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Festival an Koulè

Queens , New York City | Arts & Culture

Despite the season, Southeast Queens is bursting with rich, warm hues.

An exhibition of Haitian art, Festival an Koulè (Festival of Colors), is on display at four Queens Library branches until Dec. 31.

The show features 20 established and emerging Haitian artists—many of whom live in the borough. They work in everything from oil pastels to pencil drawings; from metal sculpture to masks; from camera to calligraphy; and from ceramics to collage.

Participating libraries are Cambria Heights (218-13 Linden Blvd.), Rochdale Village (169-09 137th Ave.), St. Albans (191-05 Linden Blvd.), and South Hollis (204-01 Hollis Ave. S.).

As Haiti is part of a Caribbean island with a long tradition of storytelling and dance, its art usually contains vibrant colors and bold patterns. Pieces often reflect a mix of African roots with European influences and many homages to religious beliefs.

The Naïve genre comes from folk art traditions. Many pieces depict village and market scenes, the jungle, and versions of paradise. Meanwhile, the Modern genre has a lot of French influence, drawing inspiration from surrealism, expressionism, and impressionism.

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Source & image: itsinqueens.com


Event Details

    Nov. 24, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2016
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM