Come experience a little slice of Haiti, learn about Project HOPE Art’s latest projects, and meet our three visiting Haitian artists on Saturday, September 14th at PHA’s Third Annual Voodoo Dinner! Tickets Available Here!
For this third installment of Project HOPE Art’s Voodoo Dinner series, we will rendezvous in a small art warehouse in San Francisco for a five-course Haitian-inspired dinner with music and art.
Arrive at 4pm for a Voodoo sculpture exhibition and a meet-and-greet with our three visiting Haitian artists. Enjoy light appetizers and try your luck at our wine raffle bar. Get creative at our Make-Your-Own-Musical-Instrument station, and let Brass Band: Mission whirl you away with the rhythmic purring of New Orleans Jazz.
Dinner will be served promptly at 5:30pm. Between courses, be inspired by brief, informative speeches by members of Project HOPE Art and the artists of Atiz Rezistans. Learn about life in Haiti, the art of found-object assemblage, and more, while savoring a delicious fusion of Creole flavors.
During dessert, get ready to pounce on some fabulous treasures during our live auction, featuring one-of-a-kind Haitian art work, massages, coffee and more!
At 7:30pm we will rise together and follow the band outdoors for a short celebratory parade, marching together in honor of art, music, adventure and life!
You are welcome to keep your homemade musical instrument, and we encourage you to revisit this magical evening by making music all year long.
CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets now!
Thank you to all of our generous donors for ensuring we have fresh, local and delicious ingredients for our Third Annual Donor Dinner!
Menu and Catering by Carla’s Delectables:
Plantain chips with watercress dip and Caribbean ceviche
Smoked jerk boulette: uniquely Caribbean meatballs made with green bell pepper, tomato and cajun spices
Vegetarian Option: corn croquettes: deep fried corn meal with fresh corn and spring onion
Small bite of Haitian spaghetti infused with wonderful Moringa powder
from the Garden…
Local fresh greens, mango and avocado tossed in a white wine and lime vinaigrette
from the Farm…
A selection of garden variety cheeses from Monkeyflower Ranch, with sliced baguette
from the Sea…
Tiger prawns in Cajun spiced cream sauce with hints of sweet paprika & garlic
Vegetarian Option: Toasted baguette in Cajun spiced cream sauce with hints of sweet paprika & garlic
from the Land….
Chicken prepared sous vide, then finished on the barbecue with a guava juice, ancho pepper, and garlic glaze
Vegetarian Option: Cajun spiced fried tofu in a spicy guava sauce
Pois Noir: black bean puree spiced with braised spring onions, green bell pepper and scotch bonnet peppers served with sour cream
Long grain rice infused with vegetable stock, onions and white wine, mixed with peas
Bannana Peze: fried plantains
Ice cream from The Penny Ice Creamery, with homemade waffle cones
About Ghettos to Galleries:
Atis Rezistans is a Haitian art movement that is transforming lives and creating hope for youth in the ghettos of Port-au-Prince. Project HOPE Art is sponsoring three members from the movement to visit North America and share their first-hand experience about reclamation, resiliency, and creativity.
About The Artists:
Racine Polycarpe, Claudel Casseus, and Romel Jean Pierre are artists, change makers, and youth leaders. Working with what they find in the street, these artists are reviving traditional Haitian voodoo art within the current conditions of a country struggling to recover from multiple disasters. Their work is profound, in its simultaneous rawness and spiritual refinement. Gang membership may often be the only available means of survival for many youth living in the endemic poverty of Port-au-Prince. Atis Rezistans is inspiring action and creating real options and opportunities for communities in Port-au-Prince.
About Project HOPE Art:
To inspire, heal and improve the quality of life for children in need through the creative process of art.
Art is the universal language which transcends differences in cultural and customary barriers.
Art is a tool for education that encourages creative thinking, problem solving and growth.
Art gives a voice to the voiceless.
Art is good for the soul.
Project HOPE Art uses art as a vehicle to inspire, to educate and to create intentional whimsy. We work with children in hospitals, orphanages, schools and communities in disaster stricken areas, utilizing art to help establish self esteem, self expression, self respect and stress relief for our students. We create art for art’s sake, while educating through our art, science, nutrition and literacy programs. We twirl in tutus and face paint because it’s good for the soul. Since our inception in January 2010 we have made multiple trips to Haiti and have recently launched a Visiting Artist Program, creating a sustainable way for artists in any medium to share their creativity with our kids and project partners as we strive towards our mission to inspire, heal and improve the quality of life for children in need.