To mark World AIDS Day on December 1st, the global humanitarian organization Save the Children will host an exhibit at the Art Basel-related “Arts for a Better World” event in Miami featuring artwork, art materials and photos from its Healing and Education through Arts (HEART) program for preschool children orphaned and affected by HIV/AIDS in rural Mozambique. The exhibit also will showcase art from Save the Children’s HEART program in El Salvador, Haiti and Nepal.
WHY: In Mozambique, 400,000 children have lost one or both parents to AIDS, and tens of thousands more help care for sick relatives and have had teachers or family members taken by the disease. Many children affected by HIV/AIDS, especially the youngest, cannot articulate what they have experienced or are feeling. Save the Children’s HEART program gives children a creative way to express and work through their feelings and experiences so they are better able to cope and to recover.
The HEART program uses the arts to promote children’s development and well-being. The program is targeted to children living in countries and communities affected by conflict, violence, HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty.
WHO: Save the Children
WHERE: Arts for a Better World, Soho Studios at the Wynwood Convention Center, 2226 NorthWest 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
Get Directions. (Venue is just south of Midtown, in the Wynwood Arts District.)
Admission is $10. Free of charge at all times for children under 18, members of the Armed Forces, and Art Basel VIP badge holders. For tickets and more information, go here.
WHEN: December 1-4, 11:00am – 7:00pm
December 5, 11:00am – 5:00pm (Family Day)