“Building Through Arts: Haiti” Library display and benefit concert
Join Arts Management student Gabrielle Hilaire for a benefit concert and complementary Library exhibition entitled “Building Through Arts: Haiti.” The benefit concert, held in the Dance Theatre Lab, March 8th, 7:00 pm, will raise money to start an arts therapy program at a children’s school in Haiti. This school was built by the non-profit Haitian organization ‘Pou Soley Leve” (For the Rising Sun) for children effected by the 2010 earthquake. An exhibition of books and other materials from the Library’s collection relating to the history, culture, and politics of Haiti is on display in the Library on the main floor near the reference area computers. The display will be up during the week of Monday, March 3th.
Teaming up with the Office of Student Life, SOCA, and the Study Abroad Office, Gabrielle has brought together an array of various artists to present audience members an exciting and eclectic night of performances. Including off and on-campus performers, the concert will include children African dancers, Choral Pleasure, live music, a spoken word artists, Dance Conservatory students and even some Salsa dancing.
“I am striving, through this benefit concert, to bring that hope to children who do not currently have that opportunity due to poverty. When deciding on what my senior project will be, I knew this was the best decision to make,” said Gabrielle, herself a dancer of Haitian descent .
With a student ID Card shown, Purchase students can enter for $5, while general admission is $10. Great tasting Haitian food, cupcakes, and cake pops will be sold in the lobby, along with raffle items! Will you be supporting this great cause? If so, prepare for great entertainment on March 8th, 7:00 PM.