Future Memories Solo Exhibition Embassy of Haiti
In Honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, the Haitian Embassy will be hosting an artist talk and reception in honor of Haitian-American Artist and Professor Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre. Currently on display at the Haitian Embassy, his solo exhibition "Future Memories" explores the diasporic imagination.
Embassy of Haiti
2311 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008
June 20, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY | BLACK CREATIVITY 1.26.19
Jean-Pierre was selected as a juror for the 2019 Black Creativity Art Exhibition because of his talent and expertise! As a leader in the arts community his continued support and commitment to this dynamic program will help the Museum provide an opportunity for emerging African-American adult and youth artists to show their work to a broad public audience. Jurors are responsible for reviewing artwork submissions at MSI and selecting the art for the exhibition. Jurors will also select the award recipients.
Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S Lake Shore Dr,
Chicago, IL 60637
RESTON VIRGINIA ART FUNDRAISER 12.1.18
Charles Jean Pierre was selected by Jessica Stafford Davis & STABLE to participate in the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) for a live drawing event and fundraiser! The Monster Drawing Rally turns the GRACE gallery into a public performance space as over 50 artists create unique artworks on-site using their preferred media. Work will be available for purchase.
2018 Artist include: David Ibata, Rose Jaffe, Kelsey Johnson, Caitlin Teal Price, Michael Booker, Victor Ekpuk, Mimi Frank, Hadiya Williams, and Naoko Wowsugi. The Greater Reston Arts Center's mission is to enriches community life by promoting involvement and excellence in contemporary visual arts. GRACE provides a year-round program of contemporary visual art exhibitions, education programs for all ages, and special events.
JP SELECTED FOR TRANSFORMER ANNUAL AUCTION 11.17.18
The 15th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Gala at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design is regarded as the fall’s ‘not to be missed’ art event. Jean Pierre will be donating "Arm Leg Leg Arm Head" to this years Auction. The event is an extension of Transfomer's non-profit organization’s overall cutting-edge aesthetic. The Annual Auction provides essential support for our year-round dynamic exhibitions and innovative educational programming.
Date: Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Time: 8 - 11pm
Location: Corcoran school of the Arts & Design
JEAN PIERRE COMMISSIONED BY THE IDB 11.13.18
The Inter-American Development Bank asked a group of Latin American and Caribbean heritage artist to respond to the idea of promoting more inclusive cities. Through a collaborative process Jean Pierre answered by creating re creating Black (w)Holes, a multidisciplinary meditation on weight, connectedness and community. It questions the positive and perverse ways that we create and engage community.
This exhibition was made possible thanks to artistic research support by Washington Project for the Arts, which envisions the city as a place that welcomes, values, and respects the presence and contributions of contemporary artists.
1300 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington DC 20577
Free and open to the public Monday – Friday, 11am-6pm
URBAN INDIGENOUS IV: SAN FRANSICO 6.17.18
Jean Pierre work will be featured at the Urban Indigenous IV exhibition in San Fransisco. The exhibit seeks to re-commune, reconnect, and reorganize our urban indigenous family. Across the globe, the hxstory of imperialism has displaced indigenous communities, exploiting their sacred lands for resources and labor. The exhibition recognizes the urban environment as it bears witness to the separation and displacement of communities of color through forces such as gentrification.
WHEN: June 16 – 17, 2018 (detailed schedule below)
WHERE: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA 94103
SYNERGY VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION DC 7.7.17
Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP)
Visual Arts Exhibition
Opening Night - Friday, July 7, 2017
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2018 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective.
This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public.
Opening Night Details
Friday, July 7, 2017, 6 - 8 pm
I Street Galleries
200 I Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
Monday - Friday
9 am - 6 pm
Exhibition Closes Friday, August 11 at 6 pm
JP QUESTIONS IS SEPARATE EVER EQUAL? DC 3.24.17
Jean Pierre will explore the concept of separate and equal with 20 new works of art as an expansion of a 2014 exhibition centered on the 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education. Curator Brent "Munch" Joseph selected 15 multidisciplinary artists and thinkers to engage a public audience on the ways in which education and the arts can be keys towards achieving equality.
Artist included are Charles Jean-Pierre, Nabeeh Bilal, Billy Colbert, Jay Coleman, Dana Ellyn, Shaunté Gates, Brandon Hill, David Ibata, , Ajamu Kojo, Malkia K. Lydia, Maggie Michael, Stan Squirewell, Cory Stower, Candice Taylor, Buck, Munch and Jada Batts
MUSIC The CrossRhodes [Raheem Devaughn + Wes Felton]
ENTRY Free and open to the public
This exhibit is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
IS SEPERATE EVER EQUAL RSVP
Date and Time
Fri, March 24, 2017
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, I Street Galleries
200 I Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
ALCHEMICAL VESSELS GROUP EXHIBITION 3.17.17
Jean Pierre will be part of the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts' 20th anniversary. It is the 5th Alchemical Vessels exhibition and benefit. This year's concept for A-V-5 is The Night's Journey includes125 artists, chosen by 20 curators. They've been asked to create or choose a vessel to tell their story about the cyclical passage from pain to healing - a journey that resonates with all of us.
Opening Reception, Friday, March 17, 7:00-9:00 pm
Benefit Reception, Friday, April 28, 7:00 -10:00 pm
Closing Reception, Friday, May 5, 7:00 pm
MY HOME IS NOT YOUR BACKYARD | BARBADOS 2.26.17
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Caribbean Fine Art Fair presents: My Home Is Not Your Backyard Curated by Oshun Layne will be a dual venue experience at The Grand Salle Gallery and Annex (Bridgetown, Barbados) and Corridor Gallery (Brooklyn, NY).
It seeks to create a visual dialogue that highlights the reality of Caribbean societies as opposed to how they portrayed by the media and other sources. Artist Include artist from across the Caribbean Diaspora. Charles Jean Pierre (Haiti) will be joined by Kennis Baptiste (Grenada), Gharan Burton (Dominica), Pepe Coronado (Dominican Republic), Easton Davy (Jamaica), Sophia Dawson (Jamaica), Danae Howard (Panama), Jamal Ince (Barbados), Leslie Jimenez (Dominican Republic), Melissa Matthews (Trinidad and Tobago), Moses Ros-Suarez (Dominican Republic), Sheena Rose (Barbados), and Jorge Valdes (Cuba)
334 Grand Ave | Brooklyn, NY 11238
February 26th- March 26th, 2017
Opening Reception | Sunday, February 26th, 2017 4-6PM
Grand Salle Gallery & Annex
Tom Adams Financial Center | Spry Street, Bridgetown Barbados
March 8th-12th, 2017
Opening Reception | Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 6-9PM
JP TO BE HONORED AT THE DMV TITAN ARTS AWARDS 12.18.16
The board of the Titan Arts Awards honors creatives from the DMV area in various fields of the Arts. From Fashion, film, Music and visual Art. December 18th Charles Jean-Pierre will be honored at the Howard Theater for his contributions to art and education in the Washington Metropolitan area. Jean-Pierre will be recognized along side Donnie Simpson, EZ Street, Anwan Glover, Dj Flexx, Madness, and Marcellus Dance Studio.
DISROBING MASCULINITY ARTIST TALK | MPLS 11.19.17
Disrobing Masculinity: A conversation moderated by Tricia Heuring, Director/Curator for Public Functionary, and featuring artist Charles Philippe Jean Pierre; Jovan C. Speller, curator for The Feminist; Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara, writer and anthropologist; and Malanda, poet and author of Because of a Woman.
Using Jean Pierre’s artwork as a backdrop, this conversation will focus on dismantling ideas of power within contemporary social and political patriarchy. We will discuss a history of continued objectification of women, with a focus on women of color, and contemporary feminist theory. Panelists will respond to questions about varying archetypes of masculinity; the importance of using artistic and aesthetic representations as a catalyst to shift a society into promoting gender equality; and the ways in which men can contribute to just and nurturing communities.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
THE FEMINIST SOLO EXHIBITON | JEAN PIERRE MPLS 11.18.16
The Feminist, curated by Jovan C. Speller, highlights Charles Phillipe Jean Pierre’s interdisciplinary art practice, featuring a selection of acrylic and mixed media paintings, an installation, and a performance. The Feminist is a snapshot of Jean Pierre’s examination of contemporary literature, feminism, privilege, and power. As the artist navigates questions of race, gender and equality, he explores what it means be a feminist as a black man in American culture. Stylistically stepping aside from his known language of graffiti-like line-work, brush strokes, and bold color, Jean Pierre adopts a more subtle palette in abstract acrylic paintings and thick layers of high contrast mixed media works on canvas. The Feminist Jean Pierre illustrates his process of internalizing a movement and activating his individual agency, connecting personal intention to mass activism.
Opens November 18th
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
JP FEATURED IN BRIDGING THE GAP VOL. 1 10.20.16
, aspires to celebrate living artists and not repeat the errors of major institutions, by only exhibiting a snippet of work, from primarily deceased artists of color. With a 1960 mix media work on paper by Norman Lewis being the exception, living legends such as Otto Neals, Dick Griffin, Nannette Carter, and Dinga McCannon will occupy the same walls as legends in the making like Taha Clayton, Charles Jean Pierre, and Delilah Benitez.
The notion that museums have fallen short, when it comes to the inclusion of Black and Brown artists, is what shapes the perspective of the Bishop Gallery. The gallery believes, “The museum world is filled with politics and we understand that, but if we, The Bishop Gallery (a small gallery in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn) can curate exhibitions of this caliber, with this selection of living artists, there should be no reason why American museums can’t do the same, if not better. “
While museums play “historical catch up”, The Bishop Gallery aims to take advantage of this rare moment to shape a more inclusive depiction of art history. A history curated from their unique perspective, which includes both world-renowned and emerging Black and Brown artists.
SMITHSONIAN CULTURE LAB ON IMAGINED FUTURES | NYC 11.12.17
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is pleased to present CTRL+ALT: A Culture Lab on Imagined Futures.
Jean Pierre will join 40 plus artist and scholars to question our world, our country, our neighborhoods or ourselves. CTRL+ALT is creative convening of artworks, performances and dialogues with artists and scholars who insist that knowing what the future holds is not a question of speculation, but instead agency. Whether their concepts of the future are based on outer space or inner space, a distant era or the next brief moment, the tellers of these stories commonly claim them as their own. Representing a range of backgrounds and identities, they show that even those who have long been pushed to the margins are the center of someone’s universe.
SoHo Chinatown NYC
A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE: COLORFUL CONVERSATIONS 10.09.16
Curated by Howard alum, Carol R. Dyson the president of Black Artist of DC, the display continues a visual dialogue of color and abstraction. Artist included in the exhibition are: Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre, Akili Ron Anderson, Anne Bouie, Daniel T. Brooking, Summer Brown, Bernard Brooks, Jerrell Gibbs, Francine Haskins, Aziza Gibson-Hunter, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Gloria C. Kirk, Russel Simmons, James Terrell James Brown, Jr., Adjoa Burrowes, Kristen Hayes,
Opening reception at Blackburn Center begins at 4:30pm October 9th
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE 9.14.16
Jean-Pierre was selected to be a member of the Social Corps, an exclusive gathering of influencers from across the country, working hand-in-hand with the NMAAAHC's social media team and representatives to share this unprecedented moment of rich history with the world on September 14th 2016. The Grand Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens to the public September 24th 2016. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture. For tickets visit NMAAHC
There are 85,000 square feet of exhibition space, nearly 3000 objects, 12 exhibitions, 13 different interactives with 17 stations, and 183 videos housed on five floors.
Radical Re-imaginings: Our Racialized Past, Present, and Futures 6.6.16
Jean Pierre will be featured in Radical Re-imaginings: Our Racialized Past, Present, and Futures curated by Sheldon Scott In association with Woolly Mammoth’s upcoming production of AN OCTOROON, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The exhibition is a public art project at Woolly Mammoth featuring DC area artists responding to the ways in which America’s racialized past continues to inform our present moment. Questions to ask could be, how might we turn to the past, in order to turn from the past? How does working through and against the past allow us to better understand the present moment?
RUSH PHILANTHROPIC BLACK MAGIC: AFROFUTURES 4.24.16
Imagine scenes of lush color flooded by the light of the hot Caribbean sun - but first see the magic. Intersections of the past, present and future grounded in the magic was already in the ground, in the light when we were brought across the Atlantic all of these many times. This space, with its abundance of sunshine, sugar and black bodies, is the place where the modern world as we know it began - the original and eternal melting pot. It is the foundation of in the New World. Through the work of selected visual artists, Black Magic: AfroPasts/AfroFutures explores magical blackness through the lens of days gone by and imaginings of what is yet to come across the Diaspora.
The exhibition is an audio, visual exploration of magical realism across the Black Diaspora featuring the work of Roger Bonair-Agard, Arnold Butler, Taha Clayton, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Charles Jean-Pierre, OddKinCreate, & Underdog.
334 Grand Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238
Sunday, April 24
3 PM - 6 PM
WASHINGTON PROJECT FOR THE ARTS AUCTION GALA 4.9.16
WASHINGTON PROJECT FOR THE ARTS
7 Curators + 100+ Artists
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7 - 11 pm
1333 H Street NW, Washington, DC
Cocktails, dinner, curated silent auction, dance party
Fancifully irreverent attire
For tickets, artist & curator info, and more
visit www.wpadc.org, or contact
Nathalie von Veh at email@example.com;
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JEAN PIERRE FT. IN COLLAGE AT LATELA 3.26.16
Latela Art Gallery Director, Marta Staudinger, with the assistance of
Heather Funk, Maps Glover & Rachel Wishner will present COLLAGE , featuring collage and mixed media artworks by local and international artists,
Featured artists: Christa Avampato, Madison Bolls, Madeline Bryan, Joe Castro, Sara Clark,Laura Cowan, Tiffany de Lisio, Kristin Endsley & Hannah Adamaszek, Beth Ferraro, Kay Fuller,Michael Holt, Fidel Iranzo, Elyana Shamselangeroodi, Charles Jean-Pierre, Abi Kallushi, Kayla Meier, Meghan Narayan, Gabriella Robles, Kevin Spencer, Marta Staudinger, Rives Wiley& Rachel Wishner.
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 26, 5-7pm
LATELA Art Gallery 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio #27, DC
ALCHEMICAL VESSELS EXHIBITION + BENEFIT 3.18.16
Spring 2016 will be the fourth annual Alchemical Vessels exhibition and benefit at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, which serves both individuals with cancer and the Washington, DC community by using the arts as tools for healing. Jean Pierre will be one of 125 regional artists who believe in the transformative power of the arts. This year's Alchemical Vessels will feature a new collection of 125 original fine artworks specially created by a diverse selection of the regions best artist. Past exhibitors include Margaret Boozer, Dawn Gavin, Michael Platt and Hsin-Hsi Chen.
JP ON DAWN BHM PANEL ON DIASPORA PERSPECTIVES 2.23.16
Diaspora of African Women's Network will celebrate Black History Month with a discussion on Black immigrant achievements through storytelling, media and diverse narratives and a screening of "My Africa Is". The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring panelist Nosa Garrick, Abiola Oke, Nicole Amarteifio, and Charles Philippe Jean Pierre. They will move to deepen the conversation on African diaspora contributions to America, try to incorporate our voices in Black history discourse, and explore the diversity within Black immigrant and African diaspora narratives with the goal of commemorating the achievements and opportunities of partnerships with African diaspora actors.
Landmark E Street Theater
555 11th St NW DC 20004
Doors open at 6:30pm
THE ART OF BLACK LOVE ART INSTALLATION 2.20.16
District Canvas Presents The Art of Black Love at the Anacostia Art Center February 20th - March 12th 2016. Featured artists include Lazaro Batista, Charles Philippe Jean Pierre, Rodney Herring, Kris Diggs, Orpa Jean-Marie and Jay Durrah.
Anacostia Art Center
1231 Good Hope Road SE DC 20020
JEAN PIERRE FT BLACTIVISM AT GW UNIVERSITY 2.5.16
Jean Pierre will be featured in Blactivism The New Generation aims to capture the progression made by the new generation of black activists through the arts. The George Washington Universtiy Exhibition will take place in the School of Media and Public Affairs from February 5th - March 11th, 2016.
JP TO EXHIBIT AT MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY 1.18.16
Three works by Jean Pierre were selected by the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), for the 2016 Black Creativity Exhibition. Hosted at the Museum since 1970, the Juried Art Exhibition is the nation’s longest-running exhibition of African-American art, featuring an eclectic collection of approximately 100 new pieces each year in a dedicated gallery open to guests.
The exhibition is scheduled to be displayed at MSI from January 18 to February 21, 2016.
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
5700 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 753-3898 | http://msichicago.org
JEAN PIERRE TO BE HONORED AT KENNEDY CENTER 2.1.16
On February 1st 2016 Jean Pierre will join business leaders, government officials. philanthropic champions, and top educators from across the District for a star-studded awards show and celebration to honor the achievements of DCPS' finest teachers, administrators and school communities. Standing Ovation Awards are made possible by the generosity of Alice and David Rubenstein.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
6:30 - 8:00pm | Concert Hall
CIVIL COURT OF NYC INDUCTION CEREMONY 12.15.15
Celebrating phenomenal women is necessity in this day and age. Jean Pierre is doing just that. He was commissioned to create works of art for the Induction Ceremony of Lorna J. McAllister as a Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York. The Induction Ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome.
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Location: St. Francis College Founders Auditorium, 180 Remsen St (Btw Clinton St and Court St), Brooklyn
A CREATIVE DC INTERVIEW'S JEANPIERRE 11.19.15
"What is happening in DC is happening in Chicago, Brooklyn, and Miami. It is artists that turn undesirable spaces into places where people want to be. We have power and agency. I would like to see the DC arts community use that power to create new spaces where we can flourish."
I wanted to create something beautiful and meaningful for community that highlighted the need for safe creative spaces within our communities. Space is especially limited here in the District. The Ivy City Corridor is not only a home to a number of artists; it also functions as a refuge for a large population of homeless men in the district. I’ve had the opportunity to fellowship with these men and wanted to create something that artistically spoke to the changing dynamics of the community. Read more at A Creative DC.
JEAN PIERRE INVITED TO THE WHITE HOUSE 10.20.15
Artist Charles Jean Pierre was invited to the White House last week, in honor of National Youth Justice Awareness Month. He joined fellow artists in a workshop on "Justice and Opportunity: The Power of the Arts."
Jean Pierre joined Cheryl Pope in collaboration with Nathan Diamond, Director of the Arts for Washington DC Public Schools. The event consisted of three panel discussions and small group art-making sessions. These groups included White House employees working in the arts, such as the chief calligrapher, speechwriter, and videographer, paired with invited contemporary artists as well as youth from Chicago and Washington. Each group was challenged to generate a work that merges the aesthetics of the state and the aesthetics of urban contemporary experience responding to issues that surfaced in the morning panels and performances.
“This invitation to the White House is an opportunity for these young voices to be seen and heard, face to face with those who have the power to actually make legal changes,” says Pope. “Through this interaction, they will see the values and importance of hearing how the juvenile justice system is affecting the lives of young people.”
"Art is about dignity, and so is justice. We have the power to bring dignity to students and adults through the arts,” says Jean Pierre. "It is our duty to paint the picture of what justice can look like in America.”
DISTRICT CANVAS LAUNCH SHOWCASE |OPENING RECEPTION | 08.28.15
Join Jean Pierre for the opening reception of Launch, an artist showcase by District Canvas. Friday, August 28, 2015 from 6 - 9pm @ The Fridge. Launch will featuring work by Lazaro Batista, Andrea McKenzie, Charles Philippe Jean Pierre, and Greg Slade.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Opening Night Reception
6 - 9 pm @ The Fridge
516 8th Street SE (rear alley)
Washington, DC 20003
Soundscape by DJ Cleveland Browne
Saturday, August 29, 2015
2 - 5 pm
Sunday, August 30, 2015
2 - 4 pm
JEAN PIERRE TO ATTEND DINNER CURATED 6.28.15
Dinner Curated is an intimate dinner party experience where the guests are hand-selected. Jean Pierre is one of 14 creatives who will share the unique dinning experiences. Guest will be served a meal cooked in-house and paired with local wine in a cool, eclectic environment. Dinner guests are invite-only and "curated" to be like-minded individuals who can easily connect. The goal is to bring people together for good food and organic conversation. While other social gatherings can be over-saturated, Dinner Curated focuses on quality over quantity.
JEAN PIERRE ART FT AT INTELLECTUCOOL CREATIVE HOURS 6.26.15
Join Jean-Pierre and INTELLECTUCOOL at Nomad Yard Collectiv as we gather creatives, entrepreneurs, artists, and those of the like at one of DC's coolest and most cultured marketplaces. This event will feature 6 exclusive paintings from Jean Pierre, private in-store shopping, good music, drinks, and of course creative conversation & connections.
Nomad Yard Collectiv
411 New York Ave NE, DC 20002
Friday June 26th 2015
STOCKHOLM SYNDROME PANEL FT JEAN PIERRE 6.22.15
On the closing of Larry Cook's exhibition, Stockholm Syndrome, Larry Cook and Holly Bass will co-moderate a roundtable discussion on black liberation, black joy, and solutions to Stockholm Syndrome featuring Kyle Dargan, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Charles Jean-Pierre and Omolara Williams. Panelist will share memories, quotes, poems and images that represents black joy for them.
1353 U St NW
Washington DC 20009
AT WAR WITH OURSELVES | OPENING RECEPTION | 05.30.15
This exhibition invited members of Black Artists of DC to respond through visual art to Nikky Finney's poem entitled At War with Ourselves. Featuring the art of Charles Jean Pierre, the exhibition is part of a year-long series of programs investigating and learning from the legacy of the Civil War on race in America presented across regional partnerships with the Clarice Smith Performing Art Center and centered on a new work of poetry The Clarice commissioned by Nikki Finney.
At War With Ourselves Exhibition
May 25 - June 18, 2015
Opening Reception: May 30, 2015 from 5-8pm
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Ave,
Brentwood, Maryland 20722
JEAN PIERRE FACILITATES NEW MURAL FOR ELLIOT HINE | 05.15.15
Jean Pierre facilitated the creation of a 4x6 ft. monochromatic floral mural along side a group of first and second grade District of Columbia Public School students. The mural is one of several Capitol Hill elementary school murals that will be used to beautify the Elliott Hine construction fence located at Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C.
JEAN PIERRE MEETS 2015 CORO FELLOWS | 05.15.15
On May 15, 2015 Charles Jean Pierre met with eight Coro Fellows in Public Affairs from St Louis to discuss social entrepreneurship, activism, and grassroots community work. The Coro Fellowship uses the city as a classroom to train the next generation of change-makers. Today’s complex urban environments present constantly evolving challenges and opportunities, creating an increasing need for versatile leaders with the ability to forge connections and lead across the non-profit, business and government sectors.
JEAN PIERRE TO PAINT IN FINE LINES PAINT JAM 2015 | 05.09.15
Jean Pierre will paint in the Words Beats & Life Fine Lines Paint Jam for the 2nd year in a row. Words Beats & Life has partnered with Albus Cavus to host a daylong paint jam featuring the work of 75 artists on a 990-foot wall.
This event takes place on Saturday May 9th from 11am-8pm at 514-680 Rhode Island Ave NE.
See details here.
THIS SIDE OF ETERNITY | OPENING RECEPTION | 05.08.15
Join artist Charles Jean Pierre at the Anacostia Art Center May 8, 2015 from 6-8pm for the opening reception of his solo exhibition This Side of Eternity. Exhibition will run May 8 - July 31, 2015.
Anacostia Art Center
1231 Good Hope Rd., SE
Washington, DC 20020
VISUAL ARTIST JEAN PIERRE UNVEILS “HOUSING MATTERS” MURAL | 04.26.15
Charles Jean Pierre creates "Housing Matters" mural to give a visual voice to the housing crisis in Brooklyn. With an increasing population and a diminishing affordable housing supply, New York City is facing a huge housing epidemic.
VLI ANNOUNCES JEAN PIERRE AS 2015 TOP LEADER UNDER 40 | 5.6.15
Charles Jean Pierre, Artist & Educator, will be honored as one of 2015 Top Leaders Under 40. In an effort to recognize leaders under 40 making a true impact in the DC Metro area, Virginia Leadership Institute awards those who are changing lives and leaving a legacy. Each year the VLI brings together community members to honor those who are making the DC Metro area a better place.
To Purchase tickets to attend the 2015 Top Leaders Under 40 Awards click
International Artist Jean Pierre To Travel With World Scholar’s Program To Panama 5.24.15
Charles Jean Pierre, alongside 20 students from the Village Leadership Academy’s World Scholars Program and local Panama youth, will come together to create a community mural inspired by Panama’s vibrant traditions and culture.
During this international expedition, students engage in cultural exchanges with other children of the world, develop new friendships that extend beyond the boundaries of their communities, and acquire first-hand knowledge about the challenges that other communities face. For Village Leadership Academy students, this journey culminates a year-long exploration of Panama’s socio-cultural, political and economic histories.
Click here for more information or to donate to this voyage
6th Annual World Scholars Program Gala: Panama 2015. 4.19.15
Help send Village Leadership Academy students to Panama this May by attending the 6th annual World Scholars Program Gala! This evening will include Panamanian cuisine, Afro-Panamanian cuisine, Afro-Panamanian music and dance, silent auction & an overview of the World Scholars Program.
The Gala will take place Sunday, April 19th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM at Nacional 27, 325 West Huron Street. Tickets can be purchased at: Eventbrite: WSP Gala Tickets
Support the development of a new cadre of social justice advocates, prepared for global leadership!
Jean Pierre To Be Honored UIC Black Alumni Achiever Awards 2.7.15
The University of Illinois Black Alumni Advisory Council will
honor six alumni for their commitment to excellence. Jean Pierre has been identified as a distinguished alumni who has opened doors for the youth through the arts and engagement in communities. Awardees will be honored at the UIC Black Alumni Achievers Luncheon on Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
For more information visit www.uicbaac.org
Jean Pierre To Judge 2015 DC Youth Slam Semi-Finals 2.7.15
Jean Pierre will be a special guest judge at the Semi-Finals for the 2015 DC Youth Slam Team on Saturday February 7th, from 4 - 6pm at the National Portrait Gallery. The event is free and open to the public. 24 teenagers will perform for a chance to make it onto the 2015 DC Youth Slam Team.
Semi-Finals for The DC Youth Slam Team
National Portrait Gallery
8th & G Street, NW
Jean Pierre Partnering with DCPS Empowering Males of Color 1.27.15
Through EMOC, District of Columbia Public Schools will take a close look at the challenges and successes Black and Latino males experience from pre-K to Grade 12. We will work with the community, as well as school and district leaders to find ways to make school more exciting, increase academic success, and prepare our males of color for college, careers and life beyond DCPS.
US STATE DEPARTMENT INTERNATIONAL MEDAL OF ARTS RECEPTION 1.21.15
The Office of Art In Embassies presents The 2015 International Metal of The Arts Award for individuals abiding generosity and commitment to the mission of cultural diplomacy. We will celebrate the works of Artist Xu Bing, Mark Bradford,Sam Gilliam, Kehinde Wiley, Maya Lin, Julie Mehretu, and Pedro Reyes. Each has contributed to the artistic landscape of our nation by highlighting our shared experiences.
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE + INDUSTRY CHICAGO BLACK CREATIVITY 1.21.15
Artist Charles Jean-Pierre will be exhibiting at Black Creativity 2015. The Juried Art Exhibition takes place at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago from January 21 - February 22, 2015. Hosted at the Museum since 1970, the exhibition is the nation’s longest-running exhibition of African-American art, featuring an eclectic collection of approximately 100 new pieces each year in a dedicated gallery open to guests.
The mission of Black Creativity is to inspire African-American children to pursue educational opportunities and careers in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering, through programs and events that encourage children and their parents to utilize the Museum of Science and Industry as a resource for exploring and discovering their inventive and creative genius.
OVERHE(a)R(e) Exhibition London Ft. Art by Jean-Pierre 01.09.15
The new incarnation of 21 Artists, OVERHE(a)R(e), will take place in Chicago and London in partnership with Chicago-based organisation, The Simple Good, in Winter 2014/15. The project aims to provide opportunities for artists to connect on either side of the Atlantic, broaden their networks and contribute to a global conversation about place, identity and preconceived notions about of what life is like to be an artist in these two cities.
Please join us for the London Edition on 9th January, 2015 at The Carnegie Library, featuring work from twenty-one artists from London and Chicago from 6-10PM.
H.E.R. HEARING EVERY RHYME 12.19.14
Artist Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre, Asha Santee, and Victoria Ford explore the ways rhythm, movement and music are captured on film and canvas to reconstruct how we experience sound and silence.
1231 Food Hope Rd. SE
December 19th, 2014
6:00 - 8:00pm
OVERHE(a)R(e) Exhibition Chicago Ft. Jean-Pierre 12.13.14
After three successful projects, the pilot for a new incarnation of 21 Artists will take place in Chicago and London in partnership with Chicago-based organization, The Simple Good. The project provides opportunities for artists to connect on either side of the Atlantic, contributing to a global conversation about place, identity and preconceived notions about of what life is like in these two cities.
The title OVERHE(a)R(e) aims to challenge perceptions particular places hold, combining the verbiage used by many when describing what it’s like in their locale, ‘over here’, with ideas related to attitudes or stereotypes that adopt from what we ‘overhear’ from others albeit our peers, families, the media or film and television. This partnership between 21 Artists and The Simple Good brings together artists from two distinct cities on either side of the Atlantic to share inspiration about what the ‘simple good’ means for their city to make reciprocal work for a touring exhibition and workshop series. Ten artists from London and eleven artists from Chicago were paired together to collaborate on the ideas and inspiration that formed the basis of OVERHE(a)R(e).
December 12th- Chicago Exhibition, Aplomb Gallery
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH AFRICAN ART 12.11.14
Join Jean-Pierre at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art for the 2014 Holiday Party. The cocktail reception is December 11th from 7-9pm at the National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution 950 Independence Avenue SW Washington DC. RSVP by December 5th 2014
ARTIST TALK AT HAITIAN HERITAGE MUSEUM MIAMI 12.5.14
The Haitian Heritage Museum will conduct an “Artist Talk” on December 5th, where museum guests will have a chance to meet and speak with Haitian American Artist Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre. The event will take place at the Haitian Heritage Museum located at 4141 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 105C Miami Design District.
HHM Presents “Haiti Contemporary” Installation ft Jean-Pierre
Haitian Heritage Museum Presents “Haiti Contemporary”
An Art Basel Installation featuring Artist, Charles Jean-Pierre
Charles Jean-Pierre, Haitian-American artist will open his solo exhibition at the Haitian Heritage Museum entitled “ Haiti Contemporary-Les Jacmeliens IV. He will feature his Abstract Expressionism series during Art Basel. By bridging contemporary Haitian artists from around the world with the local art scene in the Miami Design District, this annual show will open up a cross-border dialogue of vibrant artistic expressions by Haitian artists throughout the diaspora.
Haitian art is known for depicting its diverse roots and strong ties to Africa, which reveal Haiti’s deep history and heritage. “Culture is what makes us different and also what brings us together,” said Jean-Pierre.
To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-basel-haiti-contemporary-les-jacmelien-iv-tickets-14623337797
INTELLCTUCOOL #DISSONANCE ft Art By Jean-Pierre Hillyer Gallery 11.16.14
Jean-Pierre explores dissonance and the expressions of conflict through art, conversations and monologues. Intellectucool is an open forum where millennials can freely discuss art, ideas, and topics that are essential to the growth of a hip intellectual artistic community.
9 Hillyer Ct NW,
Washington, D.C., DC 20008
Sunday November 16th 2014
Jean Pierre Featured on The Simple Good 9.25.14
Jean Pierre's "Let Them Eat Cake" was featured on The Simple Good which is dedicated to connecting the meaning of good from around the world through a platform of art and discussion. It's core message of ‘appreciating the little things’ builds on the awareness that humans are able to connect to each other through the fundamental element of good in the world. The photo represents the signs, symbols, and institutions that mean more to communities than what the blind eye would communicate. The photo captures the neon lights of a staple in Chicago. It represents local busines, small business, an escape from everyday. It is a treat. Something that lets you know you are home.
I like My Chocolate Dark Exhibition Review 9.17.14
How therefore can the language of art be used to speak to the tensions that exist in the act of gentrification? A recent art exhibition “I like my chocolate Dark” curated by Martina Dodd tried to tackle this very tension in Chocolate City or Washington DC. The six artists featured in the I like My Chocolate Dark took on the tensions of gentrification in ways that gave as much voice as academic or journalistic treatments of the subject. Features 6 oeuvres entitled D.C everyday from Charles Jean-Pierre that speak to the sweetest of nostalgia. Jean Pierre renders the images anonymous with black marks to feature an era perhaps long gone.
Jean Pierre Partners w/ Esquire Mentorship Program 9.12.14
ESQUIRE magazine is seeking to encourage more adult men to mentor boys in response to their precarious relationships with the education system and the criminal justice system. They've partnered with WeBuildMen.org which is a community based platform that provides the know how, tools and support to help build tomorrow's men, today. Jean Pierre, based in Washington DC, is one of the first mentor highlighted in the campaign.
"Mentoring is about living a life that inspires & a willingness to serve. Mentors make the possible visible." #WeBuildMen #Esquire
Recreative Spaces Presents: The Elemental Spaces 6.27.14
Join Charles Philippe Jean Pierre for the opening night of the Elemental Spaces Exhibition. The showcase includes an opportunity to meet the artists, learn more about the work Recreatives Spaces doing, and enjoy a chance to mingle with like-minded art enthusiasts. The ReCreative Spaces initiative builds community through arts-oriented programming in unused, under-used, and unlikely spaces. Complimentary beer, wine, and light hors d'oeuvre will be served.
Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: ReCreative Gallery
1707 Sundance Dr
Reston, VA 20194
Jean-Pierre Helps Launch NIKE Baddest DC 06.25.14
The best can change but the Baddest is for ever. Jean Pierre partnered with the Legendary Dick Gregory to help launch the new Nike Basketball campaign that recognizes the baddest of all time.The sharp-witted comedian and civil rights activist will be central to the campaign that highlights the 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant through urban expressionism and timeless renaissance style.
Wednesday June 25th 2014
Walter E Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington DC 20001
Afro Punk Features Visual Artist Jean Pierre 5.6.14
AFRO PUNK Contributor Le Black Star met up with Charles recently for some pizza, He had just wrapped up a series of paintings for his "40 for 40" project, an initiative to complete a painting each day for forty days. The 4" by 4" pieces span from imagined scenes from American history to r Ol-Dirty Osiris. "We discussed how a lot of us spend an average of 40 hours a week working towards a stranger's ambitions but spend little to no time at all in pursuit of our own. Click the link to read the entire article.
Jean Pierre Selected for Fine Lines Colaborative Mural Project 4.8.14
Words Beats & Life has partnered with HiArts and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to host a daylong mural jam featuring the work of Charles Jean Pierre among several talented local and international artist. The mural 990-foot mural is part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide festival. This event takes place on Sunday April 6th from 11am-7pm at 514-680 Rhode Island Ave NE. The event is produced in collaboration with The Fridge and Albus Cavus.
Children of Niger Charity Gala 3.29.14
Jean-Pierre is joining the efforts to help raise funds for the children of Niger. With little primary education, Niger has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world. Its health system is basic and disease is widespread. Jean-Pierre's introspective Artwork will be part of the silent auction for the CHILDREN OF NIGER CHARITY GALA. 100% of the proceeds from the silent auction and non-ticket donations will go directly to Hosanna Institute of the Sahel and Remar Orphanage in Niger.
Date:Saturday, March 29, 2014
TIme: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Downtown in Richmond, Virginia.
Jean Pierre's Art selected for 2014 Nike Sneaker Gala 2.21.14
For the fourth year, NIKE, Inc. is honoring Black History Month with an exclusive collection that pays tribute to a group of extraordinary athletes. This year artist Charles Jean Pierre was selected to present three complimentary works of art to auction at the 2014 Nike Sneakerball. The works will benefit the Nike Ever Higher Fund.
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
Location: Leftbank Annex 101 N Weilder Portland
Jean Pierre Ft. Artist ART 100 Exhibition 11.19.13
ART 100 NYC is an exhibit you will not want to miss. It is presented by the Young and Powerful group and will display works from artist such as Stephanie Kiah, Peter Francis, and Kahiem Archer. The featured artist of the evening will be Haitian American artist Charles Jean-Pierre. The exhibition will benefit The Young & Powerful Groups Pipeline Mentoring Project that is gearing up to launch in New York City in January 2014. It will be a vehicle for young professionals and seasoned college students to be socially active. The Pipeline Mentoring Project will consist of both short-term and long-term mentoring engagements to provide options for folks with various levels of available time.
Location: 64 3rd Ave 11th St New York, NY
Date: Tuesday November 19th, 2013
Jean-Pierre Featured on Culture Complex 10.10.13
Culture Complex sits down with Charles Jean Pierre, a Haitian American visual artist based in Washington D.C. by way of Chicago. I've known Jean Pierre for years and I am continually amazed at his growth as an artist and his ever evolving perspective on life and culture. He chats with us about his work and what inspires him to create.
Jean-Pierre in Words Beats & Life: Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture 9.9.13
Artist Charles Jean-Pierre is featured in the latest issue of the Words Beats & Life Journal of Hip-Hop Culture. The issue features Nas on the cover and discusses "Who Are We: Deconstructing Identities In Hip-Hop". The WBL Journal is a peer-reviewed, hybrid periodical of art and hip-hop studies published twice a year. Inside, you’ll find a platform for both emerging and established intellectuals & artists who use this unique medium to elevate hip-hop theory and practice in a common resource. Today, the journal is the world’s only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the subject of hip-hop culture.
Jean-Pierre Presents Harvey Renaissance Block Party 9.2.13
The City of Harvey celebrates the arts, education, and community with its newest community mural “A Song for Harvey | A Song for America” by Artist Charles Jean-Pierre with dancing, poetry, and jazz Labor Day 2013.
Date: Monday, September 2nd
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Harvey Water Department 51 W. 149th St Harvey, IL
Jean-Pierre Featured In EBONY Magazine Art & Culture 6.24.13
Chicago Native Charles Jean-Pierre's Artwork is featured in Ebony Magazines latest series of stories; Enough is Enough, which examine the factors contributing to the crisis in Chicago. The series of stories highlight individuals that are making making waves in the community. The Story, by Riley Wilson is titled Can Art Reduce Neighborhood Violence?
“A lot of the things that I’m doing are a little unorthodox... I think it feeds our humanity and that humanity is what we need in order to not kill each other."Read more at Ebony Magazine
21 Artists: London Final Exhibition featuring Jean Pierre 6.2.13
21 Artists Final Exhibition took place May 21st 2013. There was a packed house for the closing celebration. The exhibition featured live art Installation, Performance, Visual Art. Photos from the 21 Artists: London Final Exhibition May 21st, 2013 at 3Space’s Blackfriars Hub in central London.
Literacy Through Photography City-Wide Exhibit
Join Teaching Artist Charles Jean-Pierre and his students in the Literacy Through Photography City-Wide Exhibit and End of School Year Celebration. The reception will be held at Gallery 102 and will feature a a selection of photographs and writing from Jean-Pierre's students and the nearly 400 participating students around the city. The event is an effort to build strong family-school partnerships. Please RSVP if you will be in attendance. Wine and appetizers will be served.
Gallery 102 - Smith Hall of Art
George Washington University
801 22nd Street Northwest DC
Thursday, June 6th 6 - 8 pm
Jean-Pierre Featured in Washington Post Life Style Section - 5.15.2013
Margaret Ely of the Washington Post Covered Jean-Pierre's latest mural at Holy Rosary Church. "The most lasting piece of the centennial, though, came not from church members but from local artists and teens, who painted a mural on the wall of the church’s rectory."
"Under the tutelage of artist Charles Jean-Pierre, Mitchell and several other City Arts students worked with Brignolo on the initial sketches and plans for the mural, then on two weeks of daily work at the rectory to paint and complete it."
Jean-Pierre Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of America d2D Launch 5.7.13
|Boys & Girls Clubs of America Launches Diplomas to Degrees Program to Prepare High School Teens for Higher Education. Boys & Girls Clubs of America, along with partners Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and the Darden Restaurants Foundation, today announced the launch of a college readiness initiative, Diplomas to Degrees (d2D), which will support academic success and improve high school graduation rates for teens.
The announcement was made at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, where Club teens from the Washington, D.C., region were joined by volunteers from Toyota Financial Services and Darden Restaurants, Inc., to paint a mural of a “dream board” created by renowned artist Charles Jean-Pierre. The mural showcases a young person’s race from “diplomas to degrees,” providing inspiration for all youth to pursue their dreams.
Jean-Pierre Interview with News Radio 1270 AM Washington 5.7.13
Tune into News Radio 1270 WCBC-AM/Washington, DC Tuesday, May 7th from 2:00pm ET asJean Pierre talks Art, Murals, Education, Community Engagement, and Diplomas to Degrees
Jean Pierre Partners with National Boys & Girls Clubs 5.7.13
May 7th 2013 Jean Pierre reveals his new mural inspired by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Degrees to Diplomas launch event.
Hip Hop and the American Revolution LONDON 5.17.13
Jean-Pierre is heading back to the heart of London. 21 Artists Exhibition takes place April 29th – May 17th at 3Space Gallery in Blackfriars with a Final Exhibition on Tuesday, May 21st.
JEAN PIERRE SELECTED FOR ART IN EMBASSIES PROGRAM 4.1.13
Charles Jean Pierre was selected to be part of the United States Department of State ART in Embassies (AIE) program. AIE promotes diplomacy through vital cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts. Artists have the opportunity to travel to participating countries and collaborate with local artists to produce works to display in embassies and consulates.
Jean-Pierre's African Blues Bros was selected by U.S. Ambassador Mike Raynor to be part of U.S. Embassy in Cotonou Art Exhibition in Benin West Africa. The work will be on display through 2014. AIE strives to engage, educate, and inspire global audiences, showing how art can transcend national borders and build connections among peoples.
Gallery D'ESTEE 2013 3.1.13
Chicago Alumnae Chapter Presents Gallery D'Estee 2013 featuring the Art of Charles Jean-Pierre. Artitude is an artistic expression, exposur, and excitement featuring some of the most illustrious artist of the Diaspora with their pastels, oils, acrylics, sculptures, and photographs. Admission is complimentary.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Exploring Identity 1.26.13
City Arts is pleased to present FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Exploring Identity Art Exhibition and Fundraiser curated by Artist in Residence Charles Jean-Pierre. This will be the first of its kind for City Arts. The talented high-school student art apprentices from the Arts & Entrepreneurship program will share their personal artistic visions and make their First Impressions on the Washington DC art community.
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY
January 26, 2013
@ ART ENABLES- OFF RHODE STUDIO
2204 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE, NE
WASHINGTON, DC 20018
Jean-Pierre Featured on iGossip 10.18.12
Jean-Pierre featured in Braun Cruzer Style Guide 9.2.12
Charles Jean-Pierre was selected as the Artist Entreprenuer for the Braun Cruzer Executive Style Guide featured in the 100 Most Powerful Executive issue of Black Enterprise Magazine. The vignette is featured on page 80 of the September 2012 Issue.
Jean-Pierre Finalist for Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation Competition 10.2.12
Jean-Pierre's work will be featured in the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® and Russell and Danny Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation art competition. The 2012 Artisan Series is an incredible opportunity for talented emerging artists from across the country to showcase their imaginative works of art. Jean-Pierre will compete to exhibit at Art Basel Miami this December and has the opportunity to exhibit at Russell and Danny Simmons' Rush Arts Gallery in New York January 2013.
Y&P National Art Director Completes Mural in Chicago 8.22.12
Charles Jean-Pierre, the National Art Director of The Young & PowerfulGroup completed a Haitian inspired mural called “Bronzeville A Wonderland” with students from Passport Carriers, a new non profit organization dedicated to exposing urban youth to international travel and art.
The mural represents the Blues and Jazz history of Chicago’s South Side. Click here to read more about the mural|
Obama for America Fundraiser Event & Awards 9.5.12
VICTORY Democratic National Convention Fundraising Event Art By Charles Jean-Pierre Rising Star Awards Reception 6:00pm-12:00am
1100 Metropolitan Ave, Charlotte, NC
Valet & Street Parking Available
Road to Victory Message
Congressman Danny K. Davis
U. S. House of Representatives (D-IL)
Jean Pierre featured in the Washington Post Contributions to New DC Mural 8.31.12
At Ben’s Chili Bowl, a side of art: The new graffiti-inspired mural
By Clinton Yates
Portraits of Chuck Brown, Bill Cosby, President Obama and Donnie Simpson now serve as greeters if you find yourself in one of the lines that often snake around the building... Public art is vital to any city. Just ask Charles Jean-Pierre, the artist behind the all-acrylic Chuck Brown mural at Sweet Mango in Petworth, who’s been helping Aniekan Udofia this week. “Street art is definitely an underrated form of art, usually looked down upon. But it’s hard to look down upon street art when you see big murals like this,” Jean-Pierre said.
“How many people actually go into galleries and get to share that experience?” he added. “Anybody that walks down the street, whether they’re old, young, rich, poor — everybody can enjoy this mural and find something where they connect with it.”
Jean-Pierre Recognized by Chicago's 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell 8.15.12
Passport Carriers, a new nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing urban youth to international travel, launched its first class of students on March 13th 2012. The students, all African-American high school males, completed a ten-week program of cultural competency training and received their first U.S. passport. The 10 high school students participating in Passport Carriers' cross-cultural training are part of the Options Lab School at Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center, an organization in Bronzeville that trains youth and adults in creative arts fields.
The latest project by Passport Carriers is a mural project on the NW corner of 47th and Calumet in Bronzeville. Artist-in-residence, Charles Jean-Pierre is completing a Haitian inspired mural called "Bronzeville A Wonderland" that represents the Blues and Jazz history of the community, and has turned into an exciting space for people in the neighborhood.
District of Columbia Mayor's Arts Awards 9.13.12
The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities will present the 27th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 6:30 PM at the Historic Lincoln Theatre. In addition to revealing the winners in five arts and three teaching categories, the program will feature performances by acts including the Poem-cees, Nistha Raj, Christylez Bacon, Rev. Nolan Williams, National Hand Dance Association, and the African Heritage Dancers and Drummers. Honorees for this year’s event will be Melvin Deal, Paul Jorgensen and George Stevens Jr.
The Historic Lincoln Theatre
1215 U St
Gering, NE 69341
6 - 9pm
PC Presents: Jean-Pierre "Qui Je Suis" Art Exhibition 8.9.12
Wish Charles Jean-Pierre and his students of PC a Bon Voyage! "Qui Je Suis" is an Art Exhibition by Artist-In-Resident Charles Jean-Pierre and a fundraiser for the inaugural class of Passport Carriers forthcoming trip to Kassel Germany.
Live painting, Live music, and poetry
Complimentary drinks & hors d'oeuvres
Location: Little Black Pearl Cafe
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012
Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free Event. Donations encouraged.
"Bronzeville Noir" Mural Dedication Chicago 8.4.12
Passport Carriers Artist-in-Residence Jean-Pierre led Little Black Pearl students in creating "Bronzeville Noir" Mural in Chicago's Jazz District. Mural Dedication is in Bronzeville this Saturday August 4th 2012. The Chicago Bucket Boys will start the ceremony with an opening tribute.
Time: 12-1 pm
Location: 47th & Calumet
Kindred Family Soul Ft. Jean-Pierre Chicago 8.19.12
Come out to celebrate love, family and the true fighting spirit that keeps us all moving around the world. Artist Charles Jean-Pierre will be painting live with Kindred Family Soul and ZZAJE.
Time: July 19, 2012 from 7pm to 11pm
Location: THE SHRINE IN CHICAGO
Event Type: concert
Organized By: ROC Hard Entertainment.
JP PAINTS LIVE WITH DEAD PREZ @ SHRINE 7.3.12
Dead Prez live at The Shrine with Live Painting by Charles Jean-Pierre on Tuesday, July 3rd. Chicago famed hip-hop duo Dead Prez will team up with Charles Jean-Pierre of the Culture District for a Hip Hop concert at the Shrine.
Doors open 8pm
Jean-Pierre Mural in Port Au Prince Haiti 5.28.12
PORT AU PRINCE - Haitian American Artist Charles Jean-Pierre will be creating a 12x16 ft mural in the heart of Port Au Prince, Haiti. The mural is part of Jean-Pierre's Documentary "Qui Je Suis" which follows Jean-Pierre in Haiti after the tragic earthquake of 2010. The mural is the culmination of a two year effort documenting an artist's effort to understand the gravity of the 2010 natural disaster while doing what he can to make a positive impact on his homeland.
Fox 5 DC Covers Mural to honor Chuck Brown 5.22.12
WASHINGTON - It has been almost one week since the death of "The Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown. Students from MacFarland Middle School in Petworth are already creating a masterpiece in his honor. They have taken over the giant outside wall at Sweet Mango Cafe on Georgia Avenue.
"When we proposed the idea to them, the answer wasn't 'Yes.' It was 'When are you going to get started?'" says teacher and artist Charles Jean-Pierre. And it wasn't long before the speakers were set up - blasting Chuck Brown tunes and the paintbrushes were dancing... Link to FOX 5 DC Story
National Artist Jean-Pierre Dedicates Mural To Late Chuck Brown 5.21.12
Jean Pierre is featured on Loop21 Makes the mural a learning opportunity for students, hoping to bring community together “I’ve seen the positive impact Chuck Brown Mural has had on the community. We should do something to attribute to him,” Charles Jean-Pierre, an artist and teacher at Macfarland Middle School, told Loop 21 in an interview. For more check out www.loop21.com/culture/chuck-brown-mura…
ART BUZZ Ft. Jean Pierre SKY Real Estate Ledroit Park
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 -- SKY Real Estate opens its new office in the District with a showcase of work at ART BUZZ Artists Darel Dawson, Charles Jean Pierre, Chris Bishop, and Joan Belmar will display their works at SKY's new 1703 North Capitol Street, NE location on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 6:00-9:00pm.
JEAN PIERRE FEATURED IN DC LIFE MAGAZINE 4.10.12
Jean Pierre is featured in DC Life Magazine. Lanna Ray goes in depth with Haitian American artist, Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre, and covers a number of personal and professional questions. Bringing Life to a Canvas Near You!
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Recognizes JP @ Professional Development 4.14.12
The Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre to the Emerging Artist 2012 Artist Seminar. The workshop will discuss representation, fundraising, portfolio and development. Emerging Artist 2012 Showcase taking place on Sunday, April 29, 2012 from 3:30-6:30 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St. NE Washington, DC 20002
April 14th, 2012
10:00 - 1:00 PM
Jean-Pierre's Student Earns A Trip to The White House Easter 4.9.12
Upon learning of the nationwide White House Easter Egg Roll Poster Contest, Jean-Pierre encouraged his students to submit their works of art. Not only was the work of Breonna Bailey chosen, but her piece of art was hand selected by First Lady, Michele Obama and will serve as the event’s program cover. Bailey, is a 7th grader from Macfarland Middle School here in Northwest Washington. She is 13 years old, and her favorite subject is reading and her favorite book is Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Jean-Pierre has been inspired by the exciting response of Bailey and her classmates and looks forward to challenging them to step outside of themselves and into their communities with artistic projects that promote global citizenship. This summer while school in Washington, DC is on break, Jean-Pierre will spend six weeks teaching an intensive art course at the Alvin Ailey American Theatre Dance Camp, in Chicago, IL to a select group of middle school students.
Jean-Pierre Gallery @ Ujamaa School Fundraiser 4.8.12
The Ujamaa School is in jeopardy of losing their building. They have been serving the community for 44 years and its our turn to give back. They have been fundraising since May 2011 the deadline to reach their goal is May 2012. The event will be a community market place with live performances and vendors.
Location: Soul 57 - 1326 Florida Ave NE Washington DC
Date: Sunday April 8th, 2012
J*Davey x Peekaso x JP Culture District 3.27.12
Shine on Me and Up & UP present J*Davey New Designer Drug Tour. Opening set by Def Sound. Live art Charles Jean-Pierre & Demont Peekaso Pinder of the Culture District.
Liv Night Club
2001 11th St, NW DC 20001
Doors @ 8pm
DIVERSITY DISCOVER Features JEAN-PIERRE 3.18.12
Dr. Nahal spotlights Haitian artist Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre in the Diversity Discovery March Arts Edition. She covers Jean-Pierre's view on diversity and asks him how he incorporates diversity in his art.
Join Jean-Pierre at the Kate Fraser Gallery for a Seminar 3.15.12
Jean-Pierre invites the art community to a seminar by Kate Fraser. She is a fine art professional and owner and director of the Fraser Gallery. The seminar will be an hour-long presentation and lecture on how to acquire gallery representation. Topics will include: How to find the right gallery for your work. What should you submit to a gallery? How to have a successful Gallery/Artist relationship. What not to do. RSVP @ www.theartleague.org
The Art League
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
JP Partners w/ Accenture for International Women's Day 3.9.12
Jean-Pierre is contributing to a great cause. He is donating one of his works of art to the Accenture International Women’s Day Event March 9th 2012. Charles Jean-Pierre and Accenture are raising funds for the “N Street Village”, a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. N Street Village also provides affordable rental housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. IWD is as an opportunity to celebrate global advances in equality, justice, and human development.
Jean-Pierre Engages Students In White House Easter Egg Roll Poster Contest 3.8.12
Jean-Pierre assisted students from MacFarland Middle School in submitting poster designs for the 2012 Easter Egg Roll. This year's theme, “Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move”, promotes health and wellness following the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity. The First Lady will select the winning design, which will be used as part of the White House 2012 Easter Egg Roll program.
The White House will open the South Lawn to children age twelve and under, along with their families, to enjoy sports, cooking classes, live musical performances, storytelling and the traditional White House Easter Egg Roll. Let’s Move!’ initiative. The 2012 theme will be announced soon.
Date: April 9, 2012, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: White House,1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Museum of Contemporary Art Exploring Erotica 3.2.12
Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre is exhibiting his works at EXPLORING EROTICA 2012. It runs from March 2 to March 31 and as usual, we expect a major exhibit of outstanding art and a lot of fun things to do. The exhibit begins with the Opening Reception activities Friday, March 2nd from 6pm to 12am.
1054 31st Street NW Georgetown Washington, DC 20007
Wed - Fri 1 to 6 pm | Sat - 1 to 5 pm
Collecting African American Art National Gallery of Art 2.25.12
Join former NBA players Elliot Perry, Darrell Walker and the African American Art community at the National Gallery of Art for a conversation on collecting African American Art. A pair of former NBA players might not be the first people who come to mind when you think of art collectors, but Sunday at 2pm they will share their knowledge, experiences, and expertise on African American with the capitol's art community.
Africa Under Ground 2.24.12
Come join Jean-Pierre and the African community at the Smithsonian National Museum of Art to celebrate women in African History & Culture. It features spoken word performances, African weaving workshops, henna tattooing, music, and dancing.
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue SW
February 24, 2012
Mos Def Presidents Day 2.21.12
Mos Def will be performing this presidents day at the 9:30 Club with Demont Pinder of the Culture District. "Peekaso" will be painting live on stage with the one and only Yasiin Bey. The event is 18+. Tickets will sell out soon. Come out and enjoy some classic tunes with the Culture District.
UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION | BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION 02.14.12
Artist Charles Philippe Jean Pierre has been commissioned to work with the United Nations Association - Black History Celebration. He will reveal three new works Honoring the Achievements of African American Women at the "History & Culture" Art Reception. The Award ceremony will honor & celebrate the contributions of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Rosa Whitaker, and Ruby Bridges.
Date: February 16, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Africare Headquarters 440 R Street, NW, Washington, DC. 20001
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART - ABSTRACT 2.3.11
Over the years, MOCA DC has contributed a unique social conscience to Washington's gallery scene by supporting those who help others. Charles Jean-Pierre contributes to that consciousness this February from the 3rd - 25th. This is his first show of the year and it is sure to delight. Opening Reception Friday, February 3
1054 31st Street NW Georgetown Washington, DC 20007
Wed - Fri 1 to 6 pm | Sat - 1 to 5 pm
JEAN PIERRE @ BET HONORS 1.14.2012
Visual Artist Charles Philippe Jean Pierre will grace the red carpet and celebrate extraordinary at the BET Honors Saturday, January 14th at Washington, D.C.'s Warner Theater. Performances will include: Jennifer Hudson, Common, Stevie Wonder and Patti LaBelle. Seasoned host Gabrielle Union will be emceeing the event for the fifth consecutive year. Michelle Obama will present the literary award to Maya Angelou. Other honorees include the surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Spike Lee, and Beverly Kearney.
The BET Honors is set to air on Monday, Feb. 13, at 9 p.m. EST on BET.
JEAN-PIERRE MAKES THE DC5 ARTIST MAGAZINE
Charles Philippe Jean Pierre is featured in Marcus Hedgpeth's brain child DISTRICT 5 ARTIST MAGAZINE. The Magazine is full of articles and interviews. It features a Q & A with Jean Pierre and Sheldon Scott. This Volume also highlights the metal work of Robert Cole, works of Graciela Lopez, and Daniel Cima. Take a look and make you to leave a comment. Follow Marcys at OKDC or on twitter twitter.com/okdc
JP IN NYC FOR LOVE JONES SHOWCASE 11.9.11
Birch Street Music Present Love Jones NYC
Event Hosted by: J-Harris at Duane Park Restaurant & Lounge in Tribeca
at 157 Duane St. 8:30pm.
Charles Jean Pierre – International Live Painter
Sophia Nicole from Broadways Lion King
Jarrod – Urban Rock Artist from ATL
Messiah – Spoken Word Artist
Jessica Fine – Singer/Songwriter/Musician
Shaliek Rivers – Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter
and a special surprise performance and listening session with Roc
Nation’s Bridget Kelly
FUTURE | Y&P Fundraiser D.C. 10.27.2011
On Thursday, October 27, DC's Young & Powerful for Obama will come together at Bar 7 in Washington, DC to kick off the year-long stretch to the 2012 election. DC's Young and Powerful will mix, mingle, and recognize the contributions of the 2011 Rising Star Award Recipients for excellence in philanthropy, the arts, community involvement and service through political engagement. There will be an unique art installation by artist Charles Jean-Pierre, Rebecca & Rachel Crouch.
DC's Rising Stars include:Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter
John Legend, Taraji P. Henson, Erica Hubbard, Oneika Phillips, and
HISTORY | OBAMA FUNDRAISER 10.21.2011
Join Charles Jean-Pierre, Young & Powerful National Arts Chair, at catch 22 in Springfield Illinois as we honor several key community leaders and organizations. This fundraiser will be a coming out party, so to speak, in the Springfield community for Y&P.
JP LIVE ART INSTALLATION FT. BUN B OF UGK 10.08.11
10 ft Live Art Installation by Culture District Artist Charles Jean-Pierre. Stalley, Rock Diamonds, Kingpen Slim, XO, SimCity, Bing, Bun B plus DJ Heat!. Doors: 3pm - 8pm. Age: +18. Buy Sell Trade Kicks!!Washington DC
Sneaker Pimps Washington DC Sat Oct 8 2011
PROGRESS | L.A. 10.5.2011 @ PHILIPPE CHOW
Join Charles Jean-Pierre, National Arts Chair, for the Young & Powerful PROGRESS Fundraiser in L.A. honoring Rising Stars Keith Nolan, Kellie M. Hawkins, Felton Newell, Dawn Richard and Lance Briggs, and Vivica A. Fox.
L.A.'s Young and Powerful for Obama will gather in Hollywood to raise thousand of dollars to help our President continue forward PROGRESS.
DREAM | Chicago's Y&P for Obama fundraiser 9.29.11
Join Charles Jean-Pierre National Arts Chair For Young & Powerful for the DREAM Fundraiser. A diverse group individuals will be honored with the Rising Star Award blocks away from Obama's home in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Honorees include: Senator Emil Jones III, Terrell Owens, Che "Rhymefest", Donavan McNabb, Israel Idonije, Joshua Mercer
Let's continue to keep the DREAM alive in 2012!
JP @ FT on BUSBOYS & POETS WEBSITE 6.1.11
Busboys and Poets is an institution in the District of Columbia. It is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.
M3: MCs, MICS AND METAPHORS 5/27 -7/13
Charles Jean Pierre is featured in M3: MCs, Mics & Metaphors (M3) which explores the power of hip hop lyricism and poetry through visual art. The exhibition captures the force behind hip-hop’s music movement, the phenomenon of the Master of Ceremonies, or MC. M3 assembles a nation-wide group of emerging artists, and from a range of disciplines, including design, fashion, video, animation, installation, sculpture, mixed media, photography and painting.
M3 Revisited Exhibition
Busboys & Poets 14th & V, NW WDC
May 27th - 7/13
4th Annual Reginald F. Lewis Foundation Gala 6.25.11
Charles Jean Pierre's Art is to be featured in East Hampton for the
4th Annual Reginald F. Lewis Foundation – Gala Luncheon Honoring Eugene A. Profit
Reginald F. Lewis was an entrepreneur, philanthropist, CEO, devoted family man, loyal friend and first African American billionaire. He lived his life according to the words he often quoted to audiences around the country “Keep going, no matter what.”
June 25th 2011
East Hampton New York
Brothas-n-Arms: Gallery Talk with Henry Thaggert 5.20.11
Join us for our final presentation in conjunction with the “Brothas-N-Arms” exhibition featuring paintings by Charles Jean-Pierre and Johnnie “Monk” Bess.
We’re saying goodbye to the Brothas-n-Arms exhibit with a Closing Reception & Gallery Talk with Henry Thaggert. We’ll be having a discussion with Henry about art collecting… and this is your last chance to purchase the artwork for yourself.
Henry will attest, these works make an excellent start, or addition, to a collection.
VIVANT ART COLLECTION PIFA 4.7.11
Charles Jean-Pierre is displaying his new works "Paris A Wonderland" at during the Vivant Gallery during the Philadelphia International Festival of The Arts April 7 - May 1st
60 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Jean Pierre Selected for Columbia Heights Mural 4.2.11
As part of the Great Day of Service on Saturday, April 2nd, the Marketplace worked with Bloombars to commission three professional artists, Aniekan Udofia, Johnnie Bess and Charles Jean-Pierre, to paint a rockin’ great mural in the Giant grocery store on Park Road, NW in Columbia Heights. Thanks and enjoy the mural.
The Heights restaurant is hosting a fundraising dinner for the Marketplace and will donate 15 percent of profits to the Marketplace. Please come and bring all your friends and family. Thanks. Columbia Heights Community Marketplace begins on Saturday, May 7th at 9 a.m. in the civic plaza.
Museum of Contemporary Art DC Erotica 3.4.11
Artist Charles Jean-Pierre's work will be featured in the MOCA DC's 2011 Erotica Show. This edgy show is not for the faint at heart. There will be body painting and tatooing contest at the opening reception March 4th 6:30pm.
March 4th - April 2nd
Opening Reception Friday, March 4
1054 31 ST ST., NW
IN CANAL SQUARE,
WASHINGTON, DC 20007
Howard Artists 'Bloom' On Screen By Riley Wilson 3.2.11
BloomBars, a non-profit focused on uniting the community through the arts, has been dedicated to Washington D.C. since its inception. On Tuesday, the organization hosted a screening of "Brothers N Arms," a documentary created by and focused on Howard artists. Najma Nuriddin, the filmmaker of Brothers N Arms and MFA candidate at Howard, says that she's been working on this project for more than two years out of her own interest.
"The whole idea is to show, they're doing work and document their experience as being working artists," says Nuriddin. Artists Charles Jean-Pierre, MA candidate, and Johnnie "Monk" Bess, graduate of the School of Fine Arts, collaborated with Nuriddin to create "the evolution of artists and activists and historians," said John Chambers, founder of BloomBars.
Brothas-N-Arms: A Message from the Filmmaker 3.1.11
Brothas-N-Arms displays what it’s like for artists who are constantly working, building and maintaining relationships, giving back to their community, and while at the same time enjoying life. In this film there is even a moment where they are able to receive feedback on their works from brothers and sisters in Botswana.
As an MFA film student at Howard University, I just so happened to meet Charles and Monk while cursing the art studio on campus, admiring the different pieces of work. From there on, a relationship was built that changed all of their lives and birthed this documentary. -Najma Nuriddin
Reginald F. Lewis’ Friends & Family Convene in D.C.
District-area residents converged at the Philippine Embassy in the city to support The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. Invited by Russell Fugett, an entrepreneur and nephew of famed businessman Reginald F. Lewis, the guests learned about the first Black American to build a billion dollar company and his legacy.
Guests enjoyed a live art demonstration by Charles Jean-Pierre, who painted a scenic shot of Paris from the site where Lewis managed TLC Beatrice in the 1980s. Also, Sydney Henriques Payne read a poem written by Lewis’ daughter, Leslie Lewis Sword. Born Dec. 7, 1942, in Baltimore, Lewis was the first African-American student to be accepted at Harvard Law School without applying. His life is chronicled in the biography Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?
Brothas N Arms Screening w/Art Exhibition @ BloomBars 3.1.11
If you missed the first round of screening in town, come check out the film @ the lovely and cozy spot BloomBars in Columbia Heights: Washington DC. The screening will also be followed by Q&A with filmmaker and the featured artist in the film, Charles Jean Pierre and Johnnie “Monk” Bess, along with an exhibition of their artwork in the gallery upstairs.
Date: March 1, 2011
Location: BloomBars 3222 11th Street, NW
Washington D.C., DC 20001
The Exhibition will run through April 15th
JEAN PIERRE Ft. UNPOLISHED ART Blog 1.28.11
Unpolished Art hosts many things and topics. It's is an organized mess, rather than a clean-slate. Overall, the blog discusses many distinct and complicated things, but most importantly high lights ART.
I want to invest in art. I believe my first pieces will be from artist Hebru Brantley or Charles Jean-Pierre. Both, two amazing artist and I believe their art is worth investing in. I will surely be doing special Artist Spotlights on both of them in the coming months.
In the meantime, check out their websites!
Washingtonians Celebrate the Life of Reginald F. Lewis 12.7.10
On December 7, 2010, DC influentials converged at the Philippine Embassy to support The
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture at the invitation of 31-year old entrepreneur and nephew of Reginald F. Lewis, Russell Fugett. He shared, “Tonight, I begin with my group of friends and family to build a bridge from the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC to the African American Museum of History and Culture in Baltimore on the corner of Pratt and President Streets. On that corner, there is an opportunity for us to better understand ourselves as Americans, to better understand the diverse and rich tapestry that makes this land great. There is an opportunity tonight for all of us to learn more about our story. For us to continue to have that opportunity, I call for your support for this great institution.” The date for the event coincided with what would have been Reginald Lewis’ 68th birthday. Guests were entertained by a live art demonstration from Charles Jean-Pierre, who painted a scenic shot of Paris where Lewis managed his company, TLC Beatrice in the 1980s.|
Sneaker Pimps NYC 12.3.10
NEW YORK, NY (November 29, 2010) – On December 4, Artist, Jean Pierre will team up with Sneaker Pimps on the NY leg of their nationwide tour. What happens when hip-hop meets fine art? A master of the brushstroke, Jean Pierre puts his paintbrush to a canvass and makes magic. Pierre isn’t new to the hip-hop limelight, as he’s painted for the Roots, Lupe Fiasco, Common, and the Cool Kids, just to name a few. He was featured on the DC leg of the tour as well where he brought the house down for his DC hometown homies, Phil Ade, Tabi Bonney, and Raheem Devaugn.
The Sneaker Pimps show will feature an artist installation by Jean Pierre and an all-star cast of hip-hop acts including Rick Ro$$, Redman, The Clipse, Curren$y, Diggy Simmons, 9th Wonder and The Cool Kids. Jean Pierre will paint live in their VIP lounge throughout the show. Sneaker lovers, hip-hop heads, and art collectors alike, if you’re in the NY area this is an event you can’t miss.
Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre is a D.C. based artist most noted for his introspective collages and live art performances. He uses vivid colors and bold content to breathe life into his pieces. Jean-Pierre is a Chicago native, born of Haitian immigrants and it is apparent that his diverse bodies of work are strongly influenced by his Caribbean and Afro-Latino roots. He seamlessly blends graffiti, folk, graphic, and multimedia aspects into his pieces. The majority of his work is centered on the intersection of history, music, religion, and politics. He considers his art to be a poetic reflection of society.
BloomBars Hosts Silent Auction Exhibition 11.30.10
Washington DC – November 30th, 2010 – The BloomBars Gallery hosts the closing reception to its first silent auction exhibition on Thursday, December 2, 2010, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday’s closing reception features a diverse array of works, all of which are open to bidding, such as a photograph of the late jazz singer Abbey Lincoln by Gediyon Kifle, paintings by Charles Jean-Pierre, and traditional Indian-style Madhubani paintings by Neha Misra.
DYNASTEE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT 11.4.10
Dynastee Does there first artist spotlight's on Chicago-born and now Washington DC-based artist Charles Jean-Pierre. His latest creations and overall grind has been so impressive as of late that we had to take some time to re-visit him to showcase some of his latest paintings and keep you, the reader, informed of where you can find him and his work. Hit the jump for additional details and imagery.
DECKED OUT GROUP EXHIBITION 8.28.10
Experience the art behind the film "The New Grind" with artist Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre, Eric Johnson, Cey Adams, Imani Brown, Shaymar Higgs, Gerald Watson, Bat, and CentroNia Youth. Music provided by DJ Underdog
When: Saturday August 28th 2010
Where: The Fridge 516 8th St S.E.
An Evening of Arts @ DEPAUL ft. Jean Pierre 5.2.10
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Lambda Chapter is hosting An Evening of the Arts to raise scholarships fund for graduating high school students in Chicago. This event will feature arts ranging from visual, media, and performing arts all done by members of the Divine Nine. The evening will emphasize educating, empowering, and showcasing our youth in the performing arts. Students from Gary Comer Youth Center will be performing. There will be a silent auction featuring the artworks of Charles Jean Pierre and various items and services from different organizations.
An Evening of the Arts
Date: May 2, 2010
Location: Depaul University 2250 N Sheffield
Art Night: A Celebration of Aspiring Student Artists May 5th 2010
RSVP today for Art Night! Don't miss an opportunity celebrate student artwork, hear Chancellor Michelle Rhee speak, and enjoy a reception at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel!
You are invited to the following event:
Art Night: A Celebration of Aspiring Student Artists
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 6:00 PM (ET)
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
1330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
DEXTERITY FASHION ART MUSIC 5.1.10
Join us for our final Installment of the LIVESTYLE series. LIVESTYLE is Fashion.Art.Music.Entertainment
Station 9 Lounge
1438 U street NW DC
Doors open at 3p
Showcasing Original Artwork By:
Brtothas N Arms film screening @ Busboys & Poets 4.28.10
Brothas N Arms film screening along with special guest Gloria Nauden of DCCAH, followed by Q&A. Plus live painting by the Brothas Jean Pierre & Monk, also the talented Rachel D. Crouch and the veteran Aniekan Udofia. Soundscapes provided by DJ Underdog
Enjoy a Beautiful Night of Art
Wednesday April 28th : Doors Open @ 7pm :
>>>THIS RAW DOCUMENTARY FOLLOWS THE LIVES OF CHARLES JEAN PIERRE AND JOHNNIE “MONK” BESS AS THEY MAKE THEIR WAY IN THIS WORLD AS ARTISTS, TRYING TO REMAIN TRUE AND HONEST WITH THEMSELVES.
Peace & Blessings
Jean-Pierre Gives Calls To Action 3.2.2010
WASHINGTON DC - Jean-Pierre charges the community to com out and
Be An Activist, Not An Observer Mar 2, 2010 – Witness live paintings by artists Rachel and Rebecca Crouch and Charles Jean- Pierre and enter the silent auction for a chance to take home some great fine art for and even greater cause.
Chicago Weekly Newspaper 2.25.2010
By Natalie Doss
“We don’t hear too much about Haiti anymore, because most Americans were evacuated.” Thus East Coast artist Charles Jean-Pierre, a Chicago native and the son of Haitian immigrants, introduces a fundraiser in support of Haiti on Mardi Gras, at the University of Chicago.
Jean-Pierre’s painting begins to take form—it is the upper body of a woman standing diagonally to the viewer. Jean-Pierre takes a break in the middle of his work to step back and inspect it, explaining that he can’t see how it’s turning out while close to the canvas. He does not decide his color or brush choices in advance; rather, he says, he always paints with music, and chooses his colors and brush strokes “to go with the energy of the band and the crowd.”
SONY MUSIC - SADE ALBUM RELEASE 01.09.10
Every component of our Sade Listening Party worked out perfectly. From the food to the Sade themed cocktail samples courtesy of Ciroc. The art by Charles Jean-Pierre kept the eager crowd of music and art lovers satisfied. Soldier of Love comes out February 9th, 2010. Get yours on pre-order.
SHY MAGAZINE MENTIONS JP 1.4.10
Shy Magazine is a lifestyle an entertainment magazine based out of DC::NY::LA::Miami. It covered the LiveStyle arts events that promoted the works of visual artists Charles Jean-Pierre, Michelle D. Partrish, Tommy Hill and Jason Ford of Nosaj Authentics.
Charles Jean-Pierre Ft. in CREAM magazine Arts & Culture
Tyrus Rochell Townsend
Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre’s art is a reflection of the times—blending the classic elements of hip-hop, life and rhyme with the legends who paved the way for a painter to dream in color.
For more click: Cream Magazine Arts/Culture
Open Canvas 8 - Culture District July 30th, 2009
Tryst Coffee House
2459 18th Street NW
8 p.m. - 12a.m.
Pondering the intricacies of painting and the people who create, "Open
Canvas" is DC's first consistent live freestyle art show. Every month,
local painters freestyle paint images to canvas live in front of
hundreds of people. Nothing is planned, every piece is improvised. For
the exhibit, rather than framing the images, the artists mount them on
isles, encouraging viewers to get close to experience the work. There
is also an opportunity for the crowd to play an active role in creating
a piece live as well. While artists paint, Djs blends and
eclectic mix of rare grooves. Rather than a conventional set with
ipods, cd's or a play list, DJs fuses everything from Bjork to
Backyard Band in a sultry mix . Big up yourself if you have ever been...You matter.
CULTURE DISTRICT IN ATLANTA JUNE 27th
In June The District is making a trip down to the A! Artist Charles Jean-Pierre and Rachel Crouch are at it again. This show is one you need not miss. Great Art, Fashion, Drinks. There is a $5 suggested donation, but it will be worth every cent of it.
FROME2U: DOPE - ART SHOW
When: June 27, 2009
Where: 675 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Suite 4008, Atlanta, GA 30310
Art For Change OBAMA REFLECTIONS May 13th - June 28th 2009 Bronx NYC
Opening Reception Wednesday May 13th from 6-9pm at 1 Buckner Blvd, Bronx NY Featuring works of Art by Rachel D. Crouch and Charles Jean-Pierre
Open Canvas ala TRYST DC 4.30.09
Unfortunately I will not be part of the party this month in D.C. I have a fundraiser in N.Y., but the "Show will go on". The flyest visual artist in the Distrct along with DJ Underdog on the wheels of steel.
Open Cnavas is Thursday, April 30th at Tryst Coffee House and Bar. The event is totally free and runs from 8-11pm. Major Clothing in Georgetown is sponsoring the event.
A Haiti Benefit & Y&P New York Launch 4/30/09
New York's Young and Powerful presents
Spring Spirit: A Haiti Benefit & Y&P New York Launch
Space: HK Lounge (523 9th Ave @ W39th st)
Perks: supporting a great cause, networking & socializing, good music, and a live auction
Minimum donation: $25
*a portion of the proceeds will go to charity:water & the Haiti Project
ART BY JP ALPHA PHI ALPHA CONVENTION 3.12.09
The 77th Midwestern Regional Convention was held on March 12-15, 2009 at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort Hotel in Oak Brook, IL. Immediately following the Vice President’s Reception, there was a beautiful art show and poetry reading featuring artist, Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre.
LACED ART SHOW: THE EVOLUTION OF CULTURE 4.3.09
This current time marks a point in history. With a new president, a new optimistic outlook, and new global perspective on the world, American culture automatically leaps into the door of opportunity and inclusiveness. It also means a new found evolution of thought, individuality, and life experiences represented as family, heritage, tradition, language, style, and CULTURE.
LACED CULTURE ART SHOW
2136 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Featuring Art from Charles Jean-Pierre of the Culture District
DJ Iwah spinning house, afrobeat, rare grooves, jazz, soul
Complimentary hour dourves & Mimosas
ALL WORKS FOR SALE. BUYERS WELCOME.
WERE BACK!!! VISUAL POETRY OPEN CANVAS @ TRYST 03/26/09
Mic Check 1,2, 1,2 Canvas Check 1,2, 1,2
Culture District will put a spin on the "Open mic and Performing arts" genre of entertainment. We will be hosting an "Open Canvas" forum that will feature some of the flyest visual artist in the Distrct along with DJ Underdog on the wheels of steel.
Thursdays feature artist will be Ft. Aniekan from Nigeria West Africa. This will be a great opportunity to witness his greatness and purchase a piece of his art. All of the paintings will be up for auction as soon as the artists complete the pieces. There’s no minimum bid so this is a great opportunity to get a quality original piece of art. All major Credit cards are accepted.
Visual Poetry is Thursday, March 26th at Tryst Coffee House and Bar. The event is totally free and runs from 8-11pm. Major Clothing in Georgetown is sponsoring the event.
District of Columbia 24th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards 3-23-09
The Culture District will be attending the 24 Annual Mayors Arts Awards on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 6 pm in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall Washington DC.
In the tradition of the Academy Awards, winners are announced for the first time during the ceremony hosted by award-winning journalist Cyneé Simpson, weekend evening anchor for ABC 7/WJLA-TV. This year’s award ceremony will feature a performance by special guest Raheem DeVaughn. Throughout the evening the audience is treated to a diverse range of performances including The Washington Ballet, Coral Cantigas and DC’s own Mambo Sauce.
The ceremony is free and open to the public. RSVP’s are not required. For additional information on the Mayor’s Arts Awards or other DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities programs call (202) 724-5613.
Visual Poetry The Art of Leadership - Oak Brook Hills Marriott 03/12/09
Thursday March 12th 2009
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Defining Arts - The Art of Leadership
Silent Auction / Art gallery social
Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort Hotel
3500 Midwest Rd.
Oak Brook, IL
This will be an elegant evening of art and poetry
Live painting and silent auction from Charles Jean-Pierre
"One of the Hip Hop generation's shining Visual Artist"
Has created art for Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Michael Eric Dyson, the Young & Powerful Group....
All major credit cards will be accepted for the silent auction.
Seed The Sound Sundays w/ Siteli at Bloombars DC 05-01-09
The Culture District is inviting everyone out for live music and art tonight: "Seed The Sound" 7:30-9:30pm at Bloombars 3222 11th St NW DC. Its a hip new spot that we're sure you're going to love.
Jazz Brunch & Art Exhibition 3.1.09
Alpha Phi Alpha Omicron Lambda Alpha Chapter will be hosting its Inaugural OLA Jazz Brunch & Art Exhibition March !st, 2009. Our very own Brother Robert Simmons will be performing with his Jazz Ensemble and Brother Charles Jean-Pierre will be displaying and selling Jazz inspired artwork. This is event is family-oriented and open to all.
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Howard Univ - Armour J. Blackburn University Ctr
Ballroom (2400 6th Street, NW Washington, DC)
Cost: $40 - Tickets can be purchased online @ www.ola1906.org/onlinepayment.html
The Culture District Present "Visual Poetry" Open Canvas 02-26-08
Mic Check 1,2, 1,2 Canvas Check 1,2, 1,2
Culture District will put a spin on the
"Open mic and Performing arts" genre of entertainment. They will be hosting an "Open Canvas" forum that will feature some of the flyest visual artist in the Distrct along with DJ Underdog on the wheels of steel.
Thursdays feature artist will be Aniekan from Nigeria West Africa. This will be a great opportunity to witness his greatness and purchase a piece of his art. All of the paintings will be up for auction as soon as the artists complete the pieces. There’s no minimum bid so this is a great opportunity to get a quality original piece of art. All major Credit cards are accepted.
Visual Poetry is Thursday, February 26th at Tryst Coffee House and Bar. The event is totally free and runs from 8-11pm. Major Clothing in Georgetown is sponsoring the event.
CENTSLESS WINTER/ SPRING Fashion Show '08 FT.Culture District
Come out and see the latest fashions from D.N.A. (Dimes And Nicks Apparel) This Coming Febuary. Aside from the fly fashions there will be performances by Jessica Chambliss, Brandon Hines, and DJ Marvelous.
Rachel Crouch, Johnnie Bess, and Charles Jean Pierre of the Culture District will be holding it down on the Artistic front. Look forward to seeing there latest paintings inspired by D.N.A.
Event Location: Washington, D.C.
Event Date: February 12, 2009
Start Time: 7:00 P.M. - 1:00 A.M.
Sponsored by BRANDAID In association with:Culture District, singersroom.com, camelstreet.com and Prestige Marketing.
Adrienne Yancy, Hannah Alwin of Christina Simone.
Casey Crawford, Gregory Ganthier, and Hollis Chin-Kee-Fatt of Centsless Clothing Co.
OBAMA FUNDRAISER NYC Ft. Charles Jean-Pierre 10/14/08
NYC's Young & Powerful for Obama present... THE FINAL COUNTDOWN MEETS THE END GAME. Help us raise funds to elect the next President of the free world. There will be a live Obama Art Auction featuring works presented by "The Visual Poet" Charles Jean-Pierre of CULTURE DISTRICT. Honored Hosts include Ted Kennedy, Wyclef Jean, Hill Harper, Jamaal Simmons, David Pollak, Dr. Gary Grant, Ed Freiberg and Cynthia Rowley.
THE END GAME
Tuesday, October 14th from 7p-11p
Hiro Ballroom in the Maritime Hotel
16th Street and 9th Ave in NYC
PHILA LIVE Ft. Amanda Diva & Culture District 10/02/08
Come out to hear the dopest lyrics and flyest paintings on the East Coast. It all goes down October 2, 2008 Poets include Def Poet Amanda Diva and Art from the Visual Poet Charles Jean-Pierre and Johnie "Monk" Bess of the Culture District. Doors open at 8pm. The show runs from 9- till.
1621 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Philidelphia PA 19121
Cause Change Presents: Jason Jasper Ft. Jean-Pierre of Culture District 06/25/08
Come on out this Wednesday June 25th for two shows featuring Jason Jasper, the ELS and special guest, live Artist Jean-Pierre, at Bohemian Caverns. The shows start at 8 & 10pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. This is music and art for the conscious mind. We are Change Agents Connecting Communities for the Common good.
Go to Jasonjasper.com for music, videos, tour dates & more
2001 Eleventh St., NW
Washington DC 20001
“PAINT A PICTURE” W/ Culture District @ H20 Night Club 06/13/08
Come out this Friday the June 13th as we celebrate Jean-Pierre of “Culture District’s” Birthday. Come feel the grooves and enjoy the live art sponsored by Red Bull. Dj Alizay from 93.9 WKYS will be spinning on the 1’s and 2’s as our Female models show off the latest in tasteful body art from the Culture District. There’s a complimentary buffet from 6-11pm. Early arrival is suggested. For Guest list info or table reservations go to H20dc.com.
H20 Night Club and Lounge
800 Water Street SW DC
Friday June 13th, 2008
6pm – 2am
The Badger Herald Mentions JP's Art 9.26.08
The Badger mentions Charles Jean-Pierre's art in the article highlighting The Young and Powerful for Obama fundraiser. "Complete with a hip-hop DJ and avant-garde portraits of their candidate, a group of nearly 200 people gathered Thursday night to pledge their support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama."
The fundraiser, billed as a “historic event” by organizers, included speeches from former Wisconsin Supreme Country Justice, current UW Law School lecturer Louis Butler, and Michelyn Butler, Art by Charles Jean-Pierre, and Miss Wisconsin USA 2007.
The Cool Kids in the District 06/08/08
Come check out the Chicago Based Cool Kids at the Black Cat this Sunday with the Culture District. We are sure to cook up something special for them that will make them feel at home here in the District. The Show is from 8-10pm. Doors open at 7pm. Its bigger than HIP HOP.
1811 14th St. NW
Washington DC 20009
JEAN-PIERRE Ft. ON BADU WEBSITE 5.28.08
www.erykah-badu.com/web/archive/2008/ma… ERYKAH BADU| I've added two amazing fan arts made by Rosie and Charles Jean-Pierre. We love it! :). ~Erykah Badu
Miller & Long Sponsors Culture District for Artomatic 5.9.08
Miller & Long the #1 Concrete Construction Company in the United States Sponsored Culture District for this years Artomatic exposition. Artist Charles Jean-Pierre, Brock Horne, and Johnie “Monk” Bess will be displaying their wears during this month-long multimedia arts event. It draws together visual artists, musicians and performers and brings their work to the community.
Artomatic was originally conceived as a way to break down the geographical and social segmentation of the Washington arts scene, to bring art directly to the public and to build cohesion among artists. Artomatic provides a forum for all of our area's artists to convene, perform and exhibit, strengthening the visibility, cohesion and marketplace of Washington's arts community.
In 2008, Artomatic will be held at held in the NoMa neighborhood in Washington, D.C., expecting to attract a record-breaking 50,000 visitors, more than any previous Artomatic event.
Where: 1st & M st NE D.C.
When: May 9th –June 6th
Time: Wednesday & Thursday 5pm-10pm Friday 5pm-2am Saturday 10am-2pm Sunday 10am-10pm
ROOTS "RISE DOWN" in the District 5.15.08
That's right. THESE guys from THAT CREW are coming to LIV Night Club for a special edition of SOUNDS of the THE CITY. Come out this Thursday to hear soulful tracks from their latest album “Rising Down.” They will be joined by resident turntablist TWO TONE JONES and Culture District Artist CHARLES JEAN-PIERRE for an evening you won't forget. I can’t wait to see what Jean-Pierre cooks up this time. I can't say too much more about it but trust me it’s an evening that you don’t want to miss.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Part II
Come out to get up close and personal with Jean-Pierre's latest collage work, “Acoustic Struggle” and “Déjà vu” at the DC Museum of Contemporary Art in Georgetown. This group show promises to be a conscious eye opener. The opening reception will take place April 6th from 6pm to 10pm and the show runs to May 9th. MOCA is located at 1054 31st Street NW - In Canal Square, Georgetown - Washington, DC 20007. If you cannot make it out to the opening reception the gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. Hope to see you soon.
Earth Day with Culture District
Live painting featuring Culture District at the National Mall.
This year on Sunday, April 20, 2008 Washington, DC will hold one of the largest Earth Day gatherings in U.S. history – a major day-long event on the National Mall to rally support for national action on global warming. The flagship event on the National Mall is free and will feature elected officials and candidates, community speakers, celebrities and major musical acts as well as educational displays and voter registration. Come support National Earth Day with Culture District.
Obama Fundraising Party Ft. Live Art by Culture District!!! 04/19/08
THE OBAMA FUNDRAISING PARTY@ Tuscana West 93.9 WKYS' ANTONIO THE CUBAN CIGAR SMOKER will be hosting the party!
Its time for CHANGE WE CAN ALL BELIEVE IN
Young College Democrats of America, Culture District, DNC, Obama Campaign, NAACP, HU Alumni, Rock the Vote, Capitol Hill & more will be in the building for this special night!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Doors open @ 10pm
1350 I Street NW Washington, DC 20005
Charles Philippe's Back at the Museum of Contemporary Art for the Month of April
Déjà vu and Acoustic Struggle were selected to be part of the member’s only show at the DC Museum of Contemporary Art in Georgetown. The opening reception will take place April 11th from 6pm to 10pm. The exhibit will run from April 8th to May 9th 2008. The MOCA is located at 1054 31st Street NW - In Canal Square, Georgetown - Washington, DC 20007. If you can not make it out to the opening reception the gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1pm to 6pm.
Charles Jean-Pierre @ Bus Boys & Poets for Jazz Appreciation Month
Come out and celebrate Jazz appreciation month with Artist Charles Jean-Pierre and The Culture District at Bus Boys & Poets located at 2021 14th St NW Washington D.C. The opening reception is April 3rd, 2008 and the show will run until the end of the month.
Bus Boys & Poets is a progressive gallery space, political bookstore, restaurant, and performance space which was named after D.C. native Langston Hughes.
Erotica 2008 at the DC Museum Of Contemporary Art Gallery
Come out to see Jean-Pierre's latest pieces Achilles Heel I & II at the DC Museum of Contemporary Art in Georgetown. This show promises to be an eye opener. The opening reception will take place March 8th from 6pm to 10pm. Erotica 2008 will run from March 8th to April 5th 2008. The MOCA is located at 1054 31st Street NW - In Canal Square, Georgetown - Washington, DC 20007. If you can not make it out to the opening reception the gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. Hope to see you soon.
77th Annual Howard University Student Art Exhibition
News Flash: Charles Jean-Pierre garnered an Honorable mention in the 77th Annual Howard University Student Art Exhibition (HUSAE) presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Division of Fine Arts. This juried exhibition has been a Howard University tradition since its inception in 1931. The HUSAE has been a stepping-stone and a right of passage of sorts for a number of the United State’s premier African-American artists. The exhibition is currently taking place in the Armour J. Blackburn University Center through the end of March. The Gallery Hours are Monday - Saturday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm. Sunday the gallery is open from 12 pm - 7pm. Please take some time to check out and support the work of our colleague.
The PANC Silent Auction
The Potomac Area Newcomers' Club (PANC) is DELIGHTED to announce that we have commissioned Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre to create a piece for our 2008 silent auction. Last year the PANC raised over $10,000 to donate to the Stepping Stones Shelter. With your support, we are confident that we will surpass last years donation. Please come out and support. The Stepping Stones Shelter (SSS) provides the opportunity for homeless men, women, and children to regain their independence. They offer food and shelter in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. They promote strength in family values, hope for the future and self-sufficiency. The SSS offers counseling, classes and tutoring for children. Our auction is scheduled for Friday, April 11, 2008 at the St. Raphael’s Church in Rockville, MD.
For more information see their website - www.steppingsonesshelter.org
So, thank you, thank you!
2008 auction coordinator
MLK Silent Auction
MLK Reception in Honor of Alderman Howard B. Brookins Jr. for Cook County State's Attorney
A silent auction featuring a private piece from Chicago native Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre will be held during the reception.
Thursday, January 17th
351 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60610
For more information, call (312) 622-8682 or to purchase your tickets for the hottest young professionals event of 2008 please visit www.brookingsforjustice.com
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood ~ MLK
The Taste of Kings
Celebrate the legacy and contributions of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King on 01/19/2008 fom 3pm-6pm. This is sure to be an annual event and one to remember. The cooking competition between members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity & Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, inc. will be highlighted with an art showcase by Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre, music and entertainment by local youth, and recognition of civic and community leaders through the Kings’ Youth Leadership & Citizenship Awards.
The Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,Inc.House
4411 14th Street, NW
Tickets can be purchased from a member of the (OLA) Chapter of AÖA Fraternity or visit www.ola1906.org to purhcase tickets and/or make a donation.