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A report by Alexandra Simon for Caribbean Life.

They are the eyes on the storm.

A new exhibit opening in Red Hook this weekend showcases the work of artists from Dominica and other Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Maria. “Dominica After Maria,” opening May 12 as part of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s 40th season, will not only raise cash for disaster relief groups — it also offers a big boost for the artists involved, said the show’s curator.

“I organized this exhibit with the inclusion of other Caribbean artists because I wanted them to get the opportunity where people can support them and buy their work, or donate to the Caribbean disaster management,” said Donna Mason.

Mason, an art agent, first travelled to the island nation of Dominica in 2010, and developed relationships with many artists there. After Hurricane Maria hit they island, she felt obligated to organize…

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