HADC - Waterloo Center for the Arts

As a partner of the HADC Project, the Waterloo Center for the Arts, located on the banks of the scenic Cedar River in downtown Waterloo, has the worlds’ largest public collection of Haitian Art in the world. The following selection displays a sample of paintings, metalworks, and drapos (flags) from their Haitian art collection.

Cloth, paint. On back-' l'apparition'. Lower left corner gone, hole in lower right to the left of the signature, and figures. Background is brown, there are two figures with dark faces, there heads are outlined with green, and some blue. One figure seems

Fruits: kiwi, bananas, watermelon, and others. Also appraised by Ute Stebich 1997

Consists of three pieces. A, B, C.

Rectangular metal cut out. A star rests atop a shelter. The shelter holds a child (closer inspection will improve description)

People cut sugar cane, creating a clearing where a wagon pulled by 4 oxen holds the crops. In the distance a large building, a sugar cane factory, can be seen.

Nude woman with red flowers in one hand, green bird in other; field, hills in background; grape vine along top of image, blue sky.

Landscape, green hills and green trees. Farm fields. Narrow stream visible near viewer's lower right. Several figures work in the fields.

7 ladies dressed in white. Vodou symbols on the floor.

Painting of a sea side city with steep, castle- like mountains . Somewhat abstract. The sea is bright blue, the roads and buildings wind steeply up the mountains. Crowds of people gather on the shore and in the streets. Photo attached to Index card is not the photo shown in database: jungle with giraffes, angel, two children, peacock.

Woman washing

Tropical birds in Tree.

Hilly Village with people.

Ghost like figure wearing a blue robe, holding a vase in its right hand. A human figure is to the right, holding a flag. Another human figure smaller to its left wearing a small coffin on her head. Skeletons holding large bones on the bottom.

Market scene with yellow tap tap.

(Cousin Zake flag) a multicolored rectangle with a dome top. There is an eye shape in the center of the dome on the right side is an ax, sickle, and a pipe. On the left is a pick ax, a black and white cone and a black, white and red, cup. Other number: 138 Kouzen Zaka (circa 1990) Joseph Oldof Pierre was moved to study to become a vodou priest after his father, a houngan, healed him from a serious illness. This flag depicts the peasant’s bag which serves as the symbol for Kouzen Zaka, loa of agriculture.

Crucified Christ

Image of a few people gathered outside a turquoise door. Man in red shirt stands, plays guitar. Two others sit and a very young child stands.