Meet our New 2016 Board Members

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  • President- Shirley Alcé Konaté
  • Vice-President- Margareth Corkery
  • Treasurer- Janny Magloire Milton
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Meet the artists featured during Bel Bagay Lakay Craft fair

 Ancestral Memory, Struggle, and Vision in Haitian Art

Anthropology studies humans in all time and all places. It focuses upon human action, thought, and behavior; that is what is termed “culture.” Art is culture. Haitian art is born out of culture. It is up to us to decode the message wrapped in the systems of signs of the artists. Beyond the western distinction of “primitive” in contrast with “formal” art, this art reveals a way of life. It is the most fundamental dimension of Haitian art. What is essential in culture is its transcendental character through space and time. It is human experience handed down from generation to generation.

The artist is a craftsman who considers aesthetic effect in addition to, or instead of, the uses of his product. In the case of Haiti, aesthetics is complex because of the various sources of the cultural heritage. Haitian art also teaches the social customs and traditions of the country. It is primarily the Haitian popular culture which inspires the majority of Haitian artists.

The work of art is always rooted in the land where the people live, but never ends there, and, never comes completely from the earth. The work of art is both otherworldly and inner worldly. Haitian art has both dimensions. It is image and also represents an ideal, which lies in the horizon and remains never completely accessible, penetrable, nor factual.

Haitian art represents a totality. It projects on Haiti a great dignity and a great sense of worth. It “stands today like a remarkable monument among an impoverished people who are by no means poor in spirit…”

Cited from  Ancestral Memory, Struggle, and Vision in Haitian Art (2004) With the author’s permission.

Dr. Guérin C. Montilus, Professor of Anthropology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI


Bécel Dubreuze Junior

Bécel was born in Haiti and he began to draw at the tender age of 5 and was intrigued by the work of great artists. His earlier education in the field of architecture gave him a great knowledge in unity achieved by the consistent use of lines, color, material and texture within a design. His artwork is a reflection on life and how it frames the human experience.  Bécel’s inspiration comes from the memories of his native land as well as his everyday observation of life all over.  His religious background and his passion for jazz are also source of inspiration.


Eddy Royère

 Born in Port-au-Prince, Eddy Royère demonstrated at a very young age a passion for drawing and painting. He studied in New York at the Phoenix School of Design and graduated from the New-York Institute of photography. From the time he arrived in Montreal in 1967, he devoted all his time to painting and he studied at the Centre des Arts visuels de Montréal. Eddy has participated in numerous exhibits and his work is well known in Miami, New York, Seattle, Toronto, Québec and Montréal.


Gérard Compère

His opus is mostly comprised of symbolic art. For him symbols are a tool of communication that is more powerful and more universal than words. Through his artwork, Gérard attempts to reproduce his personal story, his culture and his inner self by using very basic elements.


Jean Salomon André

Painter, sculptor, photographer, engraver and poet, all these attributes accurately describe him and his passion. He first started as an impressionist and studied the masters: Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, etc . He became interested in contemporary and abstract art after he enrolled in the Visual Arts program at Université du Québec à Montréal. From that point on, the Haitian painter that he was became a complete and versatile artist. Modern and post-modern art have had an impact on Jean Salomon and have led him to fluctuate between photography and painting, two different methods of representation.


GInette Roy Doura

 Prior to dedicating herself to painting, the artist’s approach to art had been through colors, music, chemistry, photography and pottery. The memories from her native country are the source of Ms. Roy Doura’s inspiration. She attempts to imprint on her subjects’ faces various emotions: melancholy, sorrow, gentleness, etc.  


Alix Rey,M.D.

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Alix Rey lived in Mexico and the US before immigrating to Quebec in 2004. Having always been fascinated by the visual arts, his career as a painter started as soon as he arrived in Montreal.  This self-taught artist has a strong interest in traditional Haitian paintings and in portraits. His most recent work reflects the expressive symbolism of contemporary art. Dr. Rey’s chefs-d’oeuvre are permeated with his memories of Haiti and the expression of today’s Caribbean identity.


Michael Brudent

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti this talented artist embraced his calling into decorative art at a very early age and attended L’Ecole des beaux Arts.  He learned the basics of design and acrylics from well renowned contemporary Haitian Master, Dorcely. Michael Brudent has proven himself to be an exceptional artist and is known by the Haitian Nationals at large for the mastery of his brush strokes and colors.


Gina Samson

Her artwork explores human experiences of strength, resilience, and renewal through expressive portraits, depictions of the human figure and abstractions of line and color, seeking to capture a fleeting mood or emotion. Using oil, acrylic or watercolor she creates figurative and semi-abstract paintings and collages to explore social consciousness, community life, rituals and the cultural legacy of the African Diaspora, particularly in her jazz-inspired series.


Nathan Delinois

Nate Dee was born and raised in South Florida. He admits that his work is the result of many influences, “I have so many it’s hard to just give a few; I am definitely influenced by my Haitian background and the use of color in a lot of Haitian traditional works of art”. Delinois has been exhibited countless times, won a slew of awards, and had his artwork selected for the American & Russian Art Exchange.


Dorcely III

The youngest in the line of a family of painters, at the age of nine he had already mastered the brush like a master. Dorcély III immigrated to Paris in 1991 until he moved to Montreal in 1997. He has participated in a number of exhibits throughout the world and has received rave reviews for his work.  Fignolé P. Dorcély is a giant of modern art, which captures the essence of people in their symbols. Through his paintings we understand the need for its aesthetic approach in the approach to social subject, mystical, cosmological, psychoanalytical, historical and love and politics.


Patricia Brintle

Self-taught artist Patricia Brintle was born and raised in Haiti and immigrated to the United States in 1964. Although she has made the US her residence, her colorful style reflects her native land.

She favors bright, vivid and vibrant colors and uses much symbolism in her work. Her medium is as varied as her subjects; however she prefers acrylics because of its diversity.


Jean-Dominique Volcy

He is a natural born, talented artist. His passion for art started at a very young age.  Volcy’s paintings capture the essence and depth of many aspects of our everyday experiences, personifying beauty through his well-defined sense of color, form and balance. “My work echoes the murmur, the clamor and joy in our daily life.”


Junior Joël Cayo

was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti. He has been living in the US for the past 5 years. Drawing has been his passion since he was 11 years old and continues to play a dominant role in his oil   paintings. For him the art of painting is ¾ drawing and ¼ painting.  A very versatile artist, Cayo does not limit himself to just one style. While his paintings reflect his mood at the time, he draws his inspiration from his travels through Haiti.


Jacques Auguste Toussaint

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, at a very young age he became interested in painting. A Current resident of Quebec, he has participated in many art expositions in Canada, the United States, and Europe and Haiti. He draws his inspiration from his home country using the people and scenery. Complete stories are told in the oil paintings that he creates, mostly by the purity of color and the realistic nature captured in the eyes of his subjects. The paintings of Jacques Toussaint pay homage to man and womankind; always smiling, and optimistic, willing to share his inner joy with the world. This artist takes it upon himself to find wonderment in everything. We can look upon his work as a therapy for the soul.


Josiane Paillière

A  gifted hand embroiderer who has been putting her talent to the service of her countrymen since 1989. Her brand name Atelier Josiane Broderie-Main is a household name synonymous with excellence, beauty and quality. Mrs. Paillière has participated in numerous exhibits both in Haiti and abroad and her products have always received rave reviews. In 2011 she was awarded the Prix d’Excellence Artisan de l’Année 2011 at the 5th edition of Artisanat en Fête in Haiti.

Mrs Paillière is attending the first edition of Bèl Bagay Lakay thanks to a generous grant from Fondasyon Konesans Ak Libète/Fondation Connaissance et Liberté (FOKAL). Founded in 1995 and based in Port-au-Prince, FOKAL is a Haitian organization that is mostly supported by Open Society Foundation – .


Père Léonard  — Made in Michigan via Haïti Chérie

When addressing him, you may use any of the endearing terms that are so commonly used by his friends within the Haitian community: Pè Marco, Père Léonard or even Papi; however, under no circumstances should you call him “Monsieur”. This vibrant 92 year old will quickly remind you in a gentle but firm voice that he is not fond of this “stuffy” designation.

Jean Léonard was born in the coastal town of St. Marc (Haiti) where he first learned the trade of cabinet making. Over the years he managed to move between Port-au-Prince and his home town and worked in various capacities. For 62 years he was married to the love of his life, Carmelle Inès until they were tragically separated in 2014. Pè Marco and his wife had moved to Michigan 16 years earlier to be closer to their daughters Maggy Dorval and Jocelyne Charles. In spite of having suffered the loss of his companion, he has retained his zest for life. Not one to sit around and remain idle, Père Léonard fervently immerses himself in his hobby: building tiny ships in a bottle. Many of us in the community have benefited from the talent of this nonagenarian.

To commemorate the advent of Bèl Bagay Lakay, the first Haitian Art and Crafts festival in Metro Detroit, Père Léonard will make a very limited number of these artifacts available at the festival. We encourage you to stop by and purchase one of these unique items made in Michigan by a “natif natal” of Haïti Chérie.



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Celebrating Bèl Bagay Lakay, Haitian Art and Craft Festival

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Foire Artisanale   
presented by
The Haitian Network Group of Detroit
a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

DATES:  July 11, 2015
(6:00pm -11:00pm)
&  July 12, 2015 (10:00am – 11:00pm)

LOCATION:   Farmington Riley Park and Sundquist Pavilion,
33314 Grand River, Farmington, MI 48336

Join us for Bèl Bagay Lakay (Beautiful Things from Home in Haitian Creole), our Haitian Art and Craft Festival scheduled to take place on July 11 & 12, 2015 in the Sundquist Pavilion and Riley Park in Downtown Farmington. This 2-day outdoor event will give the Metro Detroit residents an opportunity to sample and experience the uniqueness of the Haitian culture. The event will feature several well-known Haitian artists and artisans in the US and Haiti.

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Looking for volunteers to help us make this event a success.

Click here to Sign up to volunteer. 

Chrysler employees need to go the following address: 

Bèl Bagay Lakay has been approved by the Chrysler Group LLC. Motor Citizens Volunteer Program and the event is now posted on the Volunteer Center website. As a rule, salaried Chrysler employees are allowed 18 hours of paid time off to make a difference in the world through volunteerism. This is a chance for HNGD to recruit any Chrysler employees who want to give back to their community. The activity number for Bèl Bagay Lakay is ID: 258081 and ID: 258080.
To sign-up, Chrysler employees need to go the following address: 
Questions and inquiries about this opportunity can be forwarded to

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Join Us for the viewing of “Lakay, You Can Always Go Home” A Feature Documentary about the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti

Documentary by Tirf Alexius, Produced by Tirf Alexius, Remoh Romeo, Hugh Grady & Macdanne Edmond.
Sunday, March 15, 2015 ,
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Farmington Main Library
32737 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Free Event Open to the Public 

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Haitian Festival Concept approved at Farmington City Council



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“Hats, Bow Ties & Brunch: Sunday November 23, 2014”

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Another spectacular Haitian Network Group of Detroit event

Guys and gals get your festive bow ties and hats ready…

Join us for a delicious brunch and an afternoon of unparalleled fun.

Best hat and bowtie contest, Karaoke, raffle and much more…

Date: Sunday November 23, 2014
Time: 1pm-3pm
Location: 500 Town Center Southfield, MI 48075
(Tall building at the corner of Evergreen Rd and Civic Center Drive)
Ticket Price: $25 in advance, $30 at the door



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Lecture: Mental health issues affecting Haitian American children in the U.S. – June 1, 2014

The Haitian Network Group presents

Mental health issues affecting Haitian American children in the U.S

The first presentation of the 2014
Community Behavioral Health Lecture Series
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Sunday June 1, 2014
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Denk Chapman Hall
Madame Cadillac Building
Marygrove College
8425 W. McNichols
Detroit 48221
Free parking available on campus

The Haitian community in Detroit like other immigrant communities in the United States confronts a number of difficulties in adjusting to their host country. Among those problems are mental health issues and their manifestations in everyday life. In this presentation, risk factors likely to affect the mental health and academic performance of school age children and selected childhood disorders will be presented and discussed.
Sponsored by Marygrove College
Department Co-Sponsors:
Mission Integration, Campus Ministry, and Service Learning,
Religious Studies, Philosophy, Humanities, and Social Justice Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Jean-Claude Dutès, Ph.D./LP/NCC Clinical Associate Professor Dept. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Michigan Sate University
Jean Alcé, MD Board Certified Psychiatrist

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