Cairn University currently has the 12 Doors on display from Bryn Gillette’s Haiti- Beyond The Ruins on display in the Connie A. Eastburn Gallery, located in the Biblical Learning Center.
These “Haiti- Beyond the Ruins” works are the artist’s prayers for Haiti. For the past seven years Bryn has been painting his inner groaning over Haiti: grieving its brokenness and celebrating its beauty. After the earthquakes of January 12, 2010, the scale of Bryn’s work dramatically evolved in scope to include declarations of Haiti’s restored destiny. There are twelve doors, encompassing Bryn’s reactions to the destruction of 2010 and including one panel for each of the “Seven Spheres of Influence” critical to national restoration: Education, Government, Family, Religion, Business, Media, and the Arts.
Cairn students taking the Introduction to Painting course in the spring of 2013 had the unique opportunity to be a part of the process in creating the “Arts” door. Be sure to stop by and see this piece as well as the entire exhibit. The community is invited to visit this collection Monday through Friday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Guests are asked to register at Cairn’s Smith Administration Building—South Entrance, 200 Manor Avenue, Langhorne.
Bryn Gillette is a painter and art teacher and co-founder of TeamOne:27, a non-profit dedicated to serving the needs of Haitian orphans, and spends the majority of his artistic time as an advocate and champion of the needs of his Haitian “family”.