The Daily Life of a Gallery Assistant

An interview with Kali Doubledee and Heather Barczynski (Left to Right: Kali Doubledee and Heather Barczynski) • What is your favorite part of working at the Dyer Arts Center?  Kali: Giving tours, especially for kids; giving tours for adults and children are completely different. I love the kids’ curiosity and amazement at learning something new….

Over the Moon to Meet Silver Moon!

written by Heather Barczynski, Student Assistant Last week Silver Moon Brand artists Ann Silver and Jim Van Manen visited the Dyer Arts Center! Ann is the grandmother I always wish I had; she is one of the sweetest people I have ever met.  She introduced herself with a hug and told the best stories. If…

1,000 Likes Milestone!

Dyer Arts Center team is thrilled to announce that we have reached the 1,000 Likes milestone on Facebook! With this great news, we celebrated by giving away free cupcakes from Get Caked Bakery on Friday, March 31! A wonderful number of people showed up to get their cupcakes, and they stayed to look at Ann Silver’s exhibit. …

New Acquisitions to our Collection

“A finished museum is a dead museum, and a dead museum is a useless museum,” wrote Smithsonian scholar, Dr. George Brown Goode. The Dyer Arts Center continues to grow and expand our permanent collection to benefit the public (which is you)! This year we have already acquired four new pieces from a diverse selection of…

The Deaf Living Room Adventure

written by Heather Barczynski As most of you probably know, especially you college students who move dorm rooms and apartments regularly, interior decorating is hard. Perhaps the most difficult part is procuring furniture. However, three years of college, three dorm rooms, and an apartment did not prepare me for the Deaf Living Room Adventure. Part…

Event: Wine and Painting Party

Last Friday, Jennifer Geller taught an amazing class on painting!  We sipped our wine, snacked on hors d’oeuvres, and attempted at painting. Our event was sold out, and we were so happy to see everyone who attended.  In addition, we want to recognize and thank Jennifer for her wonderful energy and patience with us as a…

Exhibition: Shakespeare in American Deaf History

Shakespeare in American Deaf History exhibit will celebrate the unique contributions the Deaf community have made to Shakespearean theatre. This traveling exhibit from Gallaudet University will include informational panels, ephemera, photos, translations of Shakespeare’s works in American Sign Language (ASL), and an interactive online game. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to show Gallaudet University’s traveling…

Launch of “Getting to Know our Art”

As part of our efforts to bring art to you, we recently launched a “Getting to Know Our Art” series. It is a weekly post that focuses on a specific artwork we are currently exhibiting or a piece of work from our permanent collection. There will be a picture of an artwork with a detailed…

Sneak Peek into 2017

Curious about what we’re doing for 2017?  Take a look and see! The Dyer Arts Center is booked for Spring 2017 with exhibits in all of our galleries. Some highlighted exhibits for next semester are as follows: Shakespeare in American Deaf History Shakespeare in American Deaf History exhibit will celebrate the unique contributions the Deaf…

Thank You

Can you believe that the Fall 2016 semester is almost over?! Looking back to the past few months, we have accomplished some wonderful things. Whether the accomplishments are big or small, we are thankful for the support we have received from you all. Patrons and artists like you are why we are here.  We couldn’t…

Deaf Elders Visit the Dyer Arts Center!

Colleen Daviton-Burland, who will take on one of the board roles for DEAR (Deaf Elders Around Rochester) in 2017, brought Deaf Senior Citizens to the Dyer Arts Center on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Tabitha gave them a tour and discussed about Deaf artists’ works in The First 200 Years: A Celebration of ASL exhibit. Approximately…