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I don’t need to tell you about the recent devastating earthquake and subsequent humanitarian crisis in Haiti. A poor nation with little infrastructure in even the best of times, large portions of Haiti’s southern cities now lay in ruins.
We have a small personal connection to this situation. My mother-in-law, artist Adrienne Dejoie, grew up in Petion-Ville, near Port-Au-Prince. She is living in the States now, but she still has extended family in that area. We have no news of them as yet, but we pray for their health and well-being.
In support of the desperately-needed relief efforts in Haiti, we are holding a sale of Haitian artwork. This sale includes original works by Adrienne Dejoie and her daughter Tamara Gurevitz, along with works by Daniel Orleus and Elzire Malebranche. Prices for original works start at $200, and prints of Dejoie’s signature painting Noble Woman start at $20. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Doctors Without Borders and Partners In Health to support their ongoing work in Haiti. Both of these fine organizations were present in Haiti at the time of the earthquake, and both are doing all they can to assist survivors.
Our Haitian collection may be seen during our regular store hours or by appointment. We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10-6, Thursdays noon-8. For information or to make an appointment call 508-720-0310.