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La Lucha, Quisqueya and Haiti: One Island


The exhibition, La Lucha: Quisqueya & Haiti, One Island, is a collective visual art exhibition Organized and curated by Yelaine Rodriguez, that aims to bring together artists from both the Dominican Republic and Haiti, in order to educate its viewers on the history and present day state of both countries. Presented in collaboration with Haiti Cultural Exchange, the exhibit will open February 6, 2015 and feature performances by Haitian and Dominican musicians and will run through February 27, 2015.

Yelaine Rodriguez, a 24-year-old Dominican-American fashion designer, is a graduate of Parsons School of Design, came up with the idea for “La Lucha” (the struggle or the fight), after attending the Altos De Chavon art School in Santo Domingo, DR.

“They really educated me, about how we celebrate our independence from Haiti, but not from our colonizers. It showed me how we try to separate ourselves so much.”


Opening Reception
DATE / TIME: Friday, February 6, 2015 | 6-9pm.
LOCATION: Rio Penthouse Gallery I | 10 Fort Washington Ave | New York, NY 10032
Between West 159th and West 160th St Google Map
Take the 1 train to 157th St, or take the C to 163rd Amsterdam
ADMISSION: Free

Panel Discussion (Speakers TBA)
DATE / TIME: Saturday, February 21, 2015 | 3-6pm.
LOCATION: TBA
ADMISSION: Free

Closing Reception
DATE / TIME: Friday, February 27, 2015 | 6-9pm.
LOCATION: Rio Penthouse Gallery I | 10 Fort Washington Ave | New York, NY 10032
Between West 159th and West 160th St Google Map
Take the 1 train to 157th St, or take the C to 163rd Amsterdam
ADMISSION: Free