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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BLACK: One World for Haiti (Art Auction + Concert)

BLACK: One World for Haiti

DC arts community comes together for Haitian earthquake relief

Washington, DC - As the dust settles on the nation of Haiti the DC art community joins together to provide relief for a people that have seen their homes destroyed and thousands of lives lost. On Saturday January 23, 2009, the new Northwest gallery, Cre8 Studio Gallery will host Black: One World for Haiti, concert and art auction. Black features artwork by some of the area’s top young visual artists. There will also be performances by Matthew Hamerlein, Laughing Man along with DJs Adrian Loving, Keenan Orr and others.

“We wanted to use art as a way to help the people of Haiti – metaphorically painting color for a nation currently in the dark,” says Marquis Perkins, one of the event organizers.

Donations will be taken to the Haitian Embassy to ship to victims in need. Requested items for donation are clothes, underwear, baby clothes, diapers, baby wipes, toiletries, batteries, flashlights, canned vegetables, canned fruit and most importantly medical supplies and water.

The art auction will feature the works of local artists Gabriel Scindian, MOE, Chanel Compton, Alison Spain, Peter Chang, Brandon Hill, Francisco Esteban, Drew Storm Graham and Diana Cruz. The proceeds from their works will go toward the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and Habitat for Humanity.

: Cre8 – 1314 9th Street, NW Washington, DC

When: Saturday January 23, 2009, 9 PM

Admission: $5 plus a donated item or non-perishable canned goods or $10


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