|“Artwork by Selris James” Dec 8-10, 2016 at 101 Art Gallery|
Event Description: “The Executive Management of Republic Bank requests the pleasure of your company at the Opening Reception of the Exhibition: 'Artwork by Selris James' - Opening Reception on Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 5-8pm; show runs through Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 101 Art Gallery, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies ...” — Read more: 101 Art Gallery/ and 101 Art Gallery-Facebook
About the Artist: “Selris James was born in Trinidad on November 28, 1974. His mother, Gwenie James, was not aware that she had contracted Rubella (German Measles) during her pregnancy and had no idea that her son would be at risk of damage from the infection. By the age of two, Selris had been diagnosed as blind and profoundly deaf. The removal of cataracts at age 3 allowed Selris some limited vision and by the time he was 6 it was evident that he was a highly intelligent and artistically gifted child. However, because of his dual impairments, both the School for the Deaf and the School for the Blind declined to accept him. With the generous support of the Port of Spain Rotary Club, Selris was finally enrolled at the Immortelle Children’s Center for students with disabilities, where he learned basic academic and computer skills and was much loved for his outgoing and enthusiastic personality. Over the years, his visual impairment became worse as he gradually lost all vision in his right eye and relied only on the limited sight in the left eye. In addition, the lack of opportunity to learn sign language left Selris with extremely limited communication skills and he has never been able to gain employment. Nevertheless, Selris never lost his love of art and became particularly enamored of using Photo Shop to draw intricate representations of buildings and a variety of a natural scenes ... A modest art show at the University of Miami in November, 2015 encouraged Selris to realize that his art work is valuable and he continues to produce at a steady rate, despite very limited resources ...” — Read more: Selris James BiographyFor further information about the Venue: 101 Art Gallery/ and 101 Art Gallery-Facebook. For further information about the Artist: Selris James Biography.