Grief and pride marking Haiti earthquake Anniversary in mural
This artwork created in February 2011 by Averette represents Grief and pride painted into a colorful mural on NE 2nd Ave. & 79th Street in Miami Little Haiti.The painting was unveiled for the first anniversary of the Haiti's massive earthquake.
In February 2011, to commemorate the first anniversary of Haiti's massive earthquake, the country's grief and pride were painted and unveiled in a prominent corner in the Little Haiti neighborhood on NE 2nd Avenue and 79th Street. The mural shows tears running down from the faces of Haiti's beloved revolutionary heroes, a young girl stitching together the red and blue fields of Haiti's flag. Even the sky over the head looks pale and sad. It is a true reproduction of the feelings of the Haitian people. However, this trauma cannot be continued forever. As per Rev. Reginald Jean-Mary, the pastor of Notre Dame d'Haïti, grief and blame must give way to hope and courage to fight for Haiti's future. On Wednesday, January 12, 2011, a Candlelight Ceremony was held to commemorate the victims and survivors of the earthquake, followed by the unveiling of the murals. The MLK Community Mural Project (Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project), along with 12 artists from Miami and Haiti and several other local students painted a 50,000-square-foot mural on 79th Street and Northeast Second Avenue, in the heart of Little Haiti.