RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center
We are pleased to announce the opening of "Black is Black: Blackity AF," an online exhibit from four curators: Teraca Florence, Najma Johnson, Earl Terry, and Felicia Williams. This exhibit is a response to the continued killings of unarmed Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement, catalyzed by the death of George Floyd in late May and given further urgency by the recent revelation of the death of Daniel Prude here in Rochester, New York.
In the midst of this ongoing horror, the curators felt it was important to reexamine Black Deaf art after the Dyer's previous exhibit several years ago. An unapologetic celebration of Blackness and also a recognition of the need for survival and happiness, "Black is Black" demands that attention and honor be paid to the lived experiences of Black Deaf people, and its four curators invite you to do just that at: https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/exhibits/show/blackisblack/intro
A Zoom-based reception will be hosted on Saturday, September 19, from 7-8:30 p.m. (Eastern). Register at: bit.ly/blackitydeaf
[ID: On a black rectangle, Serge Kiswensida Doamba's Debout, a black-and-white lithograph of an upraised fist, stands in the center, surrounded by an aura made of the Pan-African colors of red, black, and green. On the left side, "Black is Black" rises vertically in the same colors, while on the right side, "BLACKITY AF," also vertical stands in bold white. Along the bottom on the right side is the text "Opening September 4, 2020 Reception: Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Eastern) via Zoom This exhibit was curated by Teraca Florence, Najma Johnson, Earl Terry, Felicia Williams" above the Dyer Arts Center's logo. At the very bottom left in small white text is the image credit: Debout, Serge Kiswensida Doamba, 2019.]