CREHAITIVE RE/VISION Poster Project for Haiti
I have teamed up with PRSA Pittsburgh, AIGA Pittsburgh, IABC Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh AdFed and Frank Parsons Paper to plan a benefit event to help raise funds and contribute to the Haiti relief effort. The event will be generously supported with donations of paper by Frank Parsons Paper, printing by Reed and Witting Co., video support by Uppercut and hosted by Villa Southside Restaurant.
CREHAITIVE : PGH Creatives Mobilizing for Haiti + Poster Auction Benefit Event
Thursday, February 4, 2010
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Villa Southside
Ali and Jamie McMutrie from the Bresma orphanage in Haiti will be joining us for the CREHAITIVES event next week! Don’t miss it!
As a creative community, when we see catastrophic events, like the earthquake in Haiti, we have an overwhelming urge to do whatever we can to help.
We send money. We send prayers. Yet we all feel helpless—Like there’s something more we could be doing.
We can’t always board a plane and lend our skills to the relief effort. But we are creators, makers and thinkers and we CAN respond sympathetically with art and prose. We can engage with each other. We can encourage discussion. We can come together and contribute our ideas.
As the Haitian people begin turning from searching and rescuing to recovering and rebuilding, there are many things they need. Most critical among them are money, food, water, shelter and medical assistance. In addition to these basic and immediate needs, there is also a resource that will be critical to long-term success in their efforts to rebuild—hope.
As part of this fund raising event we’re encouraging Pittsburgh’s creative community to design posters representing the rebuilding of communities and restoration of hope in Haiti. The posters that are submitted will be exhibited and auctioned off during the event.
About Red Cross Donations:
Your financial gift to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief will help those affected by this crisis. The American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund provides immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to those in need.
For more information and to register for the event, please visit:
To contribute to the poster project, put your brainstorming hat on and design posters that:
- Represent your response to the earthquake in Haiti
- Highlight, if possible, the importance of the rebuilding of communities and the restoration of hope
Submission guidelines can be found HERE >