David Zukas
$8000For many religion is a necessity.  Science and nature are my only truth.When I first met my wife, she gave me Daniel Kedar's book,
Faith and Truth, mixed media on solid wood door 20" X 80"
$8000
For many religion is a necessity. Science and nature are my only truth.
When I first met my wife, she gave me Daniel Kedar's book, "Haiti: Reflections." I am eternally grateful to him for introducing her homeland to me. Faith and Truth and Adrift are inspired by his photographs.

David Zukas

Exhibits

EXHIBITS

Hewlett-Woodmere Library

Jan 13 - Feb 26

Opening Reception- Saturday, Jan 25 from 2-4 pm

1125 Broadway

Hewlett, NY 11557

Diaspora Community Services

Opening Reception- Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 3-5pm

2222 Church Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226

Wagner College Gallery

Jan. 15 - Feb. 16, 2013

Exhibit Opening, Sunday Jan. 20

Wagner College

One Campus Road

Staten Island, NY 10301

Gallery hours are 11-4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and until 9 on Thursdays

CSI, College of Staten Island

Black History Month Celebration, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2011

1:45-3:15 PM, Center for the Arts, Recital Hall

Art By the Ferry

Opening Ceremony Friday, May 20, 2011

Exhibits open from noon to 8PM Saturday, May 21 through Sunday, May 22 from noon until 8PM

120 Stuyvesant Place

Staten Island, NY

"Doors of Perception Exhibit"

ArtLab

April 2-23, 2011

Opening Reception April 2, 2-4 pm

1000 Richmond Terrace

Staten Island, NY 10301

"Doors of Perception" exhibit Jan 8-31, 2011

Art at Bay Solo Exhibit through January

This exhibit was partially funded by a JP Morgan Chase regrant in partnership with COAHSI

Art at Bay

70 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY

1 block South of the Staten Island Ferry terminal

gallery hours are every Sat and Sun from 12-6 pm

Monday, November 22, 2011

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater

The Joan Weill Center for Dance

405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue

The event will feature a silent auction of selected artworks and live performances by Ghanaian Artist Osekre, the Brooklyn High School of the Arts jazz ensemble, and singer/songwriter Ebonie Smith.

Enjoy complimentary cocktails and West African hors d’oeuvres catered by Joloff

Proceeds will benefit Literate Africa Project, Inc. Their mission is to provide academic resources and to support educational initiatives in underserved communities by strengthening collaboration between African educators and their global counterparts.

www.literateafrica.org

ETG Book Cafe as part of Second Saturday Staten Island

Solo Exhibit all of September 2010

Opening 9/11/10, 7 pm

Staten Island, NY

Camel Art Space: On the Grid

A collaborative exhibition where several artists were given a randomly selected 36" X 36" space on a grid on the walls of Camel Art Space.

Opening 8/21/10

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Art at Bay: The Skin of the Artist

A collaborative installation where artists were asked to transform an article of clothing to be hung on a clothes line the entire month of June.

Opening 6/1/10

Staten Island, NY

DiverseCity: An Artistic Exploration of Immigration, Cultural Identity, and Creating Home

International Rescue Committee in Staten Island

Opening 4/17/10

Staten Island, NY

Art for Change: Collaborative exhibit and silent auction to benefit Haiti

Maxine Greene Art Gallery at The Julia RIchman Education Complex

Opening 4/16/10

New York, NY

Second Saturday Staten Island Art Exhibit

ETG Fundraiser for Haitian Orphanage solo exhibit

Opening 4/10/10

Staten Island, NY

Shrine: Haiti Benefit Solo Exhibit

Opening 1/22/10

Harlem, NY

Joloff Solo Exhibit

Opening 12/17/09

Brooklyn, NY

Artwork on this site is selling with all proceeds benefiting the people of Haiti. Because of the high dollar amount of the donation for each work I suggest, in lieu of individual purchases, several people pool money together in order to reach the goal. Many schools are collecting money and what better symbolism than a painting as a constant reminder of your efforts and the struggles of the Haitian people?

Why am I taking the burden of collecting money when one could easily donate to the Red Cross? I spent over two years in Ghana with the US Peace Corps and became well aware that giving money to NGO's can be frightening. I hesitate to say don't give money to The Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, etc, but when you find out your money is paying the salary of some bureaucrat in an air conditioned SUV who has no business making decisions because he/she knows nothing about culture or even language of the area he/she is supposedly helping, you tend to hesitate giving blindly.

While with the Peace Corps in Ghana I made roughly $2400 annually and lived like a king. Can you image the standard of living for one of those workers making in excess of $100,000? The money spent within these organizations ends up subsidizing things like advertising, administrative salaries and expenses (in the hundreds of millions!), etc. Millions are collected and a fraction is spent. The percentage of aid administered to the needed is simply lower than it should be for many organizations.

I assure you I will get the best use out of the money. It will be spent on either emergency supplies or sustainable practices. I know individuals in Haiti involved in aquaculture (fish farming), and eco friendly farming practices such as hillside reforestation, sustainable charcoal production, and biodiesel production already on the ground that could use the support.

Twenty years ago Haiti produced enough rice to feed its population. Today, 75% of the rice eaten in Haiti is shipped from the US. Haitians can help themselves. Throwing money at a situation does not solve it. Let’s let Haitians rebuild Haiti.

Peace.

David Zukas

Please contact me for further information.