Local artist helps Haitian children affected by earthquake
on Thursday,December 02,2010 19:12
Artists are often finding new outlets to express their creativity, and many find it to be therapeutic. In Haiti, more people are resorting to art as a way to cope with the devastation from the 2010 earthquake.
Philippe Dodard is one artist who struggled to unleash his creativity following the natural disaster, according to CNN. After witnessing many of his friends dying in the earthquake, Dodard found himself numb. However, he quickly realized that art could be an emotional outlet as well as a creative one.
"It's only when I started painting, all of my emotions that were buried inside started coming out," Dodard told the news source. "After the earthquake, there [were so many] problems, so much to carry, and still keep on living and still keep on doing your work. And without that force, I don’t believe that I could do all that I’ve done this year."
Dodard began a program called Plas Timoun for children who had been affected by the disaster. Kids between the ages of six and 10 are eligible to participate in art, music and theater activities to express their emotions.
Employment of artists is projected to increase by 13 percent over the next eight years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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