.
Le Centre d’Art remains faithful to its original mission and continues to improve it in order to adapt to contemporary issues:
> Find, educate and mentor Haitian artists. Identify talent, enable creation and circulate it for the benefit of the entire art world.
> Document and display Haiti’s significant visual arts heritage. Offer quality access to Haitian art to both the public and professionals.
ACTU > Urban Collage Workshop
As part of the most recent edition of the 4 Chemins Theater Festival (November 2015), we hosted an urban collage workshop with the French artist “Madame.”
Approximately twenty students participated in this 4-day workshop. Come and see the results for yourself!
CLASSES & ACTIVITIES > Monotype Workshop with KILLY
The monotype is a printing process that eschews engraving and etching techniques and only produces one single copy. It is done by painting typographic ink onto a non-porous material like glass, metal or Plexiglas. These three-hour workshops take place over the course of one month.
Saturday, october 24 and 31, november 7 and 14, 2015 from 9 am to 12 pm
Patrick Ganthier, aka, KILLY
Artist and sculptor, Killy worked intensely on engraving when he was living in Montreal. He represented Haiti in the Venice Biennial and regularly exhibits abroad. Upon his return to Haiti, we are delighted that he has chosen to share his experiences and expertise at the Center.
Ages 14 years and older
Maximum number of spots: 25 people
Material entirely provided for by the Center
HTG 500 for annual registration to the Center
HTG 4,000 for the total duration of the workshop (4 classes)
THE HAITIAN ART GATEWAY > JOLIMEAU Serge
Serge JOLIMEAU was born in 1952 in Noailles, in Croix des Bouquets. Starting as an apprentice in 1972 under Seresier Louisjuste, he joined Le Centre d’Art that same year. He created his own mythological bestiary and his unique style places him amongst the most famous Haitian artists. Today, he is considered to be the elder of the artistic village of Noailles, even if he is the youngest featured in this exhibit.
In 2009, Serge Jolimeau created a commemorative work for the Clinton Global Citizen Awards. His works have been exhibited in Switzerland, Mexico, Germany, the United States and France, in such places as the Abbaye de Daoulas, the Halle Saint-Pierre, the Grand Palais and the Musée du Montparnasse. His work is part of the permanent collections at the Lowe Museum, the Waterloo Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Davenport Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Le Centre d’Art, the Musée d’Art Haïtien du Collège Saint-Pierre and the Musée de Panthéon National Haïtien.