Monday, January 3, 2011

Children’s Art from Haiti on Exhibit at Marian

One year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Department of Visual Arts at Marian University will show the artwork of Haitian children that was created in response to the disaster.

The exhibit, entitled “Haiti Cheri,” will open with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. 13 January 13,and will run through 4 February.

“Haiti Cheri” features paintings, writing and debris from buildings collected and created by children in Jacmel, Haiti.

Marian University is partnering with Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC) to debut the artwork created by children in the ACFFC program. The ACFFC mission is to help children become the next generation of traditional Haitian artists by providing them with love, nurturing, food, healthcare, and education. Prior to enrolling in ACFFC’s program, these children had never attended school.

Marian University’s art gallery is located on the first floor of Fisher Hall. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays or by appointment. Contact gallery director Jenny Pauckner for more information.

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