Trying to figure out a way YOU can help Matènwa?
Pam Smith, our dedicated volunteer, long-time friend, and talented mixed media artist had an exhibit on display at Lexington Pierce Gallery November and December of 2021. All proceeds from the sale of her art were fully donated to the Matènwa Community Learning Center in support of its programs.
Pam is passionate about her art and sharing her process. She especially loves meeting people who are as invested in rural Haiti's education system as she is. If you would like to contact Pam to hear how you can do a similar fundraiser for Matènwa or talk about her art process you can email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org
"I love colorful, whimsical art. I work to combine color,
texture, and pattern to create intense, visually stunning images that also convey deeper messages.
Social justice, spirituality, and nature are common themes in my work, partnered with a sense of fun and whimsy.
I delight in the patterns I see in everyday objects. I am also fascinated with the ancient forms and shapes of mandalas - circles within circles, circles making circles, colors loud and clear, messages in the images or in written words which all combine as a vehicle for self-expression.
I have always made art - jewelry, necklaces, quilts, to name a few. In the last few years, I have become focused on mixed-media and collage, exploring a variety of techniques and combining different materials to communicate feelings about larger themes.
My mixed-media work has expanded my pallet and stretched my creative boundaries, so I now find inspiration from glass, canvas, wood, or cardboard, adding beads, broken or found trinkets, and natural materials. I paint, glue, and cut until my message is clear. "