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JOIE DE VIVRE: A Celebration of Black Culture

JOIE DE VIVRE: A Celebration of Black Culture

Posted: January 23, 2014

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JOIE DE VIVRE: A Celebration of Black Culture


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - (Philadelphia, Pa) In honor of Black History Month on February 1st, Jed Williams Gallery presents a special art exhibition, entitled Joie de Vivre hosted by guest curator Florcy Morisset (owner of Vivant Art Collection).


In honor of Black History Month Jed Williams Gallery, located 615 Bainbridge Street in Queens Village proudly presents a selection of unique cultural works from Mexico, Cuba, and Haiti.  The works on display will range from original paintings to works on paper; the art is distinctive, colorful, and festive with images of tropical and musical scenes.  Jed Williams Gallery’s goal is to highlight the style and impact of artists of different ethnicities from the African Diaspora.


Jed Williams, a French-American dual citizen, states

“When one sees the bright art from Vivant, you are immediately struck by the warmth, rich colors and diverse textures. I really connected to Vivant not just because of the obviously well-developed aesthetic quality of the art on display, but also because it is more than an art gallery, it is a cultural portal.  Vivant really marries its artistic mission with a broader and profound anthropological and sociological approach.”


In this special exhibit Old City meets Queen Village. Jed Williams Gallery is collaborating with one of the most exciting and unique Old City art galleries, Vivant Art Collection.  It is the hope to introduce black cultural art to the Queens Village clientele and foster a new connection between two neighborhoods, which are both artsy and creative. On Saturday, January 8th Jed Williams Gallery will host a wine & cheese reception from 4- 7pm. “Joie de Vivre: a Celebration of Black Culture” will be on display from February 1, 2014 through February 28, 2014.  Jed Williams Gallery is open 1pm-3pm on Saturday and Sunday as well as by appointment/chance.




About Vivant Art Collection Vivant Art Collection is located on Gallery Row in the heart of the Historic District of Old City, Philadelphia. Vivant features international cultural focused art from the Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America while specializing in Haitian art. Vivant serves as consultant to numerous artists and institutions curating art exhibitions, cultural programs, and cultivating audiences within and without the gallery. The artwork, programs, and experiences are vibrant, rich, bold, and are embedded with cultural stories.   The mission of Vivant Art Collection is to educate, entertain, empower, and enlighten the public with the stories and messages of indigenous art and the people that created it. Vivant is a bridge between the art world, business sector, and the community as it is a meeting space for various social receptions, fundraisers, and lectures.


About Jed Williams Gallery

Jed Williams Gallery promotes and presents for viewing and for sale the new cutting-edge artwork of Jed Williams and other local artists, mostly emerging artists based out of Philadelphia, with art exhibits and special events and parties.   This includes local painters/visual artists as well as jewelers and photographers.  There is also great merchandise such as postcards and prints.  Jed Williams Gallery  has been operating since Dec. 2010.  It is part of the revitalization of Bainbridge St., just one block south of South St.  The artwork on display at Jed Williams Gallery has a certain audacious aesthetic and conceptual edge, but that the broader public can engage and relate with.  In this way, the gallery aims to make people more aware of the treasures in the Philadelphia emerging art scene, as well as by artists further on in their careers.  Also Jed Williams Gallery seeks to make art-lovers more aware of the process of making the art, which is so intimately connected to how we appreciate the art itself.