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Laurel True in Haiti Day 7

On 05, Jun 2010 | One Comment | In Artists, Et cetera | By man-admin

The energy and excitement came through loud and clear over the airwaves today as George Fishman interviewed Laurel, ACFFC Director Georges Mattelus and student Bruno live from Haiti on his Mosaic of Art Blog Talk Radio show. If you missed it, you can download it here.

Here is today’s update from Laurel True as she and her assistant Erin Rogers continue their work in Jacmel, Haiti with the Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC). See Tuesday’s MAN blog post for background and enjoy — Nancie
Jacmel, Haiti Day 7

We finished all the setting in the mural today!

Sunday was not a day of rest, but we did have a short day on the mural.

I actually love background setting.

Every time I squeezed in to work on the wall I either got demoted to thin set holder or got squeezed out!


Ha! So awesome:)

Erin serving up thin set.

Everyone was so committed to filling in the background well.

When there was little else but a thin strip at the top to fill, in one of the teenage boys, an accomplished painter called Ti Charles, suggested that we paint in a blue sky there.

He suggested that since we ran out of blue tile for the ocean that we could bump up the blue factor with paint.

We were thrilled. Georges and Ti Charles went back for paint and then Ti Charles went for it with beautiful results.


Abstract area by Prince Luc of FOSAJ*. Tomorrow I’ll be doing a special workshop at FOSAJ.

After we returned to ACFFC everyone took a well deserved rest.

We ate lunch and cleaned out a pan of the most delicious Haitian dessert called pain potate – sort of like a delicious sweet potato pie filling with sugar, condensed milk and banana.
Homemade by Mme Cothias, the cook and house mother at ACFFC.

We had a wonderful radio interview on George Fishman’s Mosaic of Art Blog Talk program with George and Nancie! Yay !

We are not ready to leave Haiti! Jacmel is a beautiful town working to recover from the earth quake and to rebuild.

Tomorrow the mural will be totally complete and we’ll celebrate!



Help Laurel’s work to rebuild and revitalize Jacmel to continue long after she is gone. Consider a gift to the Art Creation Foundation for Children in Haiti. Every dime will go towards feeding, housing, teaching and inspiring children in Jacmel.

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* Fanal Otantik Sant D’A Jakmel (FOSAJ) empowers people through art and culture in the coastal city of Jacmel, Haiti. FOSAJ endeavours to improve the lives of local residents and visitors alike through community arts, education, and environmental programs. FOSAJ utilizes cross-cultural exchanges to foster opportunities for Haitian development, while uncovering a more positive side of the country.

FOSAJ runs a spirited and lively art center in downtown Jacmel Haiti, hosting studios of 16 local artists, performance space, a variety of workshops, cultural events, and visiting artist residencies. In the ever expansive cultural landscape of Jacmel , FOSAJ is the locus for visual arts and more.

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  1. SIDO

    very interesting 🙂

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