Monday, February 6, 2012

PHOTOGRAPHER PATTI GABRIEL CAPTURES THE PEOPLE OF NORTHERN HAITI IN EXHIBIT AT SHELDON ART GALLERIES



ST. LOUIS, MO - The Sheldon Art Galleries presents Northern Haiti: Human Landscape-Photographs by Patti Gabriel with accompanying soundscape by Zlatko Ćosić, February 17 – June 2, 2012 in the Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery. 
Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, February 17 from 5 – 7 p.m.  Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Noon – 8p.m.; Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, Noon – 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and one hour prior to Sheldon performances and during intermission.  Admission is free.  For more information on the exhibition, visit the galleries’ website at www.thesheldon.org/galleries.asp.  
Gallery Talk:  Wednesday, April 25, Noon. Patti Gabriel will speak on her photographic experiences in Haiti, Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery, admission free. 


 In 2010, St. Louis-based photographer Patti Gabriel first traveled to Haiti to document the
work of doctors and nurses at the Hôpital Sacré Coeur for the CRUDEM Foundation. 
Located in Milot in Northern Haiti, the hospital is run entirely by Haitian staff and is the
exclusive health care provider to over 250,000 people in the impoverished region.  In two
subsequent visits in 2011 to Northern Haiti, which escaped the devastating earthquake in 2010,
Gabriel has captured the dignity and resilience of the people, and the country’s historic and
remarkable beauty.  Zlatko Ćosić has created an audio installation, from authentic Haitian
sounds that Gabriel recorded, to accompany the photography exhibit and to bring the
experience of Haiti and its people closer to the audience. 




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