Canvas of Hope 6/14/13

Canvas of Hope
Friday, 06/14/2013, 07:00 pm –
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127,
Miami, Florida 33127
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One Night only Charity Art Exhibit Event Features Harvard University Guest
The Belen Art Exhibit a Canvas of Hope is the first of its kind in the US

Miami, FL- June 5, 2013- On Friday June 14th, the Community Health Council (CHC) in Partnership with the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce will present the one-night only Belen Art Exhibit charity event at the Pan American Art Projects in Wynwood. The art exhibit titled A Canvas of Hope: Art by the Children of the Slums of the Amazon is the first exhibit of its kind ever created to benefit the Community Health Council. The children that live in extreme poverty in the city of Belen use artwork as a way of self-expression and learning. The event begins at 7pm.

The evening’s special guest is Adam Frange, a Harvard University Teaching Fellow and the Executive Director and founder of the Community Health Council. He is flying down from Harvard University to talk about the important work he is doing in Belen and to generate awareness of the living conditions of the families and children who live there. More specifically, the CHC, which already runs a clinic in Belen, wants to build a community center to provide the citizens with much needed services.

Included in this exhibit is photography by Zag Adams, son of the world renowned Patch Adams, who was portrayed in the hit movie by Robin Williams. Zag has captured the everyday plight and beauty of the people of the Amazon. His ability to document life in the city of Belen is unparalleled and the photographs will be available for purchase.

“As the gateway to Latin America we are so happy and honored to present this exhibit in Miami. We’re excited to talk about our work in Peru and share the experience of daily life in Belen as seen through the drawings and paintings of improvished Peruvian children and the photographic work of Zag Adams,” said Frange.

Tickets for the event are $50 and it includes special cocktails and delicious bites from local Peruvian restaurants. Tickets can be purchased at The Pan American Art Projects gallery is located at 2450 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127.

About the CHC:
The Community Health Council works in collaboration with local citizens, governmental and non-governmental organizations to improve the health, education, and living conditions of children, families and citizens of Belen living in extreme poverty. The CHC is an international organization that provides direct health care services and undertakes research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty.

About the Pan American Art Projects:
The Pan American Art Projects specializes in art of the Americas with the mission to build a bridge between North and South American cultures by presenting and exhibiting artists from both regions concurrently. They deal with emerging to established artists, as well as secondary market paintings, sculpture, and works on paper.

For media credentials or to schedule an interview with Adam Frange or Zag Adams please email For more information about the Belen Art Exhibit visit:

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