Batik has transcended time and history from the ancient times until present day. Batik is embedded with cultural stories, defined with symbolism and different meanings, which continues to evolve and shape our lives. Today artists use wax and dyes on fabrics creating intricate designs, patterns and surprisingly amazing rich art.
In Haiti, Christmas (Nwèl in Haitian Creole and Noël in French) preparations start during the last week of November. The first thing people do is shop for a Christmas tree, usually a pine tree. Next, people decorate their houses with colorful lights and nativity scenes…
“People should really understand there is lots of power in art and it all goes back to ownership,” said Florcy Morisset, owner and creative director of Vivant Art Collection.
Morisset has been preaching the virtues of art ownership in her downtown Philadelphia gallery, the only one in the city, which specializes in haitians and culturally ethnic world art, for over seven years. In September she will officially be closing the gallery doors and moving her collection online. However she is still particularly keen on inspiring more black patrons of the arts.
Over the past 7 years, Vivant Art Gallery has been filled with friends, artists, collectors, and colleagues, who have truly become my family. I have poured tireless work and love into Vivant and Philadelphia’s vibrant local arts & business community. So, it is with mixed emotion I inform you that I have decided to close Vivant Art Gallery in order to give priority to my graduate studies.