Meet Louis Omiscar, Haitian oil drum artist, Dad, Husband

Timeline, Port au Prince: Father’s Day, 2022 This father’s day we salute one of our long-term artist partners, Luis Omiscar. He lives in Haiti’s Iron Village, Croix des Bouquets Haiti, with his wife and 2 children. Louis was born in 1987 in Haiti’s metal art district of Croix de Bouquet.  He began his work in the Iron Village at the young age of 8.  His Uncle Elly Thenor taught him the trade.  Louis recalls sitting in Elly’s studio watching him chisel metal, “I was amazed how … Read More

Dad’s Day Special

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With father’s day fast approaching, it’s the time of year we pay extra special attention to dad.   Kaitryn’s dad taught her how to read through retelling the Harry Potter books. Christophe’s dad sat with him when he had an earache and taught him how to say thank you in four languages. Molly’s dad made a mean marinara, sang off-key, and enjoyed wearing socks with his Red Wing cowboy boots. Our dads have been there for us, and we cherish them. Haitian Fathers In Haiti, … Read More