On Saturday, January 30, the good folks at Black Sheep Books radical bookstore in Montpelier will be hosting a memorial for Flo McGarrell, the Newbury, Vt., artist who was killed in the earthquake in Haiti. The memorial is one of many for the prolific and multidimensional artist. Already, art communities in Baltimore, New York and San Francisco have hosted events honoring McGarrell's life, which you can read a little about here.
The Montpelier memorial begins at 6:30 p.m. at the bookstore at 5 State St.
"We will have a screen, projector, wireless network, Mac desktop, stereo speakers, amp and mic available for performances and things to say and show."
McGarrell was the director of FOSAJ, an art center in Jacmel, Haiti. He died when the Peace of Mind Hotel, where he was visiting with his friend, Chicago artist Sue Frame, collapsed. It took nearly a week for rescue crews to get to Jacmel and extricate McGarrell's remains. On Sunday, Jan. 24, McGarrell's parents got word that their child's body was en route to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.This is after a near two-week-long ordeal trying to retrieve his body.
Any questions about the memorial can be directed to Jacsen Callanan at firstname.lastname@example.org.