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This Wednesday from 6 p.m., Macy's will celebrate the launch of its "The Heart of Haiti" initiative—the ongoing sale of traditional Haitian artisan items and homewares such as this large Haitain house, right, or this model, left, $45 each. The proceeds from the sale of these items will go to the crafstmen and communities from which they come.
Two of the artisans will make personal appearances at the State Street location this Wednesday:
Serge Jolimeau is a world-renowned metal artist, who has exhibited globally. A wise community leader, Serge presides over the guild organization ADAAC—Association of Artists and Artisans of Croix des Bouquets—that links the many artisan ateliers of Croix de Bouquets, a small town outside of Port-Au-Prince. Serge creates his masterworks using imagery drawn from his rich visionary imagination, memories of participating in ceremonies and the magnificent Haitian landscape.· Heart of Haiti [Macy's]
Jacques Rony is a design specialist and metal artist. Born and raised in Croix des Bouquets, Jacques began his career as a cut metal artist at the tender age of eight when he was allowed to draw and hammer out his own designs. Thus began a deep and abiding love for his chosen craft. Now married with two children, 30-year-old Jacques is co-treasurer and business manager in charge of production for ADAAC—Association of Artists and Artisans of Croix des Bouquets.
· Macy’s Launches “Heart Of Haiti” Collection In Chicago, Partners With Artisans To Help Rebuild Economy In Earthquake-devastated Haiti [Yahoo]