Painting, Poetry, & Philanthropy: A Haitian Experience

Thursday, July 29, 2021

6:00PM - 8:30PM

*FREE* Virtual paint-along with internationally renowned artist Patrick Noze, orginal poetry read live by acclaimed poet Marcus Ellsworth, and information regarding the important charity, Beyond Borders, who work in Haiti with Haitian community leaders to end child slavery, prevent violence against women, and more. This event is co-sponsored by Black Lives Matter Windsor, VT (BLMWVT) and the Windsor Public Library. Further details will be provided (regarding needed supplies, background on the contributors, etc.) in the Discussion section of this event page. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! No previous painting experience is required. Patrick will guide aspiring artists wishing to explore their creative spirit as well as more advanced painters. No previous painting experience is required. Patrick will guide aspiring artists wishing to explore their creative spirit as well as more advanced painters.

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Patrick Noze was born in Haiti on December 11, 1962, in the province of Jeremie, “City of Poets.” He was introduced to the world of art years before achieving International success by way of his father, Robert Noze. Robert had his own art history as a renowned sculptor. He studied under his father, Andre Dimanche, making Patrick Noze a third generation sculptor and painter.

 At the age of 5, Patrick's father presented him with a box containing oil paint and brushes, and he has never stopped painting. Patrick became recognized as an artist at the age of 12 . After painting his rendition of a painting entitled “Rara,”  a celebration of Passover within the Haitian culture. His father was overwhelmed with his first attempt, so he sold the painting for $50.00 to a tourist who fell in love with his laymen application of colors. Patrick Noze specializes in subjects ranging from realism, surrealism, impressionism, abstract, sculpture, and portraits. 

“I am always thinking about the wonders of the world from its simplest to its most complex shapes. To my eyes, the world is a large canvas. Everything I see, dream  or I encounter I use as an inspiration for my work.” - Patrick Noze

In 1976, he entered the United States and began studying art through private lessons at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where I concentrated in anatomy and color techniques.  In 1979, he entered Franklin Delano Roosevelt High school, majoring in Fine Arts with a focus in painting and sculpture. Upon graduation, he received the "Delano Medal of Honor,” with a full scholarship to Cooper Union.  He declined, however, attended instead the Pratt Institute School of Art and Science.  While there, he majored in fine arts with a minor in education. Presently, he is very involved in his community and serves on a voluntary basis on the Advisory Council for Art and Cultural Affairs in Orange County, Florida.

To learn more about Patrick Noze and see samples of his work visit:

Marcus Ellsworth is a celebrated spoken word artist and activist. As social justice editor and writer for MTV News, he interviewed activists from across the country and followed movements from environmental justice to policy change advocacy. Marcus regularly contributed political poetry and compelling interviews for MTV's podcast “The Stakes” and produced the MTV News short documentary on LGBTQ Pride in the heart of conservative Wyoming. Marcus travelled in Haiti with Beyond Borders’ visiting artists in the Summer of 2010 and produced a body of work, some of which he will perform during our July 29th event along with new reflections. Bringing poetry, humor, and heart to pertinent political issues is at the core of Marcus' passions.

To learn more about Marcus Ellsworth and his work visit:

Beyond Borders is working to strengthen social movements in Haiti led by Haitians themselves.  Your support empowers grassroots leaders working to make Haiti a nation free of child slavery and violence against women, a nation where every child goes to a good school, and a nation where dignified work feeds the souls and bodies of every citizen. Beyond Borers support movements in Haiti to: end child slavery, prevent violence against women and girls and balance power between women and men and girls and boys, guarantee universal, quality primary education for every child, and lift the very poorest families out of extreme poverty, so that they can provide for themselves and live with dignity.

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