August 2010

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This was a month devoted primarily to organizational work with the board of trustees.  We began long range planning, worked to solidify our base of volunteers, worked closely with our bookkeeper, Janna Gingras, to create systems for receiving/dispensing funds and meaningful financial reports, and generally focused on building a solid foundation for HHN.

A call for office equipment for the HHN Limbé Center resulted in the donation of a new multi-purpose printer by Orcas computer whiz, Tony Ghazel.  Thank you, Tony!

On August 23rd we opened a show of Haitian art, primarily from the Tambour Creole Collective with whom we work, at Millie’s Antiques and Collectibles in Eastsound, WA (Orcas Island).  Millie cleared out her space and very generously accommodated the show, adding a few fine Haitian paintings of her own.  A group of wonderfully supportive local “grandmothers” worked with Rosedanie to mount and hang the various pieces.  The show was well received by the community.  It ended August 29th with a celebration in the adjacent Cottage Company garden, highlighted by food, music, and a benefit auction including works donated by Orcas artists.

Support the need in Haiti through art! Noramise has brought back a collection of Haitian Art by local artists of the Tambour Creole Artists’ Cooperative. Paintings are available for sale at this art auction fundraising event on Orcas Island, WA, Sunday, August 29th from 1-5pm, or contact Rosedanie if you’re interested in buying some art. All proceeds go directly to the artists in Haiti.

Painting by a 15 yr-old artist in Limbé, Haiti.