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Center of Ceramics

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Affiliations

Founder
Poto-Mitan

Founding Member
Poto-Mitan

Founder
Museum of Ceramics

Founder
Calfou Art Centre

Founder
Poto-Mitan Cultural Centre

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Works of renowned Haitian artist to be displayed in Fort Lauderdale: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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As one of Haiti's most renowned artists, Jean-Claude Garoute promotes art as the means to heal the troubled nation as it enters its third century.

"Creation is important if you want a strong Haiti," the artist, known as "TIGA," said in a makeshift studio in his daughter's Lauderhill garage.
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Another, titled The Big Lady, features an obese woman who Garoute says represents the fusion of the African, European and American Indian cultures that gave birth to the Haitian people.
To commemorate Haiti's bicentennial, his work will be on exhibit at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale starting Saturday, a collaboration between the ACTION Foundation, the museum, Broward County and the city of Fort Lauderdale.
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Garoute says art is the path to a better future for Haiti.A native of Port-au-Prince, he began his career as a child.He developed as a polyvalent artist, working in various media and developing teaching techniques.In 1956, he became director of the Center of Ceramics under the Ministry of National Education.He was 21 years old.
In 1968, Garoute founded the Poto-mitan Art Center, the cradle for many of Haiti's most renowned artists.There, he developed a movement called Saint Soleil, or "Holy Sun", which puts people in touch with their innate creative ability.
Garoute brought his technique to peasants in the mountains of Soisson La Montagne, about 25 miles southeast of Port-au-Prince."They had a new consciousness, an experience of being reborn," he said.


CLICO Art Gallery - The best of what Caribbean Art has to offer

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TIGA (Jean-Claude Garoute) CLICO Art Gallery - The best of what Caribbean Art has to offer

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Artist: TIGA (Jean-Claude Garoute)
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Tiga, whose real name is Jean-Claude Garoute, is well known in Haiti as a teacher and maker of ceramics, a composer, a poet and a pioneer of new cultural and visual ideas for Haitian artists. He founded the Museum of Ceramics in 1959; in 1962, he founded the Calfou Art Centre and in 1968 he co-founded the Poto-Mitan Cultural Centre devoted to the study of voudou. He had his first major exhibition in 1971 and was a major force, along with fellow Haitian Maud Robard, in the establishment of a commune of peasant artists which would eventually become the Saint Soleil school, which sought to emphasize the indigenous aspects of Haitian art as opposed to the commercial ones.


Jean-Claude (Tiga) ...

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Jean-Claude (Tiga) Garoute

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The very bright and gifted child already announced the great artist who he is now. Founding member of the Poto-Mitan, of the Museum of Ceramics and of Saint-Soleil.


Garoute is also the founder ...

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Garoute is also the founder of Poto-Mitan, the Museum of Ceramics.


CLICO Art Gallery - The best of what Caribbean Art has to offer

www.clico-caribbean-art.com [cached]

Artist: TIGA (Jean-Claude Garoute)

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Tiga, whose real name is Jean-Claude Garoute, is well known in Haiti as a teacher and maker of ceramics, a composer, a poet and a pioneer of new cultural and visual ideas for Haitian artists. He founded the Museum of Ceramics in 1959; in 1962, he founded the Calfou Art Centre and in 1968 he co-founded the Poto-Mitan Cultural Centre devoted to the study of voudou. He had his first major exhibition in 1971 and was a major force, along with fellow Haitian Maud Robard, in the establishment of a commune of peasant artists which would eventually become the Saint Soleil school, which sought to emphasize the indigenous aspects of Haitian art as opposed to the commercial ones.

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