Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Conversation with a Hatian Artisan

We invite you to meet Aly Abraham, an artisan from Port-au-Prince, who will be in Albuquerque next week. Aly is a partner with Albuquerque resident Laura Bruzzeze in a crafts business that produces beautiful paper-mache sculptures. All the art pieces designed by Laura and Aly are hand-made in Haiti with recycled materials and are intended for sale in the US gift market.  

Some of the pieces of art are available through the Etsy Store, which assists non-profit organizations with marketing their products.  For more information see an earlier blog post and the Paper Turtle Web site.

To meet and chat with Aly Abraham, you are invited to a reception  
Tuesday, August 16
Laura Bruzzeze's studio
412 13th St NW (downtown between Central & Lomas) 
5:00-7:00 p.m.

This is an informal gathering/conversation for Aly to meet Paper Turtle's Kickstarter Backers and anyone else interested in learning about what's going on with Haiti now, the challenges of running a small business there, and the business partnership formed by Aly and Laura. Light refreshments will be served.

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