We believe that the art of this nation can be the catalyst to begin a positive and expanding spiral for the people of Haiti. I believe in Haiti. I deeply admire its people and have great respect for its artists and intellectuals.
Non-Haitians and some Haitians hear the word Vodou -- or voodoo, in Hollywood parlance -- and shiver with fear and condescension. So let me do a quick rundown on Vodou, this way everyone can hurry up and get back to feeling good.
Got to find joy wherever you can, and the beach is a good place to start. Next stop is the art. I've been tapped by the Haitian Cultural Foundation to curate a major traveling exhibition of Haitian art.