Miami International Airport will unveil an art exhibit today, called Hands of Haiti, with work by Haitian artists who have continued practicing their craft despite challenges from the country’s devastating earthquake in January. The exhibit, featuring more than 60 major works, will be on display for the first time ever at the airport’s South Terminal Gallery where it will stay until March 2011. It includes works of cut metal, woven sequined flags, beaded artwork on leather, sculptures made from discarded urban materials, carnival masks, clay pottery and photography.
The Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, a non-profit foundation based in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, created the Haitian Art Relief Fund after the earthquake. The goal was to help preserve Haitian art salvaged from the devastation and to support the ongoing work of artists living in Haiti.
MIA’s South Terminal Gallery is located pre-security at the Terminal J International Greeter’s Lobby on the fourth floor mezzanine.