Green Family Foundation Contributes Lomax Music to Hands of Haiti Exhibit at MIA

August 31, 2010

The Green Family Foundation is thrilled to report that the sounds of Alan Lomax's Haiti recordings from the 1930s will be featured in Hands of Haiti, an exhibit of more than 60 major works by artists living in Haiti who have continued their craft despite their challenging circumstances. The exhibit will be unveiled this Thursday, September 2, at 4:00 p.m. at an opening reception at MIA’s South Terminal Gallery. Green Family Foundation staff, Edouard Duval Carrié, Artist/Director of the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance (HCAA), and Miami-Dade County officials will be in attendance.

The exhibit, which will be on display for the first time ever at Miami International Airport’s South Terminal Gallery from September 2, 2010 to March 2011, will feature works of cut metal, woven sequined flags, beaded artwork on leather, sculptures made from discarded urban materials, carnival masks, clay pottery and photography. In the accompanying photo, workers are hanging a cut metal artwork by Serge Jolimeau (Photo by David Belle).

Musical recordings and archival video footage by the famous ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax (1915-2002), who traveled to Haiti in the 1930s, will be presented at the reception, courtesy of the Green Family Foundation.

Funding for the project came from the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance (HCAA), a not-for-profit foundation based in Miami’s Little Haiti area. HCAA's director, artist Edouard Duval Carrié, asked local artists to donate artwork that was sold at a special pavilion at the Arteamericas Art Fair in Miami Beach in April.  The proceeds from those donations have helped fund the Hands of Haiti exhibit.