MEET MOUTH PAINTING ARTIST MARIAM PARÉ
To recognize the 25th anniversary of the ADA, Hyde Park Art Center is pleased to host Mariam Paré, an artist with a disability. At 20 years old and just starting her art career, Paré was paralyzed when caught in the crossfire of a gang related shooting. During her rehabilitation, she was asked to sign a form, and resorted to holding a pen between her teeth. She realized her signature looked identical to what was once her handwriting inspiring her to try painting again using a similar technique. Today, she's a wildly successful painter and travels around the world to share her story and demonstrate her technique. During this event, guests will be invited to watch Paré paint, try mouth painting themselves, and come away with a new found appreciation for the different ways artists create art.
ABOUT Hyde Park Arts Center
Hyde Park Art Center has been a leader in advancing contemporary visual art in Chicago since 1939. With an expansive reach and bold personality, the nonprofit organization brings artists and communities together to support creativity at every level. As an open forum for exploring the artistic process, the Art Center fosters creativity through making, learning about, seeing, and discussing art—all under one roof.