Art Soulevant Les Personnes Handicapées
October 8 – October 30, 2010
Presented by the International Institute of SPORT
( Art Lifts Handicapped People )
Featuring works by disabled artists in Haiti and Kenya, and Chaotica by Texas artist Don Bristow, Art Soulevant Les Personnes Handicapées seeks to lift people with disabilities in Haiti and Kenya. Haitian artists Herold Alvarez, John Paul Joseph and Eder Romeus miraculously survived the January earthquake in Haiti. Their medium is acrylic on canvas, and sometimes the canvas is stretched to the frame of a wooden crutch. Kenyan artist Ken N’gan’ga paints on cloth and paper. These artists create beautiful works despite being handicapped by missing limbs, polio or paraplegia.
Chaotica is a collection of mathematical renderings on aluminum by Texas artist Don Bristow, who explores mathematics in search of images that model objects in nature and the universe. Chaotica is helping to fund the mission of theInternational Institute of SPORT to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
About the International Institute of SPORT
The International Institute of SPORT exists to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in the less economically developed countries. The International Institute of SPORT is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is operated by a staff of volunteers who care about people with disabilities. Their strategy consists of five areas of focus: Sport for the Disabled, Physical Well Being, Organization & Management, Research & Development, and Therapeutic Recreation. Art Soulevant Les Personnes Handicapées is part of their Therapeutic Recreation area of focus.
People with disabilities have enormous potential to achieve fullness and success in life. The International Institute of SPORT incorporates various therapies involving art, music and adapted recreation to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a disabled person’s functioning and independence. Some therapies may lead to income generation, such as art therapy resulting in art sales, or adapted sports therapy resulting in international acclaim through participation in the Paralympic Games and the World Cup of Amputee Soccer.