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A Gallery of Haitian Art

SINCE 1974

Haitian Art Society
Conference 2008


An examination of Haitian
and other Afro-Caribbean art;
from African roots to current trends

September 26-30, 2008
Waterloo Center for the Arts
Waterloo, Iowa

Holding the largest public collection of Haitian art in the country (over 800 pieces),
the Waterloo Center for the Arts will be marking its 30th anniversary of collecting, presenting and interpreting Haitian art.

The Waterloo Center for the Arts is pleased to host this conference which will feature exhibitions, performances, a symposium, catered dinner and a bus tour to visit other area collections.


Conference Schedule

 Thursday, September 25

 7:00-9:00 pm: Buffet Dinner at the home of Ann Enderlein,
daughter of the founders of WCA’s Haitian Collection.
Special event for HAS members only


9am: Registration/Browse the WCA galleries

11 am: Welcome


 11:15 am: Inception: The Birth & Evolution of the WCA Haitian Collection

Clarence Alling, former Director
Ann Enderlein, daughter of founders of collection
Cammie Scully, WCA Director
Kent Shankle, WCA Curator


 12:00 noon: Lunch
A fixed price meal for conference participants will be available for purchase
in Peterson Town Hall


 1:15 pm Origins & Intersections: A Survey of Haitian & Afro-Caribbean Art
 Dr. Sarah Clunis, Assistant Professor of Art, Cornell College


2:30 pm: Binding Energies: Witches, Fetishes, and Kongo Political Technologies
in Early Haitian Vodou

        Dr. Patrick Malloy, Professor of Cultural Anthropology,
Hawkeye Community College


 3:45 pm:Depart for University of Northern Iowa

 4:00 pm: View exhibition at University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art:
Haitian Art from the WCA Collection
Welcome by Darrel Taylor, Gallery Director

 4:30 pm: View exhibition at University Of Northern Iowa Museum:

Visions of Africa: Art & Ritual
Welcome by Dr. Sue Grosbol, Director
& Kim Taylor, Collections Manager

 5:30 pm: Return to WCA

 7:00-9:00 pm: Opening Reception

Dedication of New Acquistions
Haitian Market • Music by Rafo


Saturday, September 27

 9:30 am Registration

 10:30 am Welcome


10:45 am: Intersections & Connections: Sequined Arts of Haiti
Tina Girouard, Artist & Author of Sequined Arts of Haiti

 12:00 noon: Lunch
A fixed price meal for conference participants will be available for purchase
in Peterson Town Hall

1:30 pm: Haitian Art: A Renaissance?
Dr. LeGrace Benson, Professor Emeritus, Cornell College &
Director of Arts of Haiti Research Project

 2:30 pm: Break

2:45 pm: Connections in Sound & Motion: An Introduction to
Haitian Music & Dance
Rafo, Musician & Musical Director for “Haitian Congo”

3:45 pm: Break

4:00 pm: Directions: Atis Rezistans, the Sculptors of the Gran Rue
Bill Bollendorf, Owner, Gallerie Macondo 

 7:00 pm: Haitian Banquet, Haitian Market 

Sunday, September 28

 8:00 am: Depart from Waterloo


10:30 am: Arrive at Figge Art Museum for guided tour
of Haitian Art Galleries and time to browse.


12:00 noon:Depart from Figge


12:30 pm: Lunch at the Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant (on your own)      


1:30 pm            Depart for Marion


3:00 pm:View exhibit of Haitian Art
(on loan from WCA)
at Lowe Park Art Center


3:45 pm            Depart for Independence


4:30 pm:Cocktails at Devon’s on the River,
view works by Edouard Duval-Carrie


5:30 pm: Depart for Waterloo
6:00 pm: Return to WCA




Monday, September 29


8:00 am: Depart from Waterloo
(box lunch provided en route)


12:30 pm: Arrive Milwaukee Art Museum


1:00 pm: Tour of MAM Haitian Collection
Free time to browse in Museum


3:00 pm: Depart for Chicago

 5:00 pm: Arrive in Chicago

Enjoy wine and light Haitian food at Itiah Gallery


6:00 pm            Depart for Hotel


6:30 pm: Check in at Best Western University Plaza
Free time in Chicago (hotel is located 2 blocks from El train and
within walking distance of many restaurants and the lakefront



 Tuesday, September 29


7:00-8:30 am: Continental breakfast available at hotel ($5.95 per person)
9:00 am:Depart from hotel


9:30 am: Visit house/gallery of
Dr. Marilyn Houlberg
to view outstanding collection
of flags and sculptures.


10:30 am:Depart for downtown


11:00 am: Visit Nicole Gallery of Haitian Art
(current exhibit will include
works by Bigaud, Benoit,
Enguerrand-Gourgue, Duffaut and others)



11:30am:Lunch on your own with time to browse in gallery district


1:00 pm:Depart for Oak Park


1:30 pm: Visit Ridge Art to see work by
Bien-Aime and others


2:00 pm: Depart for Waterloo


7:00 pm: Arrive back at Waterloo Center for the Arts

Please note: This schedule is intended as a guide and may be subject to change

If you are interested in receiving additional information
and/or conference registration materials, please contact:
Waterloo Center for the Arts
225 Commercial Street
Waterloo, IA 50701
phone 319-291-4490
email museum@waterloo-ia.org

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