On Friday June 14th, the Community Health Council (CHC) in Partnership with the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce presented a one night only Art Exhibit at the Pan American Art Projects in Wynwood. The art exhibit titled A Canvas of Hope: Art by the Children of the Slums of the Amazon was the first of its kind ever created to benefit the Community Health Council.
The evening’s special guest was Adam Frange, a Harvard University Teaching Fellow and the Executive Director and founder of the Community Health Council. Adam flew down from Boston to talk about the important work he is doing in Belen and generate awareness of the living conditions of the families and children who live there.
Included in this exhibit was photography by Zag Adams, son of the world renowned Patch Adams, who was portrayed in the hit movie by Robin Williams. Zag has captured the everyday plight and beauty of the people of the Amazon. His ability to document life in the city of Belen is unparalleled and the photographs will be available for purchase.
“As the gateway to Latin America we were so happy have been able to present this exhibit in Miami. We were excited to talk about our work in Peru and share the experience of daily life in Belen as seen through the drawings and paintings of improvished Peruvian children and the photographic work of Zag Adams,” said Frange.
About the CHC:
The Community Health Council works in collaboration with local citizens, governmental and non-governmental organizations to improve the health, education, and living conditions of children, families and citizens of Belen living in extreme poverty. The CHC is an international organization that provides direct health care services and undertakes research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty. www.communityhealthcouncil.org
About the Pan American Art Projects:
The Pan American Art Projects specializes in art of the Americas with the mission to build a bridge between North and South American cultures by presenting and exhibiting artists from both regions concurrently. They deal with emerging to established artists, as well as secondary market paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. www.panamericanart.com
For more information about the Belen Art Exhibit visit: www.belenartexhibit.com