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"When Our Brushes Shook" Haitian Art in Boston

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"When Our Brushes Shook"  Haitian Art in Boston

Time: January 10, 2011 at 10am to February 2, 2011 at 8pm
Location: Boston City Hall
Street: GOVT CENTER
City/Town: BOSTON
Phone: 617-669-0038; 508-326-9971; 617-306-6400
Event Type: art, show, orgainzed, by, storyteller
Organized By: Charlot Lucien
Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2011

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Event Description

massmouth's  "Bridge to Haiti" at the River Festival supported this project


 

 The exhibit kickoff event will be held on the second floor of Boston City Hall on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 10 a.m.

Reception/preview of the "When Our Brushes Shook" artworks will be held this coming

Wednesday January 5, at 6PM at the 

Menino Center for the Arts
26 Central Ave
Hyde Park MA

Local Haitian Artists, dignitaries and art collectors in Massachusetts support the revitalization of Haitian painting in the town of Jacmel, Haiti
Members of the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts (HAAM) traveled to Haiti in April 2010 and met with several artists in Jacmel, the third city most affected by the January 2010 earthquake. Jacmel, traditionally a vibrant touristic and cultural Haiti haut-lieu, 
lost a great deal. Following an enthusiastic response from massmouth storytelling group, Menino Center for the Arts, Six and Counting, the French Cultural Center/French Library, the Haitian American Earthquake Task Force, Mad Oyster Studios, Brick Bottom Studios, Greater Brockton Society for the Arts, HAAM collected hundreds of art supplies and 
materials between April and July 2010. Réseau des Artistes de Jacmel and the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts (HAAM) will launch a large scale art exhibit 
sale, “When Our Brushes Shook”, to commemorate the memory of the 230,000 
people who lost their lives in the earthquake.


With the proceeds of the sales, HAAM will assist Jacmel artists financially and contribute to the creation of an art center where they will be able to display their work and train younger artists. Paintings will be on display for 3-4 weeks between January and March at the following venues:
·         Boston City Hall         January 10
·         Brockton Library          January 20
·         Brockton City Hall       January 24
·         Cambridge Health Alliance         January 24
 
HAAM is a volunteer group and has been in existence since 1995.
For more information about the upcoming exhibits contact the Haitian Artists Assembly at the following numbers 

617-669-0038; 508-326-9971; 617-306-6400

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