“Artist Morel Doucet To Make His Solo Exhibition Debut at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center with White Noise” 

October 10, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC) opens its first art exhibition of the season with “White Noise: When Raindrops Whisper and Moonlight Screams in Silence” by ceramist Morel Doucet on Thursday, October 1-, 2019. Doucet’s first solo exhibition will be held in the Amadlozi Gallery, on the grounds of the AHCAC, 6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL. Admission is free. 

“Morel Doucet’s first solo exhibition addresses these issues – racial identity, socioeconomic disparity, and colorism – illustrated through the allegory and very clear and present realities of our climate crisis demonstrated in the decline and demise of our coral reefs and marine biodiversity. Morel’s visual narrative, while beautiful, simultaneously serves as a haunting metaphor for humanity’s ostensibly cyclical and never-ending collision with itself, visually portending the fossilized future of the human race without intervention; the fallout from these collisions severely impacting the world we need to survive.” 

Morel Doucet’s hypnagogic title “White Noise: When Raindrops Whisper and Moonlight Screams in Silence” is a vehicle for understanding his visual language rooted in magical realism. His ceramic pieces bear elements in the likeness of flora and fauna found in nature, as well as teapots rendered in a colonial style and marine life that converge with human forms to create anthropomorphic assemblages crucial to the layered conversation elicited by Doucet’s work. Doucet’s exhibition is simultaneously an archeological dive beneath the ocean’s surface cataloging artifacts that reference a colonial past, a difficult present and an uncertain future whilst offering moments for sociopolitical critique and discourse.” 

White Noise will be exhibited at the AHCAC until December 7, 2019. 


A premier arts training institution in Liberty City, the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center is nationally-recognized for developing hundreds of outstanding artists in all arts disciplines over the last thirty-three years. Known as the artistic home of alumnus Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-creator of the award-winning movie, Moonlight, the Center’s other distinguished alumni include Robert Battle, Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Bianca Brewton, dancer (Janet Jackson and Beyoncé); Shareef Clayton, a Jazz trumpeter (Arturo Sandoval and Stevie Wonder); and tap dancer Marshall Davis, Jr., associate choreographer of the Tony-nominated play, Shuffle Along. 

For more information about the exhibition, contact Nana Blackman (305) 638-6771 or visit www.ahcacmiami.org. Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM. 

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The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, part of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, was founded in 1975 to serve as the nesting ground for emerging talent in the performing and visual arts in the heart of Liberty City. By providing quality instruction, inspiration and encouragement to young people within the community, the Center has fulfilled its mission for more than 40 years, and everyday creates a means for youth to discover their artistic talents. We are located at 6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142. Visit us online at www.ahcacmiami.org and follow us on social media @ahcacmiami and #AHCAC. It is a policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act. The facility is accessible. To request materials in an accessible format and or/accommodation to attend an event at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, please contact Gloria Wilkins at 305-638-6771 or ahcac@miamidade.gov, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategic creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. The Department directs the Art in Public Places program and serves its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining and promoting the County’s art collection. The Department also manages, programs and operates the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, a campus of state-of-the-art cultural facilities in Cutler Bay, as well as Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Joseph Caleb Auditorium and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, all dedicated to presenting and supporting excellence in the arts for the entire community. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning. The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of 


Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council