You Don’t Know Haiti Until You Celebrate With Us!
Meet Samuel “Sammo” Augustin, one of the featured artists at HotHotHaiti! Each of Sam’s paintings, while amazingly abstract, has a unique message focusing on Haiti’s destruction and rebirth. A studio artist for 28 years, his work has been exhibited in the main lobby of the United Nations building in New York and throughout the US.
Sam states : “I often consider myself as an ‘Artist Reporter’ because of my ability to create some small but important details of life and sometimes dire circumstances of the Haitian experience. These are the very issues which motivates my art. My love for my country and my fellow Haitians comes through strongly in my art.”
Sam was born in Haiti and grew up in Port-au-Prince. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Brooklyn College in New York City. In addition to producing his own artwork, he also taught painting and drawing for 20 years in the New York City public school system’s Artist-in-Education program. Those years were particularly formative for him as he worked with students all over the city, not only teaching painting and drawing, but also developing and executing large mural projects.
To view original art by Sam Augustin and other noted Haitian artists, we invite you to join us:
Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:00 pm
2 South Astor Street, Irvington, NY 10533
Featuring a special rum tasting by Boukman Rhum, delectable food catered by On The Marc!, electrifying music and an amazing live auction!
More on the evening’s festivities:
Haiti is more than a country in need: It is a country of breathtaking natural beauty, resilience and hidden talent. We are proud to celebrate the best of this culture at HotHotHaiti!, and showcase for the art lover in all of us some of Haiti’s most imaginative artists, many of whom in turn use their work to help others lift themselves out of poverty. We will be bringing to you work that you will not only love, but that you will also feel good about as you support the life saving efforts of Hands Up for Haiti.
To read more about them, please visit them here.
Sam is also very involved in the Saint Soleil school of art, and promotes those artists as well.