You Don’t Know Haiti Until You Celebrate With Us!
Meet Luckner Candio, one of the featured artists at HotHotHaiti! Prince Luc, as he is known, was born in Cayes, Jacmel in 1977. He was raised by his parents until the age of 10, after which he was adopted by Haitian artist Prince Jean Jo. Prince Jean Jo, who had no children of his own, introduced Luc to painting, encouraging him to experiment with paint and canvas. As people came to buy from Jean Jo, Luc’s paintings began to get noticed as well and soon his paintings started to sell. When Luc was 18 years old, Jean Jo died and Luc’s stopped painting. After a year of mourning, Luc’s artist friend Roi David persuaded him to paint again and so he returned to his canvases with more determination than ever.
Luc has worked with other Jacmel artists, including the very successful Préféte Duffaut, and now is finding his own unique style. He is the director of FOSAJ Art center in Jacmel. He has exhibited in Port au Prince and abroad and is collected by Haitians and foreigners alike. Today, FOSAJ offers courses in painting, drawing, the theory of color, and a whole range of associated arts, such as dance and theatre, doing its best to widen its exposure to outside influences by working with as many overseas groups as possible, mainly artists from the United States.
To view original art by Prince Luc and other noted Haitian artists, we invite you to join us:
Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:00 pm
2 South Astor Street, Irvington, NY 10533
Featuring a special rum tasting by Boukman Rhum, delectable food catered by On The Marc!, electrifying music and an amazing live auction!
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Haiti is more than a country in need: It is a country of breathtaking natural beauty, resilience and hidden talent. We are proud to celebrate the best of this culture at HotHotHaiti!, and showcase for the art lover in all of us some of Haiti’s most imaginative artists, many of whom in turn use their work to help others lift themselves out of poverty. We will be bringing to you work that you will not only love, but that you will also feel good about as you support the life saving efforts of Hands Up for Haiti.
To read more about them, please visit them here.