Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hard Hats for Haiti Shines at "Haiti Art Expo 2011" during Art Basel Week

Hard Hats for Haiti and renowned Miami photographer Jordan Michael Zuniga, showcased a collection of limited edition photographs at Haiti Art Expo 2011 at the Moore Building on Saturday, December 3rd during Art Basel week. Zuniga’s ‘Haiti: Hope in Progress’ is part of his support to the Hard Hats for Haiti campaign, the catalyst for the Pan American Development Foundation’s plan to rebuild homes, revitalize neighborhoods, and create jobs.

Haiti Art Expo 2011 is a pledge from South Florida’s cultural community and Haiti advocates who are making a positive impact in the lives of the Haitian people. On its second year, co-hosts Michael Caponni, Jeff Feldman and Rachel Moscoso Denis presented an exhibition which demonstrated the visionary power of Haitian visual art that has continued to command international attention. Jordan’s “Haiti: Hope in Progress” limited edition photography series were the highlight of the evening, reflecting PADF’s work in Haiti through vibrant and soulful images.

“Thanks to Haiti Art Expo 2011 and Mr. Zuniga we had the invaluable opportunity to spread the word about our work in Haiti, with a direct impact in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Haitians” said Paul Fisher, Director of Corporate Partnerships for PADF.
Jordan Michael Zuniga discussing his photography with a guest
At this event, more than 500 art lovers, collectors, Haiti government officials, local personalities, and other guests showed their support to PADF’s Hard Hats for Haiti while enjoying Jordan’s photography and the colorful world class exhibit of Haitian art presented by art collector and curator Michele Frisch. Special guests included Mr. Ralph Latortue, Honorary Consul General of Haiti; Anedie Azael, Miss Haiti 2011; and Dee Adames, Bravo TV’s “Shear Genius” winner and celebrity stylist.
Jeff Feldman, HAE 2011 co-producer; Anedie Azael, Miss Haiti 2011; Michele Frisch, art curator; Rachel Moscoso-Denis, HAE 2011 co-producer; Paul Fisher, PADF's Director of Corporate Partnerships

Sales from the exhibit as well as Zuniga’s photographs, will directly benefit the Hard Hats for Haiti campaign, which has already received a commitment of over $50M from institutions such as the World Bank, the American Red Cross, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, and Caterpillar.

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