Friday, January 14, 2011

One Year Later: Remembering those lost, celebrating the resilience of the living

This Wednesday, January 12, 2011, marked the anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti just one year ago. HAS and the Friends of HAS commemorated the event in a number of ways, which we'd like to share with you now.

In Haiti, at the Hanger Clinic at HAS, a special remembrance ceremony was held. Photographer Martha Rial uploaded a small album of photographs directly from Haiti that day. To view the photographs, click on the image above! More pictures from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website can be seen here. For more media links relating to the earthquake anniversary, visit HAS's "In the News" page by clicking here.

In Pittsburgh on January 12th, an exhibition of artwork from the collection of the Friends of HAS Haiti went on display at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The show, titled UPSIDE DOWN: Haitian Art in the Aftermath of Chaos, included works from both before and after the earthquake. If you are in the Pittsburgh area and have the opportunity, this exhibition will be open to the public through the end of January. For visitor info at the Warhol, click here.

(Special thanks to Bill Bollendorf for lending some pieces from his own collection to the show, as well as to Miller Frames, and Caliban Bookshop!)

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