Brown family to host ‘A Touch of Haiti For Cancer Art Auction’ during opening of Haitian Art & Accents Gallery at Brownstone
The Cancer Society of The Bahamas is set to receive another major contribution from Janet Georges Brown and her family, a little over three months since their last contribution, as they host “A Touch of Haiti For Cancer Art Auction” — an open and silent auction for the opening of Brownstone Group’s Haitian Art & Accents at Brownstone Gallery — with 100 percent of the proceeds raised on opening night going to the Cancer Society of The Bahamas (CSOB) on behalf of the Gerard Paul Alexander Brown (GPAB) Fund.
The Arts and Accent Gallery opening takes place on Thursday, November 16, at 69 Hamster Road off Faith Avenue north.
During the grand opening of the Haitian Art and Accents Gallery, Brown will highlight the numerous Haitian artists represented by the canvas paintings, tint arts, jewelry pieces and coffees.
The former BTC chief marketing officer/senior vice president of sales retired at the end of October (but remains working with the company as their new ambassador to the Creole community) to focus on the Brownstone Group, a business she started with her sons 10 years ago after the death of her husband, and to delve more into community pursuits.
After retirement, Brown’s first major initiative was to open the Haitian Art and Accents Gallery. That she said “birthed” the idea of the auction and provided another opportunity for her family to give back to CSOB.
Giving back to the community especially when it comes to cancer patients and their families, is a cause near and dear to Brown and her family’s heart. Ten years ago she lost her husband, Gerard Paul Alexander Brown to a rare form of cancer.
The family has since created a fund endorsed by the CSOB to assist other cancer patients and their families; on August 14, the Brown family donated $10,000 to the organization on behalf of the GPAB foundation. The fund is led by eldest son Gerard Jr., supported by family and friends with the mission of “Giving other Families their Stone” and providing some form of assistance to families that are faced with cancer.
Brown said all of the artwork at the gallery affects the lives of the Haitian artists and their families in Haiti, and believes that if every person does their part — whether big or small to assist Haiti, the country itself would benefit. She strongly believes in lifting up her Haitian and Bahamian brothers and sisters in the various ventures that she plans to embark on.
Brownstone’s “Haitian Art and Accents Gallery” is a new product for the Brownstone Group.
After Thursday’s launch, the gallery will be open Monday through Sunday for viewings and purchases. The Haitian Art and Accents Gallery will also be in attendance at various shows including Jollification, November 17-19, and the Pink Party on December 2.