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.

Flag, banner. Ogou. Red front. Gold triangle in center, gold knives on both sides. Gold flags on the bottom. 2 red candles burning and a fire in the center.

A horned figure is holding branches or flowers while a bird is perched on its shoulder or arm. Small and rectangular in size and shape.

(Purchased from David McCabe, Atlanta?) Three figures facing left; boy at far left playing instrument, two women carrying flower and branch, respectively; bird at top left, smiling god above tree branch. Parade, dance, possibly Ra Ra.

Bending girl with small bird in lap; girl's hair, edge of dress has recessed-bead texture.

Cross, metal sculpture, Jesus on the cross, two people kneeling at his feet.

Christ on the Cross. Made of pop metal there is a dove above his head. At the foot of the cross is a heart with this inscription, "For You" "Lionel St. Eloi" Other number: 11

Four girraffes and a zebra

Two green faced figures are depicted. Both have black full hair and outlined in black are their eyes and mouth. To the right there is a yellow and red snake moving around. The background is done mainly in red and yellow.

Metal Wall Hanging. One figure in the center with fish near the bottom at the figure's knees. Birds at all sides. Rectangular in shape. Central figure has long floppy ears.

Flag. Man kneeling, hands folded as though in prayer. Reads, 'San Isidro'

Head of smiling child with leaf frame; right side of boy has mottled-white coloration; left side is completely oxidized; small incised lines under eyes.

People in waterfall. Alternate or perhaps original title: Saut d' eau.

Ceremony taking place inside what may be a shelter. The action is taking place at one corner of the shelter, as a corner support and part of the celing are visible. Many women wear white, and two women at the center hold flags. One flag is white, the other blue.

Evening scene of people dancing. They are parading down a street. Man at the front plays a flute or saxaphone. People wave their arms, jump, twist. Houses are visible on either side of the narrow street. a house on the viewer's right has lights in the window.

Wedding in a church. Church has green walls. Yellow alter.

Winter scene, brick house in background, couple wallking.

Three figures with a snake moving around in the lower middle section on the painting. Red birds are seen all over, one figure has large green hands.

Standing figure with faces/figure skirt-level (possibly children); woman has (?) jewelry (earrings, necklace and belt); she is smiling with two teeth showing.