Internationally renowned Haitian artist Herold Alvares, who was born without arms and paints
with his mouth and feet, will appear at an art expo, art sale and workshop sponsored by the Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti, 1611 Simpson St. in Evanston from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4.
Alvares was born without arms in Limbé, Cap-Haitien. At the age of eight, Hérold started painting as a student at the St. Vincent School for the Disabled in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He began to see the results of his work at the age of twelve when he sold his first painting.
He has worked on the decoration of the National Palace, painted several different styles of arts and produced several art pieces for Haitian Parliament as well as private collections.
Alvares has participated in art shows at the Miami Haitian Art Factory and in Norwalk, Conn. His paintings have been featured at Nader Art Gallery in Haiti and he took part in the Symbolic Painting contest in Madrid, Spain. His collections of paintings adorn the walls of MUPANAH (Musée de Panthéon National d’Haïti), and Raoul Art in Santo Domingo.
Alvares frequently teaches art to the disabled children at St. Vincent’s.