Artists Unite for Haiti are art exhibitions to help the Disaster Relief efforts in Haiti. All funds are donated directly to Mercy Corps and designated to the immediate relief of the Haitian people. Artists from around the World will donate unframed works on paper or light board no larger than 11 x 17 inches in multiple mediums such as: drawing, painting, collage, and photography. All of the artworks are being sold for $25.00 on a first-come, first-served basis. The artists only signed the back of the work; therefore they remain anonymous to the guests of the exhibition until after the sale of the work. Visitors to the exhibition might purchase a well known artist’s work for only $25 !!!
Artists Unite for Haiti was established by husband and wife team of Georges and Carrie Le Chevallier, and Peter Eversoll in January 2010, just days after the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti.
Georges Le Chevallier
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The youngest son of a French father and Puerto Rican mother, Georges Le Chevallier was born in Paris, France, and grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He earned his Associate of Arts degree in Fine Arts from El Camino Community College in Torrance, California, and studied at the Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, before receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drawing and Painting from California State University in Long Beach. He received a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in painting from Hunter College in New York City.
As an artist, Georges Le Chevallier had his first major solo exhibition over twenty years ago, and since then his art works – including murals, paintings, prints, site specific installations, and photographs –have been exhibited extensively in distinguished galleries and museums throughout the United States, as well as in Japan, France, Spain, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Chile, Canada, and Hungary. As an art educator, he has over 15 years of bi-lingual art teaching experience at different museum educational departments, correctional facilities, and at the elementary, high school, and university levels. He has taught at UNC Pembroke, Vance Granville Community College, and Lehman College in New York City. Currently he is an Associate Professor at The Living Arts College in Raleigh, NC, where he teaches courses in Drawing, Digital Design, Photography, and Art History. He was presented with The Living Arts College Outstanding Faculty Member Award for the winter 2007 session. He has also curated and organized many successful gallery exhibitions, produced an art documentary, and sits in The Board of Directors at The Visual Art Exchange (VAE) in Raleigh, NC.
Carrie Le Chevallier
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Carrie Le Chevallier grew up along the beaches of Southern California, with Los Angeles as a backdrop. During the early 1990s she studied and taught World Religion at San Diego State University.
Carrie has over 10 years experience with managing facility operations including retail businesses, a yoga studio and several restaurants. In 1995 she moved to New York City where she joined the Midnight Oil Corporation to manage one of Giorgio Armani’s cafes on Madison Avenue. Since moving to North Carolina, Carrie spent five years working with Whole Foods Market as a Marketing Specialist implementing a strong marketing plan that she won several awards for. She also served on the advisory committee for the Monet in Normandy exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art. In 2008 Carrie co-founded Feed the Farm, a non-profit organization to aid small North Carolina farms facing acute crisis.
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Peter Eversoll has been making art since the early 90’s from his time as an undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego, where he majored in Visual Arts. Originally a painter with a strong inclination towards filmmaking, he has worked in different media including photography, intervention and installation, in addition to curating and organizing exhibitions. More recently, he has been using art, especially photography, as a tool for exploring critical thinking and building community. He has shown his work both nationally and internationally.
In 1994 Peter moved to Mexico, eventually obtaining his Master’s degree in Fine Arts from La Academia de San Carlos, the oldest art school in the Americas. During his 14 years living in Mexico he taught at the Art Institute of the Autonomous University of Hidalgo in Pachuca and at the FARO de Oriente in Mexico City, previously having spent 6 years as a dairy farmer in rural Oaxaca. Relocating to Durham, North Carolina in 2008, he has continued his enthusiasm for art, community and education. That year he founded the Foto Pueblo, a non-profit image bank that provides photographs to organizations that defend and promote the rights of undocumented migrant workers. He also served as the Golden Belt Studios Artist in Residence in Durham and spent time in Ethiopia, where he gave a photo workshop at the Awassa Youth Campus. He is currently teaching photography to migrant farm worker youth in Eastern North Carolina and works as a Regional Recruiter for North Carolina’s Migrant Education Program.