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Haitian Art Exhibit at Cannon Art Gallery

The City of Carlsbad is hosting A Treasured Collection of Haitian Art from Feb. 11 through April 15 at William D. Cannon Art Gallery, located in the Carlsbad City Library complex at 1775 Dove Lane. Admission is free. 

At a Glance

  • A Treasured Collection of Haitian Art features 45 paintings, from the 1940s to the present, from the private collection of Carlsbad resident Lawrence Kent.
  • The Kent collection illustrates the diverse and distinct characteristics of Haiti’s visual traditions and wide variety of its creative expression produced generations apart.
  • The city will host a Collector’s Talk event with Kent on Feb. 24 at 4:30 at the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, followed by an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission to both events is free.
  • A Family Open Studios is being hosted, in conjunction with the exhibit, on March 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This hands-on art making event is designed for all ages. All materials and workspace are provided.
  • William D. Cannon Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. 

More Information

For more information about Lawrence Kent and his collection, check out the latest issue of Arts News.

The William D. Cannon Art Gallery is a program of City of Carlsbad’s Library & Cultural Arts. Family Open Studios are generously funded by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. For more information, contact Karen McGuire at 760-602-2022 or karen.mcguire@carlsbadca.gov

February 9, 2018