Concurrent with the prestigious Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami/and Art Fairs Weekend, Haiti Art Expo 2011 will take place December 1st-4th on the second level of the Moore Building; a superb exhibition space in the heart of the uber-chic Miami Design District.
The expo displays a one-of-a-kind collection of Haitian fine arts comprised of a variety of media, art crafts and photography, curated by Michele Frisch and Galerie Marassa.
In addition to the day-time expo, for three nights the Haiti Art Expo will play host to events produced by noteworthy charitable organizations benefiting Haiti, including, Haiti Empowerment Mission, Hand in Hand for Haiti and Hard Hats for Haiti.
The second edition of Haiti Art Expo is a pledge from Miami’s cultural community to make a positive impact in the lives of the Haitian people. Michele Frisch and Galerie Marassa present an exhibition like no other, at which sales of works by renowned Haitian artists will benefit three important non-profit organizations that are currently working in Haiti.
Haiti Art Expo 2011 aims to demonstrate the visionary power of Haitian visual art that has continued to command international attention. The exhibition features top works from the contemporary art master, Philippe Dodard and from Louisiane St. Fleurent, Levoy Exil, Payas, Alix Roy, Ronald Mevs, Luckner Candio and Manuel Mathieu.
Upholding Haiti’s unique tradition of inspirational, Creole-themed contemporary art, these works are certain to heighten the senses through an exotic use of Caribbean colors, shapes and forms. American artists have also donated to the cause; including Pop Artist Romero Britto, Sky Farrell, Leonardo Hidalgo and Peter T. Tunney.
Welcoming Honorary Guests- Haiti Minister of Tourism, Stephanie Balmir Villedrouin and Haiti Secretary of State, Elsa Baussan Noel of the President Michel Martelly Administration. Author Alison Thompson will be signing copies of her newly released book, “The Third Wave – A Volunteer Story” where proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization We Advance. In addition, Hollywood Screen Writer and Director Paul Haggis’ non-profit Artist For Peace and Justice (APJ), will display their exclusive ring by Vhernier to benefit St. Luc Schools and the Academy for Peace and Justicediscoveringhaiti.com/empowerment
Haiti Art Expo 2011 is produced by Michael Capponi and Jeff Feldman and is sponsored by Miami Magazine, Marquis Vodka, Ludus Athletics, Capponi Construction Group, Onboard Media, Starboard Cruise Services, Hand in Hand for Haiti, Sustainatopia, Hard Hats for Haiti, Prestige beer and Galerie Marassa.
Haiti Art Expo 2010 was, according to Capponi Group, a huge success, attracting over 5,000 guests and VIPS including Venus Williams, Haitian Boxer Andre Berto, Music Mogul Russell Simmons, Haitian-American Author Edwidge Danticat, Music Artists Wyclef Jean and Artist G Love.
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