Haitian gallery owner Nicole Smith gained an appreciation for art as a young woman at Le Centre d'Art de Port au Prince.
A silent auction, featuring the works of famed collage artist Allen Stringfellow and renowned Haitian painter Fritz Millevoix, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Event patrons will be treated to live music, traditional Haitian dance and refreshments. The fundraiser continues through the weekend, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30 and 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31. For more information about the benefit, call
“Artists for Haiti/Chicago”is curated by Candace Hunter, who has also donated a work to the cause.
Le Centre d’Art was founded in 1944 by American-born watercolorist DeWitt Peters and featured the works of some of Haiti’s most renowned artists, including Philmoné Obin, Rigaud Benoit, Hector Hyppolite and Montas Antoine.