The Miramar Cultural Center (MCC), located at 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar features an exciting exhibit at the Ansin Family Art Gallery, Against Valence II: The gods watch in silence by artist Isaie “Zeek” Mathias. The collection takes guests on a sensory journey, literally and metaphorically, offering photographic glimpses into Haitian life. It is on display until August 7, 2022, with viewing hours Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday July 24, 2022, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in a FREE Meet and Greet OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, customers can get closer to the artist behind the thought-provoking photographs.
Zeek’s work contradicts the perception of how Haiti has always been portrayed as a destitute “third world country”. The provocative images tell an inspiring story of Haitian life, in its picturesque and tropical setting. Through reminiscent photographs and innocent newspaper accounts, Zeek contrasts the general thought of the country’s poverty with the reality of its cultural richness, historical contribution and human resilience.
The Meet and Greet Artist will have light refreshments, however, guests must register. Registration is available at www.countervalence2.eventbrite.com. Other highlights of the event include smooth jazz by Wildmayer “Will” Marcelin, known as the gumbo of musical harmony.
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Camasha Cevieux, director of cultural affairs at the Miramar Cultural Center, said, “Zeek’s work challenges our conditioned visions of Haiti through his own point of view. I invite the community to stop by the Ansin Family Art Gallery to view the collection through our much-awaited meet-and-greet. It will be an engaging evening organized for the community to walk through the gallery, discover the Botanical Garden and other traveling public artworks on display like Lebo’s Wishing Garden; alongside the Centre’s permanent public art sculpture, Alison Sky’s Vanishing View.
A place where community and culture converge The Miramar Cultural Center is a destination for everyone; showcasing the best of the performing arts. Come check out MCC’s annual lineup of incredible events (MCC PRESENTS) which boasts more upcoming events for the remainder of the season; with an upcoming performance by gospel singer Anthony Brown on Friday, July 22n/aComic Expo on Saturday July 30e and actress Tracey Morgan on Sunday, August 21st. Tickets are on sale at www.etix.com. To learn more about upcoming events and activities, visit www.MiramarCulturalCenter.org or follow us on all social media platforms using @miramarcultural.