When filmmaker and photographer Kevin O’Hanlon brought canvasses and painting supplies to the Maranatha School and Orphanage, he documented the children creating their very first paintings. Now, 200 of those paintings will be exhibited and up for sale, with proceeds going towards the school and orphanage.
“I am Haiti” will be the first of a monthly Brooklyn summer series called Cocktails and Canvasses which aims at bringing young professionals together from various industries in hopes of creating social change through art, music and poetry.
On Saturday, there will be a silent auction and exhibit along with special guests, live music from the Haitian jazz band AFRAZZ and DJ CEO. The night also includes giveaways and refreshments.
Advanced tickets are available at www.cocktailsandcanvases.eventbrite.com for $20.00 Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $25.00 with a portion of the proceeds going to the support of the Maranatha School and Orphanage.
June 25, 8 p.m. to 1a.m.
Synergy – Cultural Collective
Kalahari Art Gallery
1101-03 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238
$20 in advance/$25 at the door. All proceeds from the art sales and a percentage of the event sales will donated to the Maranatha Orphanage to rebuild the school and the children’s education.
Music by DJ CEO and AFRAZZ jazz band; one hour of open beer and wine bar, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, gift bags, special guests and more.
Cocktails & Canvases is presented by Ms. Phia and co-sponsored by Amour Creole Magazine, Barbancourt Rhum, Fleurimond Catering, Inc. and Prestige Beverages, Inc. The host committee includes Connections Unlimited NYC, Grae Enterprises, MIHicon, STC Events and The Urben Pro Group.
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