December 12, 2012
Jan. 10 Event: Celebrate Haitian Art in Transit @ Logan Airport

Global travelers will catch a glimpse of Haiti’s and Massachusetts’ rich culture next year when passing through Terminal A of Boston’s Logan Airport.  Under the inspiration and direction of Mike Cataldo, Director of Marketing for Massport, the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts will exhibit in Terminal A’s passageways original paintings by Haitian American artists and Haitian artists from the country’s creative mecca in JacmelMassachusetts boasts the third largest population of Haitians in the United States.

 

Featured artists from the Haitian American Artists Assembly of Massachusetts will include Herold Alvares, who uses his lips and toes to paint, having lost both arms; Valentin Iviquel, the oldest member of the Assembly at 76; Youveline Joseph, the youngest artist, at 17; and Fritz Ducheine. a long-term member of the Assembly and mentor to other
artists.

 

The creations of children engaging in arts therapy programs sponsored by UNICEF in Haiti will be on display thanks to the photographs by Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld.  Music will be provided by Haitian artist Gifrants.

 

Guests must RSVP by January 3 and undergo advance security clearance.  For more information contact bostonevents@unicefusa.org.

 

The exhibit is funded in part by Massport, the New England Regional Board for UNICEF and the Ansara Family Fund at the Boston Foundation. Many thanks to Kristen Mangelinkx of UNICEF in Boston, Charlot Lucien of HAAM, and Mike Cataldo of Massport for their inspiring collaboration to celebrate Haiti’s people and culture.