Philippe Dodard is a prominent, internationally recognized Haitian artist who works in Port-au-Prince. Dodard couldn’t pick up a paint brush in the month following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Many of his friends perished as a result of the disaster, and he found himself having no reaction when he would get calls about a new death.
Dodard is participating in Haiti Art Expo 2010, an event taking place this weekend in Miami, Florida. The collection features works by Dodard and many other Haitian artists, as well as American artists. All of the proceeds from the sales of these works will go toward refugees and artists who have lost their homes because of the earthquake.
Dodard sees art as a way of dealing with and healing from devastation of the January 12 earthquake. He helped create a program for thousands of children called Plas Timoun, meaning “place for the children,” which…
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