Healing Art Missions is honored to partner with the Asheville Symphony for the April 14th performace, PATRIOTS. Please visit us in the lobby before the performance and at intermission to discover how we've been helping Haitians help themselves since 1999 and register to win one of the four beautiful and unique pieces of Hatian art pictured below. Visit Asheville Symphony website to purchase tickets, learn more about the performance and directions.
Einstein Albert Bowl
Einstein Albert is one of the most influential wood craftsmen of Haiti, hand carving and finishing a wide variety of bowls and platters. Albert uses the wood from the obeechi tree for his bowls and has a plantation of 22,000 trees to sustain his enterprise. Albert’s woodworking skill in crafting bowls has found outlets in such high-end retailers as Nieman Marcus and all his pieces use food-safe finishes.
Gerard Fortune, b.1930, is considered the most important "primitive" of his generation, and is featured in Selden Rodman's Where Art is Joy: Haitian Art: The First 40 Years (1988). After having worked as a cook and at odd jobs most of his life, he began painting in 1978. He is completely self-taught. During the late 1980s, Gerard received international acclaim from art historians, museums, and private collectors around the world.
J.C. Dumas Stone Carving
We purchased this soap stone sculpture from Comité Artisanal Haitïen, where they work with skilled stone carvers in Haiti to help them find fair markets for their products. The stone is found abundantly in the mountains and riverbeds in Haiti. The carvers transform the stone using simple hand tools to create beautiful decorative and functional stone pieces.
Serge Jolimeau metal work
Born in 1952, the son of a cabinet-maker, Jolimeau began apprenticing under metal sculptor Serisier Louisjuste at the age of 12. Early on, he was known for his daring inventions and ever-fertile imagination. Having exhibited in many shows, including his own one-man shows, across Mexico, Germany, France, and the United States, he is internationally renowned as Haiti’s premier metal artist, and is mentioned in over fifty art books.