Heather’s Exit Interview

The day has finally come; I’m graduating! I will be walking across the stage in two short days to receive my B.S. in ASL-English Interpretation. Regrettably, this also means I’m leaving the Dyer Arts Center. Typically when people leave a job, they go through an exit interview (or maybe that’s just my assumption after watching…

Exhibition: Student Honors Exhibition

It’s that time of year again! The annual Student Honors Exhibition opens this Friday, April 27th and highlights the best work produced by NTID Visual Communication Studies (VCS) students and NTID supported cross-registered students. It includes over 150 artworks made by over 50 students preparing for careers in visual design, digital imaging, and publishing technology. You…

Exhibition: Beyond Form: Non-Objective Art

Beyond Form: Non-Objective Art, an exhibition of abstract art made by 19 Deaf artists will close on Saturday, April 21.  Be sure to check it out before then! Of the 83 pieces of artwork and 2 films on display, approximately 58 are for sale. You can see them below or stop by the gallery to…

#DeVIAChallenge Exhibition: Deaf Art and Cinema Students’ Perspectives

Even though the #DeVIAChallenge Exhibition is over, its impact continues. Below are thoughts from Patti Durr’s Deaf Art and Cinema class on affirmation and resistance art and on the exhibition as a whole. Affirmation Art For affirmation, I chose an acrylic painting from Bob Rourke called Embrace Intersectionality. This painting shows a lot of positive…

Exhibition: Ellen Mansfield, An Interpreting Student’s Perspective

Ellen Mansfield Retrospective: Through the Darkness into the Light has been taken down and packed up, but we are still receiving compliments and reflections from viewers. One such reflection is from Regan Welkey, a junior in the ASL-English interpreting program at Keuka, who found Ellen’s art shares many connections with the Deaf literature she has…

Exhibition: Ellen Mansfield, An ASL Student’s Perspective

Ellen Mansfield Retrospective: Through the Darkness into the Light might be over, but it left a lasting impact on its viewers. One of these viewers is Caitlin Halloran, an ASL senior at Keuka College who attended the gallery tour with Ellen Mansfield a few weeks ago. She found that Ellen’s experiences growing up without Deaf culture…

In Memory of Chris Roeback

We here at the Dyer Arts Center were saddened to hear that an artist from our collection passed away this past January. Christian “Chris” Roeback, born deaf, graduated from NTID with a BA in Design and Applied Arts. He was a classmate and friend of Chuck Baird and a member of the Deaf Artists of…

Exhibition: #DeVIAChallenge, An Interpreting Student’s Perspective

Admittedly it’s difficult for me to reflect on an exhibit that examines and expresses the Deaf experience as I myself am not deaf, hence why this article is called an interpreting student’s perspective (so take everything I say with a grain of salt). However, De’VIA has a special place in my heart; it’s the reason…

Exhibition: Ellen Mansfield Retrospective: Through the Darkness into the Light

Ellen Mansfield Retrospective: Through the Darkness into the Light documents the artist’s journey from a childhood of isolation and limited language access to a life of realized identity and the ability to express herself without restrictions. Mansfield grew up in the 1960’s, when the oral method was the standard practice for raising deaf and hard-of-hearing children….

Events: January and February at the Dyer Arts Center

The Dyer Arts Center has a lot of events coming up, so make sure to have your calendars ready! Start your weekend right with the #DeVIAChallenge Exhibition events happening this coming Friday, January 26th. As noted on the flyer above, the schedule of events is: 3:30-4:30 pm: “De’VIA Central Facebook Challenges” presentation with Nancy Rourke as part…

Arte del Corazón Art for Sale

Arte del Corazón only has one week left! However, if you don’t want this exhibit to end, it doesn’t have to; you can take your favorite artwork home with you! Below are the works still for sale, listed alphabetically by artist. Ana Vasquez Aurora Perea Carlos Alejandro Barrera Campos Claudia Jimenez Drago Renteria Gabriel Ponte…

Reception: Arte del Corazón Opening Ceremonies

It has been a busy time for the Dyer Arts Center, especially with the opening of Arte del Corazón! Thank you to everyone who attended the opening ceremonies on September 15th and 16th. We are so honored to have been a part of this momentous event and to have partnered with NTID’s Latin American Deaf…