Marie E. Saint-Cyr (Flatbush) is a visual artist whose work explores how we interact within the imagined space by juxtaposing interior and exterior spaces. As a young Haitian-American artist, the colors in Saint-Cyr's paintings, evoke the charm and vibrancy of Caribbean pastorals alongside the urgency and layered energy of urban landscapes. Marie migrated to the United States from Haiti at the age of eight and created her art in Wyandanch, New York. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at Lorenzo de 'Medici in Florence, Italy and studied throughout Europe.
Marie's project, Business Savvy Artists: Haitian Creativity as a Community Asset, will focus on investing in the industry knowledge and professional development of Haitian artists based in Flatbush. Saint-Cyr's project aims to equip artists with knowledge of resources and tools that increase their ability to create a business and create a business environment. their own residencies, and understanding the unique value they have to offer.
She hopes to shift the perception of the Haitian community's view of the creative field is unstable career choice. This project will involve high school students, offering more knowledge of the various careers available in the arts; art college students in strategizing how to get into the degree they are pursuing; and will provide visual artists tools and resources to help them in sustaining a successful art practice.
If you are interested in participating in Business Savvy Artists, please contact Marie Saint-Cyr at saintcyrartstudio [at] gmail.com
Current activity dates include:
Rites of Passage: Leadership Development & Cultural Heritage Workshops  We are excited to share this one of 2019 Lakou NOU Artist, Marie E. Saint-Cyr, will be partnering with Ifetayo during the Ifetayo Summer Intensives (ISI).
This workshop will focus on providing youths (ages 13-19) with a deeper understanding of various careers available in the arts, and a better understanding of the paid resources available to them in the arts.
The Ifetayo Summer Intensives (ISI) is a 6-week intensive series of July 8th to August 14th. Weekly workshops will include young boys empowerment; teen personal & professional development; and more
DATE / TIME: Wednesday, July 17th | 4: 30-6: 30pm
LOCATION: Brooklyn Commons | 495 Flatbush Avenue
ADMISSION: Registration is required RSVP required | https://bit.ly/2XFO1KE
More activity dates coming soon!
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