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As \;Vodou flags \;traveled out of temples and into the hands of foreign buyers\, curiosity about their purpose grew. Some artists imbue their flags with quasi-Christian imagery such as angels\, he arts\, and saints\, while other flag makers are actual houngans (or Vodou p riests) who select visual representations based on particular\, ritual use.

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Whether one attributes significant religious power to these extraordina ry relics or appreciates them strictly for their colorful aesthetic\, the b road range of pictorial elements makes them a welcome anomaly among modern folk art collections. While the number of artisans specializing in the art form has swelled in recent years\, natural disasters and tropical storms ha ve ravaged Haiti and taken the lives of some of the most gifted artists of the medium.

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This Easter exhibition of museum pieces from \;B illy Shire&rsquo\;s personal collection hails back to the last\, g reat\, golden age of Haitian Vodou Flags: the 1980s and 90s.

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While theme s often reoccur\, each flag is unique.

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Also on exhibition will be a sele ction of handcrafted Oaxacan memorial sculptures from \;Concepc ion Aguila.

LOCATION:La Luz de Jesus Gallery\,4633 Hollywood Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 9 0027 SUMMARY:Haitian Vodou END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20161209T031352Z UID:327801 DTSTART:20140404T200000 DTEND:20140404T230000 LOCATION:La Luz de Jesus Gallery\,4633 Hollywood Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 9 0027 SUMMARY:Haitian Vodou END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR