Kingston Sisters Pay Tribute to Women of East Africa

Published on: 2012/06/07 - in Featured News

On Thursday, June 7, a Collection of Paintings and Jewelry were showcased to pay homage to the struggle, the strength and the beauty of East African women.

Heather Haynes presented a collection of her most recent art work that is based on her travels through East Africa from 2008 to 2012. The art pays tribute to the women that Heather met during time spent in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and The Democratic Republic of Congo.

These paintings are accompanied by written accounts of Heather’s encounters with each individual woman – some are enlightening and some heartbreaking, and all are thought-provoking.

Whitney Haynes, a sought after artisan in the Montreal-Toronto corridor, showcased her sterling silver, copper and birch bark treasures; many adorned with pendants featuring sister Heather’s African inspired artwork.

This exhibition was held from 4pm to 8pm Thursday evening at 318 King Street East, just across from the Market Square (map), with the art work and jewelry available for purchase.

Both artists were also on hand to discuss their work, and refreshments & appetizers provided during the Opening Reception.

The Gallery will remain open for the month of June on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as during special events in Downtown Kingston.

For more information, visit or “Birch by Whitney Haynes” on Facebook.


Image: Heather Haynes studio