Le Premiere Edition of Haiti Art Expo 2010

December 2-5 during 2010 Art Basel Miami Beach

Hosted by Venus Williams, Haitian Born World Welterweight Champion Boxer Andre Berto & Jerry Powers

Presented & Produced by Michael Capponi & Jeff Feldman

Le P remiere Edition of Haiti Art Expo 2010, by Michele Frisch, Haiti’s leading art curator and collector, proudly presents a one-of-a-kind collection of Haitian artists who were never afforded the opportunity to display their works outside of their small island nation.

Haiti, a country most known for its abject poverty, political corruption and the recent catastrophic earthquake, is extraordinarily rich in culture, history, music and the arts. 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.

Haiti Art Expo 2010 demonstrates the visionary power of Haitian visual art that has continued to command international attention. This stunning collection of fine arts is comprised of a variety of media, objects d’art and photography. The exhibition features top works from the world-famous contemporary art master, Philippe Dodard, as well as many works by renown Haitian artists such as Levoy Exil, Payas, Alix Roy and Lousiane.  Extremely talented, up-and-coming Haitian artists such as Sully Gutemberg and Manuel Mathieu will also be featured.

Haiti Art Expo 2010‘s high-profile venue is centrally located in the heart of Miami’s uber-chic Design District.  One hundred percent of art sale proceeds will benefit the refugees and artists who have lost their homes in the tragic earthquake.  United Way of Miami-Dade is serving as fiscal agent for Haiti Art Expo.

American artists have also donated works. A large Haitian Flag, by iconic Pop Artist Romero Britto, will be displayed along with a number of photographs from various photographers who were on the ground immediately after the January earthquake.  Photographer Sarah Brokaw, commissioned by the Jenkins/Penn Haitian Relief Organization, will showcase a ‘Limited Edition’ collection of images taken in Haiti’s largest tent city. Each limited print will be personally signed by Actor/Humanitarian Sean Penn.

Today there are still over 1.5 million homeless people who lost their homes in the January 12th earthquake in Port-au-Prince.

Schedule of Events
Mosaic Building in Miami Design District
161 NE 40th Street
Suite 201
Miami, FL 33137
Thursday, December 2 :
Opening Night – Haiti Art Expo 2010
Presented by Plum TV along with its co-chairman Jerry Powers, Michael Capponi and Jeff Feldman. Hosted by Venus Williams, Haitian born World Welterweight Champion Boxer Andre Berto, Fabrice and Patrick Tardieu, Haitian born founders of the fine clothing line Bogosse. There will be a special performance by Rara Lakey to celebrate the beautiful Haitian culture. The band is composed of 16 musicians, who play the tambour, bongos, bamboos, bass, cones and timbales.
Friday, December 3 :
Open to the Public
Hosted by: Britta Hanson
Saturday, December 4 :
SCOPE for Haiti
Hosted by: Michael Capponi, Anna Mixon, William Etundi
Reception at SCOPE: 5pm -7pm
Reception at Haiti Art Expo: 8:00pm
Haiti Art Expo and SCOPE have joined forces to celebrate Haitian Art and raise money for housing in Haiti. SCOPE VIP cardholders are invited to the SCOPE Pavilion from 5pm to 7pm for a special reception hosted by Haiti Art Expo. Guests will be escorted after the reception at Haiti Art Expo hosted by SCOPE (SCOPE for Haiti), where cardholders can view never before seen works from Haitian Artists. 100% of art sale proceeds will benefit the refugees and artists who have lost their homes in the tragic earthquake.
Sunday, December 5 :
Closing night –Open to the public

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