Yon Bèl Ti Istwa Lespwa/A Beautiful Little Story of Hope
In honor of the three-year anniversary of Haiti's Earthquake the new Haitian American Museum of Chicago, located at 4654 North Racine in Chicago (corner of Racine and Leland), will be showcasing a unique exhibit that shares the story of what one very special group of elementary students in the suburbs, part of a service group called Kids4Good, has learned from a cultural exchange that began back in 2007 when they adopted an elementary school, Institution Mixte Nao, in Leogane, Haiti.
The exhibit is a mixed-media exhibit featuring various pieces that the students here and the students at their adopted school have exchanged these past five years. A one-of-a-kind Batik tapestry and banana bark art are part of the exhibit.
There will be some original Haitian Art pieces for sale as well as photographs from Haiti, some captured in the days and weeks following the quake.
The funds raised during this exhibit which is scheduled to run through the end of January will help to fund the construction of a new "modern" latrine at Institution Mixte Nao. This group has already worked the past three years to help their friends in Haiti rebuild their entire school that was leveled by the earthquake in 2010.
Opening Reception for this unique exhibit is this Saturday, January 12 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.