Enigma Performing Arts Center of Haiti (EPAC Haiti) and Monster®, the world leader in high-performance personal audio have teamed up for the fundraising initiative “Hand Painted Headphones for Haiti” to raise money to construct EPAC Haiti, a 3,000 seat concert hall and state of the art convention center designed by Metropolitan Museum architect and Pritzker Award winner, Kevin Roche.
Monster donated 100 Inspiration™ headphones to be used by 10 Haitian Master Painters as blank canvases to create unique pieces of art including Frantz Zephirin, St Jean Saint Juste, Richard Barbot, Mario Benjamin, Patricia Brintle, Joseph Eddy Pierre, Yael Talleyrand, Pascal Merisier aka “Pasko”, Levoy exil, Harold Dessalines, Pascale Monnin, Philippe Dodard and Patrick Ganthier aka “Killy”.
On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Openhouse Gallery (201 Mulberry St. between Kenmare and Spring) 7p.m.-9p.m., ten hand-painted headphones with accompanying canvases will be auctioned at Openhouse Gallery (opening bid will be approx. $10K)
The remaining 90 headphones will be auctioned beginning June 23 – July 2, 2014 at Ebay.com/headphonesforhaiti.
Expected to attend are Kevin Roche, Pritzker-Award winning Architect and Noel Lee, Founder and The Head Monster, among others
All proceeds will be donated to EPAC Haiti Inc.
About EPAC Haiti
EPAC Haiti will benefit the people and culture of Haiti, creating over 4,000 jobs for Haitian workers. It will also generate positive awareness about the art, culture, and people of Haiti, as the Caribbean nation continues to rebuild in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake
In addition to the concert hall and convention center, the center will include a school for performing arts, museum, gallery, IMAX movie theater, 500 seat theatrical theater, Artisans market, and a TV studio. Internationally renowned educational institutions, such as Julliard, will have a presence at EPAC Haiti.
The “Hand-Painted Headphones for Haiti” project is part of Monster Cares™, Monster’s charitable division that was created to support local charities with education, music, sports and technology. For more information, visit the website Epachaiti.com