Daily Archives: October 18, 2009

Silent Auction Fundraising Event

Another opportunity to buy great Haitian art exists for residents and visitors of Washington, D.C. From Octboer 23 to November 6, the Embassy of Haitia, in collaboration with Studio Exhibitions, is presenting “Back to Back/Face to Face: The Art of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.” This silent auction fundraising event will benefit Art Creation Foundation for Children in Jacmel, Haiti. You don’t have to be a bigwig or someone with connections to President Obama to attend. It is free and open to the public.

With an opening reception on October 23 from 6 to 9 p.m., artists participating in the show will attend. They include Turgo Bastien, Christinne Maryse Coliman, Blondel Joseph, Claes Gabriel, Nadine Lafond, Yvon Fleurival, Iliana Garon, and Scherezade Garcia. The embassy is located at 2311 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest in the nation’s capital. We hope that a lot of money is raised for a very worthy cause and people leave the event with Haitian art in hand, becoming unintentional ambassadors for the largest outpouring of superior art in the world.

–Candice Russell