Above: This painting, “Quiet Village”, a heart wrenching title in light of current affairs, is one of the many pieces of beautiful artwork by Haitian artists currently for sale via the Vassar Haiti Project. Tragically, many of the artists whose work is featured remain missing at this time.
The Vassar Haiti Project, now in it’s ninth year, helps Haitian artists and artisans to be self-sustaining, by introducing their work to a worldwide audience and enabling people to purchase their artwork online or in-person at art sales and auctions.
The project’s next art sale will be held on Sunday, January 31st, from 9am to 6pm at the Solomon Schechter School in Hartsdale NY. The event will feature 200 original Haitian paintings, unique gifts, silk scarves, jewelry, and iron sculpture .
Artwork can be viewed and purchased anytime through the project’s online gallery. Purchases will support the artists and their families, most of whom are based in Port-au-Prince and are currently suffering in the aftermath of the earthquake.
Come support our artists, most of whom are based in Port-au-Prince and are suffering in the aftermath of the earthquake. The proceeds from this event will benefit both our education initiative as well as earthquake relief. Vassar Haiti Project members are currently involved in ongoing discussions about how we can best help our artists and galleries that have been gravely affected by the earthquake in Port-au-Prince. We are planning to establish a fund that will help displaced artists, artisans and their families. Art sales and donations alike will feed this fund.From the Vassar Haiti Project’s website
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Having lived through a number of hurricanes, the reality is that not only are these folks suffering now, but they will be suffering for many years to come.It will take years and an enormous amount of funds to rebuild the infrastructure, not to mention building dwellings, schools, and stores. One can only hope that the internatinal community continues to supprt the people in Haiti. Then, one can only hope that they will have leadership that supports the people of Haiti.
Well said, and thanks for your comment. Surely a long road ahead for Haiti. Indeed, the people of Haiti have endured much poverty and suffering long before the earthquake, in part a result of being largely forsaken by the international community. I echo your hopes that out of this tragedy will grow a new Haiti, strengthened by new international relationships and ongoing support, and ethical, forward-thinking leadership.