New Boston Logan Art Exhibit Features the Beauty and Resilience of Haiti
Colorful and Vibrant Works by Haitian Artists Highlight Renewed Hope since Earthquake
BOSTON – The beauty of Haiti and the resilience and courage of its people are featured in a colorful new art exhibit at Boston Logan International Airport that will run through April 2013. Haitian Colors in Transit celebrates the 208th anniversary of Haiti’s independence and commemorates the earthquake that devastated the country in January 2010. The display of paintings and photographs is hanging in Terminal A, and is co-presented by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), the Haitian Artists’ Assembly of Massachusetts (HAAM), and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, New England.
“Public art is an important part of the customer service we provide at Logan Airport,” said Ed Freni, Director of Aviation for Massport. “Our exhibits are designed to educate, inspire and entertain while helping to enhance the visitor’s overall travel experience. This exhibit achieves that goal by introducing viewers to the splendor and spirit of Haiti.”
Logan’s newest exhibit brings together the work of 31 Haitian artists from Massachusetts and from the southern Haitian town of Jacmel. The 17th century seaside town of Jacmel is known for its architecture which influenced much of the home styles of New Orleans. More than 60 paintings are featured in the exhibit, as are several photos taken by Stan Grossfeld, a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist from the Boston Globe.
“Through Haitian Colors in Transit, we hope to help travelers experience the beauty of Haiti, the creativity of its people, and ultimately entice them to travel there to discover the landscape behind this art,” said Charlot Lucien, Co-Director of HAAM.
Haitian Colors in Transit is located post-security in Terminal A near the escalators that take passengers from the main terminal to the satellite passenger terminal.
Boston Logan, 15 minutes from the intersection of Route 128 and I-90 and five minutes from downtown Boston, serves as the gateway to the New England region and offers nonstop service to 72 domestic and 31 international destinations and in 2012 handled a record 29.3 million passengers. Boston Logan is the Air Line Pilot Association’s Airport of the Year for 2008 because of its commitment to safety. Over the past decade, the airport spent $4.5 billion on a modernization program that includes new terminals, public transportation access, parking facilities, roadways and airport concessions, and has been transformed into a world-class 21st Century facility. The airport generates $7 billion in total economic impact each year.
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About the Haitian Artists’ Assembly of Massachusetts (HAAM):
The volunteer group was founded in 1995 as a group of visual artists and writers committed to artistic and cultural programming and workshops. The organization has held a number of significant art and cultural events in New England and in Haiti.