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CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It has been a difficult past several months at the August Wilson Center.

Its mission to celebrate African-American culture is threatened by financial problems.

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This is not the Haiti that we see in network images of poverty and disaster.

The colorful works of art, at the August Wilson Center, reflect a colorful culture in tune with the environment.

The works were collected by Point Breeze art gallery owner Ian Rawson, who grew up on the Caribbean island.

“It’s humorous,” said Rawson. “It has joy. It has a wonderful spirit of empathy for the natural world. They’re ahead of us in the United States in terms off ecological management. This is the Haiti we know this is the Haiti I grew up in.”

The bright images are a counterpoint to the cloud of debt hovering over the August Wilson Center. Sala Udin is…

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