Monday, January 6, 2020

Runway to Haiti: Ambassador Event & Photo Opportunity


I went to Macbeth Studio (37 North Orange Avenue, Suite 900, Orlando, Florida) to sketch the Runway to Haiti Ambassador Event. Rebuild Globally and Macbeth Studio  joined forces to host this event to promote the upcoming fundraiser, Runway to Haiti: A Night of Impact and Ethical Fashion! Many Central Floridians had volunteered, donated, traveled, modeled, and represented REBUILD globally over the years and became that organization's biggest community advocates.

Rebuild Globally was born from the disaster of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and survived in its wake by embarking on a mission to provide a sustainable, entrepreneurial solution for survivors. It is is a nonprofit organization promoting prosperity by growing an educated and skilled workforce in Haiti and ensuring a pathway to dignified employment. They believe education and job training programs are the most powerful weapons in the fight against extreme poverty. We create powerful and holistic programs that empower men and women to obtain degrees and work placement, ending the cycle of poverty in their lives, their families’ lives, and in their communities.

The ambassador Event was a fun and casual evening and help spread the word for Runway to Haiti: A Night of Impact and Ethical Fashion. This event included great photo ops with a one-of-a-kind backdrop designed by local Haitian artist Patrick Noze, as well as some food and refreshments. Julie Colombino the CEO and founder of Rebuild Globally posed for a photo as I sketched. In the mural behind her a woman held a basket on her head with one hand raised to keep the basket balanced. Julie mimicked the pose and I assume the photographer, Jim Hobart lined things up just right so that it seemed like she had the two dimensional basket on her head. Jim is a board member of Rebuild Globally and he has taken some amazing documentary photos of  this organizations amazing work over the years.

REBUILD globally creates powerful and holistic programs that empower men and women to obtain degrees, work placement, and end the cycle of poverty in their lives, their families lives, and in their communities.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

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