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Monday, November 24, 2014

Photography Masters and Shooting Stars Overcoming Poverty with TECHO during Art Basel

MIAMI PRNewswire 
Photographers such as Jorge MinoRoberto HuarcayaRolando PenaGaston Ugalde, and Carlos Garaicoa among others, join forces to exhibit their work in the only non-profit pavilion during the week of Art Basel. These prominent and renowned artists will be taking part in ARTECHO's  Photography Masters and Shooting Stars exhibition and online benefit auction during Art Basel in Midtown, Miami, to support the challenge of overcoming poverty in Latin America.
The exhibition will be open from December 2-7 from 11am to 7pm and the artwork will be available for bidding from November 24 to December 7. (Link to auction). These leading photography based artists present their finest signature works in support of TECHO, a youth-led nonprofit that works in 450 communities across Latin America through community development programs.
"ARTECHO Miami returns for the fourth edition with an international sense of quality and exquisite artworks for auction while remaining a true highlight on the cultural calendar in Miami during Art Basel" says ARTECHO's Curator Jonathan Shorr
ARTECHO is renowned for showing the finest work by artists both established and up-and-coming such as Roberto HuarcayaJorge MinoCarlos GaraicoaGaston UgaldeRolando PenaAlberto PlaMike RiechFelipe CuevasManuel MazzantiDon UngaroLaura FordClaudia AmmirataIsadora GaviriaMaggie SteberOsvaldo SandovalDiego Texera, and Giancarlo Ciavaldini.
ARTECHO Miami 2014 is sponsored by the Knight Foundation, Alliance, SpeedQueen, Goldman Sachs, Midtown Opportunities, Eventstar, Platform, Paddle8, FedEx, Cable Designs, Diario Las Americas, and the Miami Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the week a series of activities will be taking place in ARTECHO's pavilion such as an art installation by Miami-based artist.
All proceeds from this exhibition and auction will finance TECHO's projects, which are tangibly eradicating poverty across 19 countries. Nearly 164 million people live in conditions of poverty in Latin America and 113 million live in slums. Through the collaborative work of the art community and the different entities of society, TECHO seeks to overturn this reality of the most unequal continent in the world. TECHO operates in 19 Latin American countries and through community development programs, TECHO has built 100,000 transitional houses, provided education to 17,000 children, trained 8,600 adults in basic skills, built 344 community centers and mobilized over half million youth volunteers.