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Haiti Blog: Finally, Selection Day!

Haiti Blog: Finally, Selection Day!

Yesterday, Sunday, while the majority of visiting artists went to Wahoo Bay for a well-earned restful day at the beach, several of us stayed back in atelier Shango to complete work. Shango is a former bar space downstairs the dining area at Ibo Lele; it suited us well...
Haiti Blog: Last Days in PV

Haiti Blog: Last Days in PV

Before we knew it, the last two days of November were upon us. At breakfast we discussed how fast the two weeks seemed to fly, and yes, we had 5 canvasses each to show for our fevered endeavours, but it seemed like we’d only just begun to explore the marvels of Haiti,...
Haiti Blog: Giving Thanks

Haiti Blog: Giving Thanks

Night before, the Promart group went to Magdoos, a Middle Eastern restaurant, a much welcome respite from a long day of painting work. The food was delicious and the atmosphere got really jolly, especially after several glasses of excellent wine. Andrea and I were...
Haiti Blog: Fort Jacques

Haiti Blog: Fort Jacques

The visit to the fort was as I remembered from last year: a short enough drive uphill, through some residential districts, past two petrol stations, and numerous billboard advertisements which I had time to read, at the crawl of the traffic. Passing the umpteenth...
Haiti Blog: Ten Days and Counting

Haiti Blog: Ten Days and Counting

Today is Monday, 24 November, ten days since Art Team Grenada, (Andrea McLeod and I), first said ‘Bonjour Haiti!’ Today is also Day 5 of the Promart Haiti international art camp, and it’s been a joyful pressure from the get go. While the programme is less exhaustive...
Haiti Blog: The Formal Opening

Haiti Blog: The Formal Opening

Thursday 20 November, poolside of the Hotel Ibo Lele, with a wide nighttime vista of Pétion Ville, the airport and beyond, was the site of the formal opening of Promart Haiti art camp. Earlier that day, many of us had begun work on our first canvasses, interrupted by...