From Aug. 19 through Sept. 19, the Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba is pleased to present “Energie Nouvelle,” an exhibition of artwork by 53 artists of Haitian descent. This project is hosted by the Consulate General of Haiti in New York.
As the title implies, the energy that is felt in the exhibition fills the senses with the exceptional vitality of artworks created by artists of Haitian descent. This exhibit mutes the stereotypes of the past and opens a new door, allowing the public to experience art that is healing and renewed and reflects the beauty of a country well on its way to recovery.
With the support of Consul General Charles A. Forbin and the Consulate General of Haiti in New York, the Wilmer Jennings Gallery presents the artworks by inter-generational artists of Haitian descent. These artworks reflect the culture of Haiti today as it rebuilds after the earthquake of 2010. A panel discussion will take place Sunday, Aug. 30 at 3 p.m.
Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The gallery is located at 219 E. Second St. at Avenue B in the East Village.