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Haitian Vodou art featured at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg

Found object sculptures by Haitian artist Guyodo at new Florida CraftArt show.
Found object sculptures by Haitian artist Guyodo at new Florida CraftArt show.
Published Jan. 13, 2015

Haitian art is often deeply rooted in spiritual beliefs and the practice of Vodou. (Don't confuse it with the creepy voodoo portrayed in popular culture and scary movies.) It is also has a deep affiliation with the folk art tradition, though many artists are trained, not self-taught. Fine examples of contemporary Haitian art will be on view in "Living With Mysticism: The Power of Visual Vodou," curated by Mindy Solomon, opening Friday with a free reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. It continues through March 2. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. floridacraftart.org or (727) 821-7391. Shown are found-object sculptures by Guyodo.

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