Beach Institute Presents New Works by Lavar Munroe


On Sunday, April 18, 2010, the Beach Institute will open the final exhibit in the 2010 series, A New Vision for the Arts. YES WE CAN is an exhibit of mixed media works by artist and social critic, Lavar Munroe. The opening reception will take place at 3pm in the West Gallery of the Beach Institute with a gallery talk by the artist.

‘YES WE CAN’ will editorially examine and tell a story of the Haitian people, their faith, culture and spiritual beliefs, ancient and modern day. In this body of work, Munroe addresses critics, both Haitian and International, who claim the tragedy is a punishment from GOD. Through this body of work, he hopes to uplift a nation rich with aspects of beliefs of both ancestral taboo and modern day norm. Savannah Ga, with its rich history as it relates to the Haitians in the Revolutionary War is the perfect outlet to introduce this outlook of the Haitian story to US.

Educated at The Savannah College of Art and Design, Lavar Munroe (b.1982 Nassau, Bahamas) studied illustration, obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Class of ‘07). He has entered many competitions and exhibitions both in the illustration and fine art fields; most of which have proven successful. He currently has two bodies of children’s book illustrations on traveling exhibition via the annual Associazione Culturale Teatrio Children’s Book Competition hosted in Italy every year.

The Teatrio travel exhibit began in Chioggia, and went on to cities in Japan, the United States, Mexico, Ethiopia, Portugal, and Finland. His work has been exhibited in fine art galleries in the Bahamas, Atlanta GA, Savannah GA, New York, New Jersey, Raleigh NC and Chicago, IL.

This event is free and open to the public. Funding for the Munroe exhibit was provided in part by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

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