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Bernice Steinbaum Gallery to Host Gee’s Bend Auction to Benefit Haiti

MIAMI, FL.- The Bernice Steinbaum Gallery announces an auction of quilts from Gee’s Bend to benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund in association with the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance. The auction takes place on Saturday, March 13, 2010, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 3550 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127. Judge Karen Mills-Francis, star of the television series, Judge Karen’s Court, and author of ‘Stay in Your Lane’, is the auctioneer. The auction is open to the public. In addition to the donation of the artwork by the Quilters of Gee’s Bend, the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery has generously donated its commission and the cost of packing and shipping following the auction. “The women of Gee’s Bend make quilts that are eye-dazzlingly beautiful. How moving that these women who are descendants of slaves offer their work for auction to help the Haitian people who are suffering from the after effect