Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Many of you have supported our fundraising efforts to sponsor an art camp exchange in Haiti this summer. The sales of camp made glass rings and pendants has raised about $4,000. Due to travel advisories and political unrest in Haiti we are postponing travel plans. We are committed to sharing Art Camp with Haiti and there are many ways to do this. Stay tuned! In the meantime, we thank you for your enthusiasm and support!
Grace Art Camps creates opportunities to celebrate our differences that make us all interesting and unique and to encourage each other to be curious, responsible, and compassionate about what we do not know – through the universal language of stories and art.
Sharing the Grace Art Camp experience with Haitian artists and children was an idea seeded by a Haitian-American friend of Grace Institute. In collaboration with this Haitian family, who will provide the space for a small summer art camp at their seaside home, we have an opportunity to share Grace Art Camp in Haiti. Local neighborhood children will be invited to explore their creativity for a week in July 2019.
This will be a genuine exchange: GAC will host one or two Haitian or Haitian-American artists for Winter, Spring and/or Summer camps here in Portland. These artists will collaborate, plan, and explore with GAC artists to lead an art camp in Haiti next summer! Please help us support this vision today. For more background about our sharing Art Camp abroad, click HERE.