Since the earthquake in Haiti, many efforts to aid in the aftermath have met with confusion, as any number of online charity schemes have turned-out to be hoaxes in the worst kind of bad taste. As a practical alternative, many artists have offered to donate the sales of their wares to the cause. If you've been looking for a safe, effective way to be a part of the solution, why not consider making an art purchase at a well-known local venue? Photographer Chad McClarnon will donate 50 percent of the profits from his upcoming reception to the Partners in Health Organization's Stand With Haiti campaign. McClarnon's pics range from candid portraits to composition-conscious studies of abandoned spaces with an eye for the wry. Enjoy a fun reception, buy a cool photograph and lend a helping hand.
Feb. 13-26, 2010