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Cocktails & Canvases: "I am Haiti" - Art Benefit
Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 1:00 AM (EDT)
Ms. Phia Presents
The Launch of Cocktails & Canvases monthly summer series in Brooklyn.
Creating events for social change with the usage of art, music and poetry from various industries within a interactive environment.
A year later,
Haiti is still trying to recover from the devasting earthquakes that has ravaged the island in particular the children. After losing their home, school and every possession to Haiti’s earthquake, 100 children from the Maranatha School and Orphanage came together and created 208 masterpieces of art. The children had been sleeping outside, on the streets or under tents since the earthquake.
Filmmaker and photographer Kevin OHanlon joined Haiti relief organization www.lifefortheworld.com,at Maranatha House where founder Michael Fedele has been supporting the children since 2002. O'Hanlon along with artist Richard "Earthman" Laurent and the Life For The World team, brought canvases and painting supplies to the orphanage and documented the children create their very first paintings.
The children's artwork was originally on exhibition at the FilmsOnArtists Gallery at the Chelsea Fine Arts Building. Now, SYNERGY: A Cultural Collective for Social Change has partnered with these organizations bringing the exhibition to their Brooklyn, New York gallery space through June 25th.
This art exhibition captures that momentous occasion and pays tribute to the children's creative spirit and strength in supporting their community through their artistic abilities.
They are the generation who will rebuild Haiti.
1101-03 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238
AFRAZZ - Jazz Band
All 100% proceeds from these art sales as well as a % of event sales are returned to the Maranatha Orphanage to help rebuild the school and to the children’s education.
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