New gallery debuts first show

The IABA Gallery, a new collaborative, publicly accessible gallery space at 141 Main St., debuted its inaugural show last week. “Haitian Colors in Transit” opened in partnership with the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts, bringing together work from the local Haitian community and artists from Jacmel, Haiti. Artists ranging in age from 17 to 84 have painted in styles from primitive to surrealist to depict the culture and people of a pre- and post-earthquake Haiti, organizers said. Themes include village life, spirituality, longing, desire, burden, want, history, and family. The gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call Brockton Arts Inc. president Arnie Danielson at 508-326-9971,e-mail him at,or visit