Friday, April 29, 2011

Ink, Squeegees, and Hope! Silkscreening in Haiti Comes to Pittsburgh in an Exhibition!

A few weeks ago, Heal, Grow, Celebrate featured a post about a couple of local high-school students who journeyed all the way to Haiti to teach silkscreen printing as part of the Friends' newest program, PCAP. Well, we're thrilled to announce that their trip was a huge success, and now these fantastic young people are planning to mount an exhibition of the fruits of their labor in Pittsburgh, PA! The exhibition, called PRINT HAITI will feature new silkscreen prints created by recovering patients of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti, as well as acrylic paintings by artists from the Artibonite Valley of Haiti.

If you plan to be in the Pittsburgh area, please stop by to see their beautiful work!

What? Print Haiti: A Screenprinting Project of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
Where? Brigadoon Art Salon, 1033 South Braddock Ave., Edgewood
When? May 14, 2100, from 7-11 pm

Project Description:
This project was created by two tenth graders from Pittsburgh, PA. Me, Erin West, and Miller Schulman. Our connections to Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles, Haiti, led us to a trip down there this spring. The time we spent there was so inspiring that we wanted to come back again, but with something to offer to the people there. We are both art students and Miller has a big interest in screen printing.

My uncle runs "PCAP," an arts program at the hospital where hospital patients, specifically amputees, can create and learn about all different kinds of art. We decided we wanted to bring supplies for screen printing and print with the patients in the program. For one week, we set up our supplies behind the rehabilitation clinic where many patients, often victims of the 2010 earthquake, came to explore and have fun with the process of creating prints.

The experience was incredible and our wish now is to share the products of our time there with everyone in our hometown, Pittsburgh! Prints that were created by some of the patients along with acrylic paintings made by local artists will be on display and for sale.

All sales profits will benefit Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti. The show will run through May 16th.

For questions, please call Friends of HAS Haiti at 412.361.4884 or email us at

1 comment:

  1. congrats team!
    you did a great job
    and everyone has been printing like crazy since you left
    and can't wait for your return!