Some great Cincinnati artists, both musical and visual, are contributing to this show next Friday here in town. Check out the release below, along with a piece CNN did on the Restavek Foundation.
Tonight, February 12 at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Kentucky, the Greater Cincinnati creative community will come together for â€œRise Up Haiti,â€ a fundraising celebration to help end child slavery in Haiti.
There are approximately 300,000 children living in slavery in Haiti, where they are known as â€œRestaveks.â€ All funds raised at â€œRise Up Haitiâ€ will go to ending this practice. â€œRise Up Haitiâ€ will feature a unique collaboration of music and visual arts, with four local bands performing live, a photography exhibition with actual images of Haitian child slaves, and a silent auction of 10commissioned, one-of-a-kind pieces done by area artists.
The photography exhibition will feature the works of Jonathan Robert Willis, and his touching personal expression of beautiful Restavek faces. The concert will include Ric Hordinski, Rob Fetters, Kim Taylor and Me or the Moon. The silent auction will present a lively artistic range of views of hope and inspiration, spoken through the artistsâ€™ original talents.The event will also feature a full cash bar. All proceeds benefit the Jean Cadet Restavek Foundation, dedicated to abolishing child slavery in Haiti. For more information about the founda-tion, check out Restavekfreedom.com