Logan Airport exhibit to feature ‘Haitian Art in Transit’
By Bill Forry
Dec. 21, 2012
The Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts — in conjunction with Massport and the U.S. Fund for Unicef— will launch an art exhibition at Logan airport next month. The exhibition, “Haitian Art in Transit” is described as “a celebration honoring the paintings of Haitian artists from Massachusetts and Jacmel, Haiti.”
A reception to launch the display will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 5:45 p.m. The exhibition will be held in art space in the airport’s terminal A.
About 60 magnificent pieces — many of which evoke the memory of those who perish during the 2010 earthquake — will be part of the exhibition.
Four artists will be receiving awards from dignitaries and art sponsors: Valentin Ivikel, 76, the veteran artists of the Assembly; Youveline Joseph, 17, the youngest member of the group; Herold Alvares, from Limbé, who lost his arms, but continue to paint, using his lips and his toes to hold his brush; and Fritz Ducheine, an artist himself, but also a long term mentor to, and promoter of other artists.
Visit the website to view the paintings haamarts.org/ and order as well.