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Visions for Humanity Art Show: A Student Initiated Art Exhibition to Benefit Haiti

April 24, 2008 – The 2nd annual "Visions for Humanity" art show will be held from 6-9 p.m., on Friday, May 2, at the Maufe Gallery in Christiansted, during Jump-Up. This year the Country Day School National Art Honor Society students are organizing an art show to benefit Haiti Community Support.
The art show is an interscholastic effort, involving artwork from Country Day School and Good Hope School's talented art students. Along with students' work, some of the very best local artists from St. Croix and Haiti have contributed pieces to be exhibited and auctioned. Among the contributing artists whose work will be available for auction are prominent Haitian-born artists Maude Pierre-Charles and Tibo. A wide variety of other contributions from Haiti will also be available for sale. Prominent local artists who are contributing works are Elisa Mackay, Susan Snow, Nathan Bishop, Diego Conde and Mandy Shody, among others. The silent auction will be held from 6-9 p.m.
"Last year the show raised over $10,000 for a non-profit called Aidchild, which helps children in Uganda living with AIDS. This year's efforts will be directed toward the Caribbean community in dire need," said Monica Marin, CDS middle/upper art teacher.
All of the proceeds raised will go to Haiti Community Support to help build their new Renaissance Elementary School in Au Centre, Haiti. The proceeds will also help to supply the village with much-needed resources such as clean drinking water, hot meals and medical care.
The Country Day School NAHS is a service driven organization, which every year chooses a project using art to effect positive change in the community. Marin said, "This show will provide a great opportunity for students to get first hand exposure of showing their work in a professional gallery space with other professional artists. It will also present an amazing opportunity for local concerned and compassionate art lovers to broaden their personal collections while at the same time making a meaningful contribution to educational development and village life in rural Haiti."
The Visions for Humanity Art Show will run until Tuesday, May 13. Gallery hours are 3-6 p.m., on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (or by appointment).
For more information, contact Therese Trudeau at 332-4556.

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