Photos from the Opening on April 24, 2019

Sculptor Jacques Eugene beside his 'Bicyclist with Bells and Helmet' and 'Met Gran Bwa'.

John Andrews of California (in blue shirt above), a longtime collector of Haitian art, bought 'Sirene' by Jolimeau.

John Andrews of California (in blue shirt above), a longtime collector of Haitian art, bought 'Sirene' by Jolimeau.

The raison for this happening is Madame Marie-Jose Poux ("Marie-Jo").

 

Marie- Jo was a Hospice Nurse in Cincinnatti, Ohio for much of her career.  began  the Foyer Espoir Pour les Enfants orphanage on her return to Haiti. FEPE opened in November 2009 with 13 children Two months later came the Earthquake of January 12, 2010 that killed more than 100,000.in Port-au-Prince.

Marie-Jo accepted 22 more orphans into FEPE and scrambled to find food, water, and more shelter. She's since helped to grow the companion Ecole Fpyer Espoir school--an institution that's increased its student body from less than 140 in 2015 to 258 at present. SUFC helps to fund FEPE and EFE

and the sculptors in 'Making Metal Magic' are contributing large parts of their fees. Angela has completely donated use of Evolve for the show and has helped immeasurably with publicity, set-up and expertise.

The show is already a huge success.

Please visit us in Evolve, 712 Bienville (at Roya nearby Canal) if you're in New Orleans, April 29 to May 6.