RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center

RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center RIT/NTID's Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center is a state-of-the-art gallery for temporary exhibits and art-related educational activities, lectures.
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The Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center is a state-of-the-art gallery for temporary exhibits and art-related educational activities, such as lectures and demonstrations, while serving as a multi-use facility on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York. The center also houses RIT/NTID's permanent collection of works by deaf and hearing artists.

Blake Culley⁠As a self-described deaf transgender nonbinary human being, Blake Culley earned a wide Instagram following ...
05/09/2020

Blake Culley⁠
As a self-described deaf transgender nonbinary human being, Blake Culley earned a wide Instagram following as they documented their journey through transition. Now, several years later, they continue to advocate for awareness and acceptance of queer identities outside the traditionally-accepted binaries and often host open discussions about gendered terms and how to adjust them to match a rapidly-changing world. ⁠

See more artwork by this artist and others by visiting our new virtual exhibit http://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/

We are really missing our other "home" today and all of our friends! ⁠⠀⁠⠀We will see you soon Dyer Arts Center. Stay saf...
05/08/2020

We are really missing our other "home" today and all of our friends! ⁠⠀
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We will see you soon Dyer Arts Center. Stay safe and healthy everyone! 😷🤟⁠⠀
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#dyerartscenter #deafqueerart #deafartist #deaftalent #artgallery #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

Betty G. Miller, who signed many of her later paintings “Bettigee,” was a lesbian at a time when it was not just sociall...
05/07/2020

Betty G. Miller, who signed many of her later paintings “Bettigee,” was a lesbian at a time when it was not just socially unacceptable, but also illegal. Despite knowing since childhood that she was attracted to women, Miller did almost no artwork expressing her feelings about, or experience with, being gay. ⁠

Instead, she is best known for expressing her deaf experience. The second half of the 20th century was a period of transition in which society became more accepting of homosexuality, and Betty began to relax and feel freer. She had a commitment ceremony in February 1988 with Nancy Creighton when gay weddings were not yet legal. ⁠

Miller died in December 2012, just a few months before the United States Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional for the US federal government to ban same-sex marriage. ⁠

See more artwork by this artist and others by visiting our new virtual exhibit http://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/

05/06/2020
Ann Silver⁠As an internationally recognized Deaf graphic artist/designer/illustrator and co-founder of the historic Deaf...
05/05/2020

Ann Silver⁠
As an internationally recognized Deaf graphic artist/designer/illustrator and co-founder of the historic Deaf Art Movement (DAM) during the 1960s (21 years before the De'VIA movement), Ann Silver is a master of Deaf Pop Art, in which her iconic work merges ASL, Deaf culture, and Pop Art. As a pioneer artivist, she has fought tirelessly for recognition, equality, and social justice for the Deaf artist community, and also advocates for the inclusion of Deaf art in the museum/gallery world and in academia. The subject of a biography titled Ann Silver: Deaf Artist Series from Empyreal Press, she resides in her hometown of Seattle.⁠

See more artwork by this artist and others by visiting our new virtual exhibit http://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/

We are back!.......sort of 😄⁠The Dyer Arts Center is still closed physically, but we will begin sharing content with you...
05/04/2020

We are back!.......sort of 😄⁠
The Dyer Arts Center is still closed physically, but we will begin sharing content with you digitally starting today!⁠

We will be featuring art from the current exhibition, insight to upcoming exhibits, access to virtual exhibitions and engaging virtual events ALL FOR FREE! ⁠

Big thanks to @jenafloydart for this featured artwork accurately describing how our Dyer Arts Center staff is currently feeling #truebiz⁠

#dyerartscenter #deafartist #deaftalent #stayhome #staysafe⁠

So honored for this amazing recognition.   Thank you Deaf Queer Resource Center and Drago Rentería for reaching out and ...
04/28/2020

So honored for this amazing recognition. Thank you Deaf Queer Resource Center and Drago Rentería for reaching out and starting this amazing exhibition. Looking forward to more collaborations in the future!

#AllyIsAVerb #DQRCSolidarityAward

Each year, during or shortly after National Deaf LGBTQ Awareness Week, the Deaf Queer Resource Center takes a moment to recognize an organization for their acts of solidarity and allyship to the Deaf LGBTQ communities.

This year, we are proud to extend this award to the RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center with special recognition to Tabitha Jacques, who serves as its Director.

“When we reached out to Tabitha and the Dyer Arts Center about the possibility of creating an art exhibition featuring the works of Deaf LGBTQ artists, Tabitha was all for it,” says Drago Rentería, Executive Director of the Deaf Queer Resource Center. “Tabitha was a joy to work with and when our physical exhibition had to be closed shortly after its opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tabitha and her team went above and beyond to create a virtual exhibition of the Deaf Queer Art exhibition that currently graces its gallery walls. This virtual exhibition will now become a permanent part of the Dyer Arts Center and one that future generations can also enjoy and be inspired by.”

Thank you Tabitha, for your exemplary leadership, and to the Dyer Arts Center and team for making all this possible.

04/21/2020
The Daily Moth

This is exciting! Thanks for recognizing this amazing exhibition!

National Deaf LGBTQ Awareness Week kicks off with Dyer Arts Center exhibit

pages: Deaf Queer Resource Center and RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center

Our very first virtual exhibition has gone live! We launched the exhibition on Saturday, April 18 along with a huge virt...
04/20/2020
RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center

Our very first virtual exhibition has gone live! We launched the exhibition on Saturday, April 18 along with a huge virtual reception party via zoom. It was a smashing success. Special thanks to Deaf Queer Resource Center and the curators for their work in selecting the artworks. This exhibition will be open indefinitely. Start browsing the amazing artworks by deaf queer artists! https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/

This site functions as a virtual exhibition space for the Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center located within the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York. A state-of-the-art gallery that showcases artworks created by current students, alumni, and artists who are nationall...

#Repost @ritntid・・・It’s #WorldArtDay and in collaboration with Dyer Arts Center (@dyerartscenter) we are recognizing som...
04/15/2020

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It’s #WorldArtDay and in collaboration with Dyer Arts Center (@dyerartscenter) we are recognizing some of the Deaf artists and their artwork from around the world.
1 - Zeninab Sadeghi Kaji, Iran. 🇮🇷 2 - Rolando Siguenza, Mexico. 🇲🇽 3 - Maryam Hafizi, Canada. 🇨🇦 4 - Hilary Allumaga, Nigeria. 🇳🇬 5 - Iris Aranda, Panama. 🇵🇦 6 - Ajay Garg, India. 🇮🇳 7 - Alejandro Barrera, Cuba. 🇨🇺 8 - Miguel Diaz, Mexico. 🇲🇽 9 - Tina Samper, Colombia. 🇨🇴 @ Rochester Institute of Technology

RIT/NTID
04/15/2020

RIT/NTID

It’s #WorldArtDay and in collaboration with RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center we are recognizing some of the Deaf artists and their artwork from around the world.

1 - Zeninab Sadeghi Kaji, Iran. 🇮🇷
2 - Rolando Siguenza, Mexico. 🇲🇽
3 - Maryam Hafizi, Canada. 🇨🇦
4 - Hilary Allumaga, Nigeria. 🇳🇬
5 - Iris Aranda, Panama. 🇵🇦
6 - Ajay Garg, India. 🇮🇳
7 - Alejandro Barrera, Cuba. 🇨🇺
8 - Miguel Diaz, Mexico. 🇲🇽
9 - Tina Samper, Colombia. 🇨🇴

@deafrocfilmfest ・・・Due to the increasing concerns of COVID-19, the DRFF committee has met and discussed our options and...
03/19/2020

@deafrocfilmfest
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Due to the increasing concerns of COVID-19, the DRFF committee has met and discussed our options and we, after thoughtful and careful deliberation, have chosen to postpone the festival.

Now that doesn’t mean the festival is cancelled, we’re focused on your and our safety but we still want to show the absolute talent that is in deaf filmmaking.
Expect to hear from us soon and keep an eye on our social media channels. This is also a great time to practice your editing or motion graphics skills, be sure to remember to go outside every now and then to get get some fresh air!

Starting tomorrow Tuesday, March 17th we will officially closed to the public along with any planned events. ⁠⁠HOWEVER, ...
03/16/2020

Starting tomorrow Tuesday, March 17th we will officially closed to the public along with any planned events. ⁠

HOWEVER, we will be very active via social media ☺️ You all are so important to us and we think a little art is needed to cure us all from the chaos. ⁠

Check out our Instagram and pages for content related to the current exhibition and our featured artists. ⁠

We will also be posting featured artwork from our feed, featuring how deaf artists are responding to the pandemic in our stories. ⁠

Stay safe, healthy, calm, and remember to wash your hands!⁠

#dyerarts #deafartists #deaftalent #washyourhands

Ellie Kidder has been creating drawings in honor of Women’s History month. Ellie created one of Tabitha Jacques, directo...
03/13/2020

Ellie Kidder has been creating drawings in honor of Women’s History month. Ellie created one of Tabitha Jacques, director of the Dyer Arts Center. This type of drawing is based on only one line in continuous motion from beginning to end, never, even once, taken off from paper. Usually one to two minutes of drawing. Check her page: https://www.facebook.com/ellie.kidder1 and https://www.facebook.com/ellie.sherwood.39

#dyerarts #deafartist #deaftalent #linedrawing #womenshistorymonth #rochesterny

#Repost @ritntid ・・・Women's History Month | Tabitha JacquesTo celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth, we will be spotlighting sev...
03/09/2020

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Women's History Month | Tabitha Jacques

To celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth, we will be spotlighting several women in our community! Our first spotlight goes to Tabitha Jacques. Tabitha is the director of the Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center, located in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall, right here at RIT/NTID.

Jacques, from Baton Rouge, La., formerly worked as assistive communication technology program manager at the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Washington state, and as an admissions counselor at Gallaudet University. Prior to that, she worked as an exhibit curator for the Gallaudet University Museum Project and as an adjunct professor. She was also special projects coordinator for the National Postal Museum at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. She earned a Master of Arts in art history and museum studies from Georgetown University. In 2018, Jacques was selected as a 2018 Forty Under 40 honoree by the Rochester Business Journal.

We are open today!  Enjoy two amazing exhibitions: Deaf Queer Art and Motion: Art.  Open until Saturday April 18.  We wi...
03/06/2020

We are open today! Enjoy two amazing exhibitions: Deaf Queer Art and Motion: Art. Open until Saturday April 18. We will be posting more about each exhibition and the artists involved for the next 6 weeks!

As part of Deaf Rochester Film Festival, we are proud to host the Motion: Art exhibition, featuring 12 video artists.  C...
03/05/2020

As part of Deaf Rochester Film Festival, we are proud to host the Motion: Art exhibition, featuring 12 video artists. Check out this unique exhibition at the Dyer Arts Center's glass room, opening on Friday, March 6!

RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center
03/05/2020

RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center

RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center's cover photo
03/05/2020

RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center's cover photo

#Repost @ritntid ・・・RIT/NTID celebrates Black Deaf Heritage Month by honoring Shawn Richardson ('92). Shawn Richardson w...
02/28/2020

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RIT/NTID celebrates Black Deaf Heritage Month by honoring Shawn Richardson ('92). Shawn Richardson was born in Arizona, and raised in Maryland. Richardson attended NTID and earned an AAS in Applied Arts in 1992. He worked as a production associate with Preservation magazine and website at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. for nearly 20 years.
Richardson has been passionately fond of drawing and painting since he was a little boy. He enjoys reading comic strips and cartoons. He also loves fine art and takes pleasure in going to museums and galleries. His inspirational artists are William H. Johnson, Jacob Lawrence, Henri Matisse, Alice Neel, Egon Schiele, and Chuck Baird — a late well-known Deaf artist — whom Richardson met in person.
Currently Richardson lives in Texas with his wife. He does some freelance art & graphic work. He specializes in cartoons and humorous illustrations on the Macintosh and in traditional media including acrylic, pen, pencil, ink, and watercolor. He has exhibited his cartoons at ASLfest, Dyer Arts Center, and California State University, Northridge.
#BlackHeritageMonth #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackDeaf

Hard work happening at the Dyer today! We are deinstalling, painting, packing, wrapping, and eating cookies! 🤫🍪Keep watc...
02/25/2020

Hard work happening at the Dyer today!

We are deinstalling, painting, packing, wrapping, and eating cookies! 🤫🍪

Keep watching our feed for more to come!

#dyerarts #rochesterny

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for our painting party acclaimed artist @nancyrourke!⁠⠀⁠⠀Interested in...
02/21/2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for our painting party acclaimed artist @nancyrourke!⁠⠀
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Interested in joining our next painting party? Keep checking our page for our next painting party dates. We welcome artists (and art enthusiasts) of all skill levels to join! ⁠⠀
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#dyerarts #deafartists #deaftalent #paintingparty #devia #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for our painting party acclaimed artist @nancyrourke!⁠⠀⁠⠀Interested in...
02/21/2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for our painting party acclaimed artist @nancyrourke!⁠⠀
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Interested in joining our next painting party? Keep checking our page for our next painting party dates. We welcome artists (and art enthusiasts) of all skill levels to join! ⁠⠀
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#dyerarts #deafartists #deaftalent #paintingparty #devia #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

Today our collection from DeVIA: The Manifesto Comes of Age came home from the @magrochesterThank you to all those who v...
02/19/2020

Today our collection from DeVIA: The Manifesto Comes of Age came home from the @magrochester

Thank you to all those who visited, curated, gave tours, packed, designed, and made this show a success!

We hope this is only the beginning of new journeys that our permanent collection will take.

#dyerarts #devia #deafartist #deaftalent #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

This week is your last chance to see 20/20: A Two Person Show , Please Touch, and #DeVIA Challenge 2020. ⁠⠀⁠⠀If you have...
02/18/2020

This week is your last chance to see 20/20: A Two Person Show , Please Touch, and #DeVIA Challenge 2020. ⁠⠀
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If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, the Dyer Arts Center is open weekdays 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm. ⁠⠀
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#dyerartscenter #deafartists #deaftalent #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

What a great few days we have had with the artists from 20/20: A two-person show and #DeVIAChallenge. • We all went to t...
02/15/2020

What a great few days we have had with the artists from 20/20: A two-person show and #DeVIAChallenge. • We all went to the last @magrochester tour led by Marissa Woodruff (first two images),
•@davidcallart gave a great presentation about his works,
•@nancyrourke led a #DeVIAChallenge talk, •Group photo of the artists and the people behind the exhibitions at the Dyer,
•A photo of Nancy Rourke with Patrick Graybill in front of Patrick’s portrait.

Tomorrow we wrap up the weekend festivities with Nancy’s painting party!

Today Nancy Rourke and Karen Christie presented on “ABC Portraits of Deaf Ancestors” focusing on important individuals i...
02/13/2020

Today Nancy Rourke and Karen Christie presented on “ABC Portraits of Deaf Ancestors” focusing on important individuals in Deaf US history who have made a profound impact on Deaf culture as we know it today.

Lecture was based on Nancy’s book with the same name. There was a book signing with Nancy after the lecture.

#dyerarts #deaftalent #deafhistory #deafartist #rochesterny #devia #nancyrourke @ Dyer Arts Center

#Repost @magrochester・・・Jam packed week at MAG. This is the last week to catch “DeVIA: The Manifesto Comes of Age” close...
02/13/2020

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Jam packed week at MAG. This is the last week to catch “DeVIA: The Manifesto Comes of Age” closes on Sunday, February 16 at 5 pm. A fully accessible, ASL and English spoken tour is offered at 6 pm on Thursday to dig deeper on the history and the culture of #deafartists 👊🤝🤜🤛
Half price admission begins at 5 pm on Thursdays, thanks in part to Monroe County. Open until 9 pm. ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Saturday = Kids Create Dates and Brunch at Brown Hound Downtown.
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Sunday = Opening Day for “The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art” with a talk with the artist @judithschaechter at 1 pm. Schaechter Book signing at 4 pm. Docent-led tours at 1 and again at 2 pm. 🦄🦋🐛🦟🦂🐍🐋🦇🦑
Premier performance of “Glass Works” by @5by5music at 3 pm with MC and birthday girl @monaradio 🎂

Rhonda Voight-Campbell, guess curator of the Please Touch exhibition, is giving a tour to visiting artists Nancy Rourke ...
02/13/2020

Rhonda Voight-Campbell, guess curator of the Please Touch exhibition, is giving a tour to visiting artists Nancy Rourke and David Call, guest lecturer, Nancy Creighton, and faculty member Patti Durr. Visitors are touching the artworks and discussing it with Rhonda. Be sure to stop by the Dyer arts center to see this exhibition before it closes on Feb 22!

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Four people gathered around a pedestal signing and feeling tactile art

#dyerartscenter #deafblind #deaftalent #deafartist #blindartist #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

#De’VIAChallenge 2020The #DeVIAChallenge exhibit show cases artworks of Deaf Cultural expression in a variety of mediums...
02/11/2020

#De’VIAChallenge 2020

The #DeVIAChallenge exhibit show cases artworks of Deaf Cultural expression in a variety of mediums expressing views associated with Deaf View/Image Art (De’VIA) or Surdism.

On display until Feb 22

P.s. thank you to @deafhandeyeartist for the reminder of this post :)

#dyerartscenter #devia #deafartist #deaftalent #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

La Bella Luna by David Call
02/10/2020

La Bella Luna by David Call

Check out the design for our next painting party with acclaimed @nancyrourke ⁠Saturday, February 15, 1:00 - 5:00 pm⁠⁠Led...
02/05/2020

Check out the design for our next painting party with acclaimed @nancyrourke

Saturday, February 15, 1:00 - 5:00 pm⁠

Led by a fun and professional artist, Nancy Rourke @nancyrourke. The instruction will be led in American Sign Language. Interpreters have been requested for our non-signing attendees.⁠

$35 per person including 3 hours of instruction, hors d'oeuvres, and all the materials you will need!⁠

https://www.rit.edu/ntid/dyerarts/events/N3 or see our link in bio.⁠
Space is limited to 50 people.⁠

Purchase a ticket by February 12 to reserve your seat.⁠

#dyerartscenter #nancyrourke #paintingparty #deafartist #deaftalent #rochesternyevents

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Is the art center free and open to the public?
See youtube: American Sign Language Movie ( Aurora-Borealis-Man )