Feb. 17: Artist Ulrick Jean-Pierre Speaks on Ties that Bind Haiti and the U.S.

By Daniel DiPrinzio | February 11, 2022
Haitian American artist Ulrick Jean-Pierre with painted artwork around him

On Thursday Feb. 17, distinguished Haitian American artist Ulrick Jean-Pierre will speak on how his artwork demonstrates the ties that bind Haiti and the U.S. The historical links between Haiti and the U.S. are brought to life through Jean-Pierre’s paintings, which depict many prominent figures who helped to create the modern world of the Americas. The event, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon, is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and can be accessed via this Zoom link

For more information, contact Dr. Anne Marie Francois- Hurley (francoishurleyam@arcadia.edu). 

Jean-Pierre’s work serves to bring about political and social change, as well as critical awareness and consciousness. He sees his work as a testament to the struggle for freedom and independence that Haiti has come to symbolize. Jean-Pierre studied first at Foyer des Arts Plastiques in Port-au-Prince, then at Drexel University and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia before setting up residency in New Orleans and Atlanta. He has received many prestigious awards including first prize in the 2001 competition, “A Tribute to ‘Satchmo’:  Louis Armstrong Centennial art Exhibit.” Jean Pierre’s list of exhibitions range from 1975 to the present and his work has been shown in national and international venues.