Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 4:53pm an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 hit Haiti, 10 miles southwest of it’s capital, Port-au-Prince. That day changed and affected the people of Haiti forever and not just those in Haiti. A million people left homeless, 300,000 injured, small businesses destroyed, and an estimated 316,000 lives where lost…two years later, have you forgotten?
Over the week you have probably noticed Facebook statuses, tweets, news reports or articles surrounding the anniversary of this earthquake. Last night Fashion For A Cure had a chance to experience the resilience and determination of the Haitian community. New Jersey Haitian Artist in association with LANBI presented an art exhibit titled Haiti: 01-12-2010 We Remember; we were honored to attend their opening reception.
Community individuals, artists, and organizations gathered together to remember those lives lost as well as support those who endure the aftermath of the earthquakes. In addition to the art exhibit, the reception included other forms of art to honor the memory such as song, spoken word, and refreshments from Pink CupCakes.
Jean Claude Dominique, an artist as well as one of the exhibit organizers, explained his desired for committing to the exhibit in addition to the work of the artist. He spoke with compassion as he elucidate to the process of creating the art. In verbalizing these details he shared that artist relived the event through pictures and literature and recreated it into various forms of art.
The experience was an enjoyable and everyone should visit the exhibit to witness the beauty as well as the unwavering spirits displayed in each piece of art. The exhibit is on view from January 12 through March 23, 2012 every Saturday 2:00pm to 7:00pm and by appointment. Participating artists include Jerry M.C. Georges, Jean P. Blaise, Mona Coichy Haigler, Grace Xavier, Jean Richard Coachy, Franciso Gervais, Joseph Thony Moise, Auguste Issac “Zaak”, and Jean Claude Dominique.
The exhibit location is New Jersey Arts Incubator, 495 Prospect Ave, West Orange, New Jersey 07052 (located behind Panera Bread).
For more information about the exhibit contact Jean Dominique (862) 250-4393 or firstname.lastname@example.org