This has proven to be a very cool journey and time in my life. I'm excited about things to come like April 8th's show: The Art of Soul - Through Paintings and Poetry, where my art will be featured along side to incredible poets Yanatha and Steiman Desouvre. It's going to be incredible, and I'm nervous about it but hard at work creating pieces. The beautiful thing is we're bring attention to great foundation... Foundation Hope For Haiti, while displaying our talents. As three young Haitian men, it's only right we use what God has blessed us with to represent our people properly.
Here's a little more info about it:
The Art of Soul—Through Paintings and Poetry
for National Poetry Month
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – “The Art of Soul—Through Paintings and Poetry” is a free event that will feature the paintings of Jason Fluerant along with poems performed by published authors Yanatha and Steiman Desouvre. The event will be held at Gilou Island Cuisine in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Friday, April 8 at 7pm. The event is being coordinated to raise awareness for Foundation Hope for Haiti (foundationhopeforehaiti.o
These young men of unique talents are not simply talented individuals—all three endeavor to motivate others to reach out for their every dream. Fluerant and the Desouvre brothers are combining their unique and complementary talents to encourage others to see the opportunity in every moment of life through paintings and poems.
“Every one of my paintings tells a story of success, sacrifice and empowerment. My paintings are simply a part of my soul being transferred over to the canvas,” Jason Fluerant explains, “and I want everyone to see that there are many ways for us to express ourselves.” Yanatha Desouvre added, “Through my writing and performances, my ultimate hope is to bring out the best in others. My poems are personal, yet, have a universal theme of encouragement.” Steiman Desouvre seeks to touch the reader’s soul and connect to their most inner voice and most inner sanctum. He believes that “poetry is more alive than ever.” All three artists invite the public to join them on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 7pm as they express the “art of soul” through painting and poetry while raising awareness for Foundation Hope for Haiti.
Foundation Hope for Haiti is the America-based development arm of Foundation Espoir, created to support projects in Haiti through fundraising awareness and nurturing of long term relationships with national and international friends of Haiti (www.foundationforhaiti.org).
Jason Fluerant, born in Illinois to two wonderful Haitian Immigrants, was reared in the sunny, but more dangerous areas in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he still resides. Although having taken only one formal art class during his freshman year at Palm Beach Lakes High School, Fluerant found his natural painting ability propelled and guided to incredible levels after the shocking January 12, 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince that registered 7.0 on the Richter scale. Fleurant’s work was displayed on the Lynn University campus for the one year anniversary of the Journey of Hope mission to Haiti event held on January 12, 2011.
Steiman Desouvre, born on the magnificent island of Hispaniola in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, moved to the United States at the age of eight and now lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. His collections cover a wide spectrum of human emotions, dilemmas and experiences and he encourages all to read them and be inspired. He studied Computer Information Systems at Drexel University, and currently runs a technology consulting company and a music-production business.
Yanatha Desouvre was born in Haiti and grew up in Brooklyn and Philadelphia. He resides in West Palm Beach; Fla. Desouvre received his MBA in Marketing and Mass Communication and Media Management from Lynn University in 2010 and his Bachelor of Science Degree from Drexel University in Management Information Systems and Marketing in 2001.
Gilou Island Cuisine is located at 1922 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Fla., 33409 at the corner of Military Trail and Okeechobee Boulevard. For more information about the restaurant, contact Gilou at 561-269-5345.
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If you can make it, it'll be awesome.
Out of curiosity I went through my paintings from last year and saw that the first painting I did on actual canvas was March 14th, 2010. At the time I was still using those Walgreen brand watercolor paint and I had got a 3pack of 8x10 canvas. I painted this picture of a man praying as Haiti was being held by God. And A angel was in the background waving the Haitian flag.
I had given it to my mother in a frame. She loves it and proudly displays it in her house. Fast forward to March 14, 2010 I can see that for a guy whose self taught and only been painting for a year and some change now I've come quite a way. The painting I did March 14, 2010 is theDwayne Wade and Lebron James Takeover. I'm thinking of possibly recreating it.