The Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America Mission Frère-Haiti program and its partners continue to make impacts on Haiti through the sale of art.
On the 2017 Mission Frère-Haiti Immersion trip, the ERCBNA Province purchased a number of pieces of artwork from the Haiti Artisans Program. This program, which is facilitated by the Sisters of Jesus and Mary, is a collaboration of Haitian Artists whose artwork is sold to benefit housing, medical and educational initiatives in Jean-Rabel, Haiti. This past February, this art was sold in conjunction with Iona College’s Black History Month installation at its Kenneth Chapman Art Gallery. Through the sale of this art, the Mission Frère-Haiti program raised more than $500.00 which will be used by the Sisters of Jesus in Mary for their programs in Jean-Rabel.
This August, Brother Kevin Griffith, ERCBNA Province Leader, Sean D’Alfonso, ERCBNA Advocacy Coordinator and five students from Iona Prep will join with staff and students from Archbishop McCarthy High School in Florida on the 2nd Annual Mission Frère-Haiti Immersion trip. This year, the group will bring donated supplies down to Borgne, Haiti which will be distributed during the camp that the group will facilitate for local children. During the trip, the group will also obtain more local artwork to be sold upon returning back to the United States.
To learn more about this art, click here: Haiti Art