INCLUDING mixed media presentation, created by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger.

An evening of Haitian artwork, chill music, hot Haitian Rhum drinks, film and guest speakers in support of aid organizations in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the fight for civil rights and citizenship for hundreds of thousands of Dominican-born children of Haitian immigrants. Take home original artwork for the holidays and make a difference in the life of a Haitian.

100% of all art sales go to charity.






SIZES: (S, M, L, XL)


The Cherie Haiti Clothing Company was founded in 2010, and has been providing quality garments to the public ever since. Located in Miami, New York and Montreal, Cherie Haiti employs over 15 artists, and designers who were inspired by Haiti and it’s people, who picked themselves up after L’event and persevered; typically through Haiti’s culture. Collectively, we unite a broad style of work from; our designers, photographers, illustrators, textile and media artists to create clothing which  delivers a positive visual message that endures.










Bon Bagay: A Night of Art and Cocktails!


Make a tax deductible donation to charity at this year’s event!!

We accept checks made out to our fiscal sponsor, City Lore. WWW.CITYLORE.ORG or you can make a charitable donation with a debit or credit card. Please request one of our BON BAGAY event volunteers to assist you with your donation. Donations are 100% tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


Join us for a fun filled evening.

Caribbean and Haitian inspired cuisine provided by Kreyol Flavor.

Complimentary open bar courtesy of our sponsors:

BeviWines. Rhum Barbancourt. Prestige Beer.

Rhum Barbancourt

In 1862, Dupré Barbancourt, a native of the Charente region in France, put the finishing touches to a recipe for rum that still bears his name today.Using a double distillation method usually reserved for the very finest cognacs, he discovered a rum of incomparable quality that has always received the highest international distinctions.

Yummy dessert cupcakes provided by Sugar Spell Bakeshop.









“There’s a hint of magic in every bite”

Join us for a night of art and culture.





BON BAGAY, spent a recent afternoon with Ms. Loris Crawford, covering such topics as,  Caribbean Art,  Empowerment, and Haiti. Ms. Crawford, a highly respected arts advisor, gallery manager, event producer and professor of Business Management; with over twenty-five years of experience, specializing in African, Caribbean, and African-American Art. Loris was the founder of Savacou Gallery, one of the first galleries in the United States to specialize in African, Caribbean, and African-American Art and the first such full-service, for-profit gallery in New York City. In this capacity, she has built thousands of art collections. She also founded Art Off The Main: The African, Caribbean & Latin American Art Fair.


(See interview below).


Join Loris Crawford and art lovers, collectors, artists and guests @ the 2nd annual, BON BAGAY: ART AUCTION & CHARITY EVENT FOR HAITI. Thursday, December 12th, 2013 @ Raw Space Gallery in Harlem, NY. An evening of art, music, food, guest speakers and film to support aid organizations in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the fight of civil rights and citizenship for hundreds of thousands Dominican-born children of Haitian immigrants.


Loris Crawford has lectured extensively on the African, African-American, Caribbean and Latin American art movements at venues such as The Museum of African Art, ArtExpo New York, and the National Black Fine Art Show and has served as consultant on special art projects for major corporations including Lehman Brothers and Kraft Foods.

Among her media credits are: Art Business News, ArtSpeak, The New York Daily News, Newsday, The New York Times, The Amsterdam News and City Sun newspapers; Décor, Black Enterprise, Essence, Art Preview, Country Living and The Network Journal Magazines;WBET and New York Fox 5 television, and WBAI,WWRL and WLIB radio.




Sean Penn: Madonna in Haiti to See His Aid Work


Madonna is in Haiti to visit humanitarian projects that ex-husband Sean Penn has been overseeing since the Caribbean nation’s devastating earthquake in 2010, the actor said Monday.


Penn said in a brief phone call to The Associated Press that he had invited Madonna, with whom he has “maintained a great friendship over the years,” to visit several times and that she had come with her son Rocco. He said they arrived a “couple of days” ago, and he wasn’t sure when she would leave.


“She’s here, she’s seeing, she’s made the effort to come here, and I’m thrilled by that,” Penn said, adding that he hoped Haiti might inspire her to seek out a cause in the country. “She has a unique platform, and wherever she chooses to bring that to, it’s very well.”


Madonna’s been busy posting photos on Instagram. One shows her posing with others at a new hospital built by public health pioneer Dr. Paul Farmer in the central part of the country. The caption: “Revolution of Love in Haiti.” Another picture shows a view of the mountains at dusk. The caption: “Sunset in Haiti. This is Heaven!”


Penn has served as an ambassador-at-large for Haiti since early 2012. He received the recognition for his work as head of a humanitarian group he co-founded in the aftermath of the earthquake, the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. The group has focused on housing and relocating thousands of people from a golf course that was among hundreds of impromptu settlements that sprang up after the quake.


His group recently sponsored five Haitian runners to participate in the New York marathon.





Francks Francois Décéus continues to emerge as one of the important young painters of his generation. Born in Haiti, Décéus and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York when he was nine years old. It wasn’t until he graduated from Long Island University with a degree in Sociology that he turned to making art as a career. Over a seventeen-year career, his work has marched chronologically from his childhood in Haiti, through his immersion into his new urban community as an immigrant, and recently, to his meditations on a conceptual vision of humanity. He has always been more interested in exploring themes and issues than in making definitive statements or creating a visual language with his art, and his work resonates with political and sociological content.


Stylistically his work incorporates many of the influences and aesthetic forms of the 40’s and 50’s visual artists like William Johnson and Jacob Lawrence, and reverberates with some of the artistic strains of his native Haiti. His modernist style combines figurative, abstract and layered elements and relies heavily on a simplification of form and function. His work is characterized by a semiotic economy, minimalist use of imagery and a deliberately limited palette range within series of work. In 2004, Décéus was selected by curators at the Brooklyn Museum to participate in the exhibition “Open House: Working in Brooklyn”, an exhibition considered to be the largest survey ever devoted to contemporary Brooklyn -based artists. His work has been commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. His work is in the permanent collection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Xavier University.


Décéus has studied printmaking at the venerated Bob Blackburn Printmaking workshop and in June of 2007 completed on a month-long printmaking residency in Gentilly, France. He was the recipient, in February 2008, of the Samella Lewis Award for Painting in the Hampton University Museum’s juried exhibition, “New Power Generation 2008”.




Patricia Brintle was born in Haiti and immigrated to the United States in 1964.  A self-taught artist, she devoted herself completely to painting after a 22-year career with a NY utility company, and in 2005 decided to she is not painting, Brintle directs the contemporary choir at her Parish church.  Although she has made the US her residence, her colorful style reflects her native land.  Her approach to painting is varied and reflects her feelings at the moment.  Brintle’s work is influenced both by personal and social experiences and most of her portraits focus on the expression of the eyes and tells in one look the story of the person on the canvas. 


She favors bright, vivid and vibrant colors and uses much symbolism in her work.  Her medium is as varied as her subjects but she prefers acrylics because of its diversity.  Her works on the Holocaust are on permanent display at the Holocaust Center of Temple Judea in New York and are used as a teaching tool for visitors.  One of her religious works, The First Mother hangs with the Black Madonna Exhibit which made its debut in May 2007 at the National Museum of Catholic Art and History in New York and will travel to museums throughout the United States until December 2008. 


Brintle’s work on nuclear disarmament, A Delicate Balance, won the “Images of Peace” national competition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Albert Schweitzer’s call for nuclear disarmament and hangs in permanence at the Albert Schweitzer Institute in Hamden, Connecticut.  Brintle is a member of the United Haitian Artists and the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition.