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Help for Haiti Benefit

Submitted by on February 8, 2010 – 1:51 pmNo Comment

South Florida Community College’s Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) and the Avon Park Noon Rotary will hold a Help for Haiti benefit program, Thursday, Feb. 25, 12:30-4:30 p.m., on the patio of SFCC MOFAC, Highlands Campus. The benefit will include entertainment and refreshments. Monetary donations will be accepted by Rotary International and will go directly to the relief efforts in Haiti. The public is invited to attend.

The world rhythm percussion ensemble Primal Connection will perform from 1-1:30 p.m. followed by a talk by Betty Ford-Smith about her art collection and Haitian culture at 1:30-2 p.m. “Right now our main focus is on the lives lost during the earthquake,” Ford-Smith said. “I’m sure that later on, however, we will find that we have lost a large amount of Haitian art and representations of Haitian culture.”

Attendees will also be able to view the new SFCC MOFAC exhibit, Just Above the Water, which features Florida folk art and Haitian and African paintings and sculptures. “We have been working on this exhibit for two years, and now it seems the timing couldn’t have been any better,” said Mollie Doctrow, SFCC MOFAC Curator. “We have a large population of Haitian students, and this is a chance for SFCC to make a contribution.”

For more information, call Doctrow at (863) 784-7240.

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