For the past 11 years, my alma mater has organized an art auction and sale to raise money for the village of Chermaitre, Haiti. Over 2,000 Haitian paintings have been purchased by the VHP (Vassar Haiti Project) to date, allowing them to work towards their three-fold mission:
- To support education, health, and sustainable development in Chermaitre, Haiti.
- To promote the art of Haiti, and to support the livelihood of hundreds of Haitian artists and artisans.
- To educate our students and our community.
Below, I've picked out a few of my favorites. To see more of the artwork or to learn more about the project, please go to: www.thehaitiproject.org. Enjoy!