Jonas Exume was born in Petion Ville which continues to inspire his work. Beyond Petion Ville, his paintings are now selling quickly worldwide.
He has worked with many great artists, including Carel Blain, Francoise Jean, Sanon, his cousin Lesly Exume etc.
Jonas Exume is without question a good addition to any Haitian Art collection. Although Jonas lives and paints in New Jersey today, his heart remains in Mattapan.
Marjorie Saintil-Belizaire is a Haitian-American mixed-media artist who lives and creates in Mattapan.
Her work is driven by her fascination with color and the physicality of texture.
Her process is influenced by the subject matter and medium. One painting evolves from an earlier piece in a process that is experimental and emergent in vision and in execution.
Walter Clark is a boston-based sculptor who's been exhibiting and selling his artwork in the Boston area for over 30 years.
He is a regular participant in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury Open Studios, and joined Mattapan Open Studios 2018 as well.
As an conceptional artist, Pam Goncalves tries to breathe life into who she is, through designs, ideas, and innovations displayed in every finished work.
Her artistic challenge (as with any recreated moment from the past) is to not caricature the moment, but to capture it in all its former glory.
Her artwork speaks, primarily for her ancestors who were long ago silenced.
The Mattapan Arts Council extends its appreciation to the family of James E. Guilford, Jr. for allowing Mattapan Cultural Arts Development to exhibit his artwork at Mattapan Open Studios 2017.