“Colors of Haiti: The Art of Yolène Legrand”

Teaneck, NJ (August 14, 2006) — “Colors of Haiti: The Art of Yolène Legrand,” an art exhibit celebrating exuberant color, documents the places that have touched Legrand as an artist.

Her vibrant paintings, pastels and drawings are on exhibit at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus until September 8. On Tuesday, September 5, there will be a reception for the artist from 3-5 p.m.

Legrand, a New York artist born in Port-au-Prince,Haiti, is known as a colorist and her sophisticated paintings are as lush as they are captivating. “My goal,” she said, “is to document through my art the places that have touched me as an artist.”

A former international banker, Legrand studied at the Art Students League. Her paintings have been exhibited in Haiti, at galleries and public spaces in New York City, including the American Museum of Natural History; Washington, D.C., Miami, Chicago and New Orleans. Her paintings have been included six times in the Audubon Artists juried exhibition held at the Salmagundi Club. Legrand has taught at the Brooklyn Museum and currently conducts painting and drawing workshops.

The “Colors of Haiti” exhibit, free and open to the public, is in FDU’s University Hall, River Road, Teaneck. Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For further information, call (201) 692-2801.

Metropolitan Campus

Gretchen Johnson

Office of Public Relations
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Teaneck, NJ 07666
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