Marvelous Metal Sculptures Come to Miami

An under-sung medium within Haitian art is metal sculptures, carefully crafted from the recycling of metal cylinders used for transporting all manner of goods. Master artist Serge Jolimeau and Michee Ramil Remy have their creations on display in the lobby of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami, Florida through May 30. The museum is located at 770 N.E. 125th Street in North Miami, Florida and the telephone is 305/893-6211.

On view are the artists’ originals for the 2009 Clinton Global Citizen Awards, on loan from the office of former U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was recently in Miami to discuss the Clinton Global Initiative at the University of Miami on how to rebuild Haiti. According to a report in the Miami Herald newspaper, Clinton released a statement: “As the Haitian people work to build their country back better…it has become more important than ever to assist Haitian artists and workers in their efforts to produce and sell their wonderful arts and crafts.” Amen to that!

–Candice Russell

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