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Local art gallery holding benefit for Haiti

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Recovery efforts continue in Haiti after a devastating earthquake leveled buildings and left hundreds of thousands dead and wounded.

A local art gallery is joining the relief efforts. Bryant Galleries in Flowood is displaying dozens of pieces of Haitian art, and donating 50 percent of all proceeds to the Red Cross' Haitian Relief fund.

A good deal of Haitian art was destroyed in the earthquake. And we don't know the fate of many of the artists featured in the gallery, which has been showcasing Haitian art since the 1980s.

"They have been such a part of the gallery's collection that we are really trying to support them and so that's why we put together this exhibit, and are trying to give back to Haiti and the artists who have given us so much," said David Lambert, president of Bryant Galleries.

We do know the fate of at least one of the artist showcased in the exhibit. His name is Levoy Exil, and he was recently featured on CNN.

For more information about the "Art for Haiti" benefit, call Bryant Galleries at (601) 932-5099.

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