The production and sale of art has, since the mid 20th century, been an important source of income for Haitians of all walks of life. Inevitably, these activities have been severely disrupted by the recent earthquake, to the cultural and, not to be overlooked, economic detriment of those involved. Art A[u]ction for Haiti is a benefit auction to assist with the reconstruction of Haiti’s art world, spearheaded by the Edna Manley Foundation, hosted by the NGJ and supported by a wide range of stakeholders in the Jamaican art world.The proceeds will go to the revival of the historic Centre d’Art, whose landmark building was almost completely destroyed, and the sculptors of the Grand Rue, an inner-city community arts project.
Artists and collectors are invited to contribute works to this fundraising auction, as outright donations or on a commission basis. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Saturday, April 3. Contact the persons listed on the flyer for more information and to make arrangements for your contribution.
The auction preview will take place from April 14 to 18 and the auction itself will be held on Sunday, April 18, starting at 3 pm. Look out for more information on this event soon.
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