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#5347: Haitian Lifestyle - An Exhibit of Furniture and Accessories (fwd)

From: SSeitz8935@aol.com

                                HAITIAN LIFESTYLE

The natural creativity of the Haitian people will be the focus of an exhibit 
in the Skylight Room of the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, New York 
City.  Sponsored by The First Lady of the Republic of Haiti, Mrs. Geri 
Benoit-Preval, the Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations, and the 
Institute for Women Entrepreneurs (IFE), "Haitian Lifestyle" represents the 
work of hundreds of artists and artisans throughout the entire country.
The exhibit, featuring hand crafted furniture and home accessories, will be 
open to the trade by appointment only from 2 to 8 p.m. October 25; to the 
public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 26, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. October 27.  On 
the last day of the exhibit, October 27, all items will be offered for sale.  
The proceeds of the sale will go to IFE, a multi-faceted organization located 
in Port-au-Prince with the common objective of preserving and advancing 
Haiti's unique culture of artistic creativity by creating and expanding 
women's micro-enterprises.
Items included in the exhibit range from sequined Voodoo Flags to an upscale 
iron glass-topped table designed by one of Haiti's most sophisticated 
artists.  Masters of recycling, craftsmen apply their skills to room 
dividers, shelf units, beds and chairs, while displaying explosions of 
Caribbean color in hand painted cedar boxes in all sizes and shapes along 
with place mats, coasters, pencil holders, or other desk items.  Hand 
embroidery and applique techniques will be featured in abundance in bed 
treatments, tablecloths, and napkins.