Thursday, October 21, 2010

'Will Sing for Food': Concert and Haitian Art

Our local Vienna Choral Society, a nonprofit musical organization based in Vienna, Virginia, is sponsoring a concert to aid the hungry and the homeless in our area and a two-day Haitian art show and sale, on October 29 and 30, proceeds from which  will benefit The Friends of Hopital Albert Schweitzer, which designs and implements projects to support the hospital and the Haitian populace in the Artibonite valley. The hospital, in central Haiti, serves more than 300,000 improverished Haitians and is a model for health care delivery in the country. 

The VCS-sponsored art show and sale (in the form of a silent auction) is scheduled for Friday, October 29, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 30, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (and during intermission and following the Saturday benefit concert). Admission is free.

The Haitian artists represented in the art exhibition and sale are Castera Bazile, Wilson Bigaud, Etienne Chavannes, Jacques-Richard Chery, Levoy Exil, and Dieuseul Paul. Both large and small paintings will be offered, as well as sculpture, metalwork, beaded ceremonial flags, vases, and other decorative and boutique pieces.

Painting by Saincilus Ismael*
(1940 - 2000)

The first event of the VCS 2010-2011 concert season, the musical event, "Will Sing for Food: A Concert for the Hungry and Homeless", will take place on Saturday, October 30, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert will be available at the door or may be purchased in advance through the VCS or its members. (Go here to purchase tickets online.)

The venue for the two-day event is the Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Road, N.E., Vienna, Virginia 22180; 703-255-5508. (Directions are available on the VCS Website.)

Local community partners for the event are Homestretch, FACETS, and Food for Others.

* The painter also is sometimes listed as Ismael Saincilus. Additional information about him and other images of his work can be found here, here, here, and here.

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Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti on FaceBook

The Friends of HAS Haiti Online Gallery

1 comment:

jen said...

I love the theme for the concert; are you singing? Beautiful work as usual! xxxj