ACFFC youth began their first mosaic project just after the 2010 earthquake, when Laurel True, of True Mosaics Studio, joined with ACFFC to lead a group of our youth in creating a Tree of Life public art installation. The piece emphasized turning broken pieces into a new whole, memorializing lives lost in the 2010 earthquake, and celebrating life.
They are supported by commissions from citizens and business owners in Jacmel, as well as from Jacmel’s Office of Tourism, encouraged by the Office of Culture and the Mayor, grants from Arcades (E.U. in collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Culture), and the U.S. Embassy.
These are some of the 40 mosaic projects that the youth of ACFFC have completed since 2010, almost all of them are in their home city of Jacmel and commissioned by government, NGO, commercial and private residents, recently the team was commissioned to complete projects up north in Port Au Prince, including the famous Hotel Oloffson.
Mosaic work now is taught by an ACFFC alumnus. Students make mosaic containers for home use. They are also designing a new wall for a sister foundation at their new campus. To help provide tools and supplies, donate today.