Opening Reception: Friday, September 22, 2017, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Exhibit runs through November 25, 2017
Gallery C, in collaboration with the Dubuque Museum of art, is proud to announce an exhibition featuring Haitian artwork from the Waterloo Center for the Arts’ permanent collection. This exhibition is part of a series for the 2017 Haitian Art Society Conference. The series includes exhibitions at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, UNI Gallery of Art in Cedar Falls, the Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College and the Figge Art Museum in Davenport.
The exhibition at Gallery C will act as an introduction to Haitian art for anyone who has yet to experience it, and it will provide an overview of essential works for those who are already familiar with Haitian art. It will include paintings and sculptures created with a variety of media.
Gallery C is pleased to host an Opening Reception on Friday, September 22 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this community exhibition, and to participate in the Historic Millwork District’s innovative art scene. The reception is free and open to all ages. The night will be catered by Wellness on Wheels. Music will be provided by Blu Flame duo, Marcus DeJesus and Brian Eiffes.
Marcus DeJesus and Brian Eiffes met when they both attended Clarke University a few years ago. A vocal baritone from Mount Prospect, Illinois, and a young guitarist originally from Brazil became friends and even roommates for a year, and they like to think that is all because of music. From Brazilian traditional bossa nova to original jazz compositions, the Blu Flame Duo have been performing locally as duo for the past few years. Brian teaches vocal music at Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School and has recently music directed for Dubuque's Grand Opera House, and Five Flags Theatre. Marcus is a professor at Clarke and teaches general music in Madison WI. The foundation of their performance act was built in years of respect for each other’s musicianship and of course their friendship.