A week after the earthquake FilmsOnArtists went to Haiti and brought suitcases of canvasses and paint supplies for the children of the Maranatha School and Orphanage in Port-Au-Prince to create their first works of art.
The project was the initiative of documentary filmmaker Kevin O’Hanlon who collaborated with Haitian born artist Richard Laurent and a team of volunteers at the orphanage. The children painted what they wanted to occur in their lives – a home for their family, trees, clothes to wear, a car to drive to town in. We exhibited their paintings at our gallery, Rogue Space | Chelsea, New York and rebuilt their school with the proceeds.
Now Franca Arts and Fashion Charity and TMS Group have brought the children’s art into the fashion world by creating a line of the finest cashmere scarves featuring the children’s images which will be launched this holiday season. With their sale we will create a sustainable community with trade schools, health facilities and and agriculture so the children will step into the world they envisioned and expressed in those first images. 100% of the proceeds go to the children.
We hope you will support the project and help us make the dreams the children poured into their paintings become reality.
Please visit our site www.IAmHaitiScarve.com