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.
(26)

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.

Share your love and light this holiday season.Wishing you and your loved ones (with 2 legs or 4) a safe and happy holida...
12/25/2019

Share your love and light this holiday season.
Wishing you and your loved ones (with 2 legs or 4) a safe and happy holiday.

Art by Deaf artist @youmeelee

Calling all Deaf LGBTQ Artists🌈⁠⁠In collaboration with Deaf Queer Resource Center @deafqueer, the Dyer Arts Center is ho...
12/23/2019

Calling all Deaf LGBTQ Artists🌈⁠

In collaboration with Deaf Queer Resource Center @deafqueer, the Dyer Arts Center is hosting an exhibition featuring Deaf LGBTQ Artists. This exhibit will feature themes within the Deaf Queer communities that have historically gone unexplored in public art spaces. We are calling for Deaf LGBTQ artists to submit LGBTQ-themed works. ⁠ ⁠

To submit work click the link in our bio.

This exhibit will open on Friday, March 6 - Saturday, April 18, 2020. ⁠

A closing reception will be held at the Dyer Arts Center on Saturday, April 18, 2020 to celebrate the exhibit and to kick-off National Deaf LGBTQ Awareness Week. #DeafLGBTQWeek⁠

#dyerarts #deafqueer #deafartists #deaftalent #deafqueerart #lgbtq #lgbtqartists #rochesterny⁠

We are officially closed for the holidays and will reopen on January 17, 2020 with new and exciting exhibitions. ⁠⁠We wi...
12/18/2019

We are officially closed for the holidays and will reopen on January 17, 2020 with new and exciting exhibitions. ⁠

We wish you all the best over the holidays and to stay warm!⁠

We will see you next year!!!!⁠

LAST CHANCE⁠⠀Today is your last chance to see our three current exhibitions Color to the Cube, Please Touch, and Deaf Pr...
12/13/2019

LAST CHANCE⁠⠀
Today is your last chance to see our three current exhibitions Color to the Cube, Please Touch, and Deaf Pride 6x6. The shows will officially close tomorrow Saturday, December 13 at 2pm.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Join us tonight for the closing reception from 5-7pm where we will have refreshments and plenty of opportunities to buy the perfect gift for that one person on your list who is always hard to shop for 😉 (you know who you are!)⁠⠀
⁠⠀
#dyerartscenter #colortothecube #pleasetouchexhibition #6x6 #deafartists #deaftalent #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

Claudia Jimenez is a Deaf Latina woman raised in San Ysidro, at the very edge of San Diego, near the border with Mexico....
12/12/2019

Claudia Jimenez is a Deaf Latina woman raised in San Ysidro, at the very edge of San Diego, near the border with Mexico. Her family emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico and her Spanish and Mexican heritage are very much a part of her life. Claudia remembers often visiting her grandparents in Tijuana, where she observed religious images of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Jesus on the walls of their home. These spiritual icons as well as the colorful cultural pieces sold in transit by Mexican people walking through the lines of cars waiting to cross the border into the U.S. inspired Claudia to create art of her own.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Without art in her life, Claudia felt an emptiness in her soul. Claudia and her older sister, who is also Deaf, signed fluently together. Within their family, however, communication is arduously forged through gestures, home signs and body language. When Claudia discovered her passion for creating art and visual poetry, she experienced a beautiful silent world with no rules, barriers or limits. Color is an important spiritual component to Claudia’s vision as a Deaf artist, and a way of translating her emotions into her environment.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Claudia is a gallery educator at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, where she leads tours of each new exhibit exclusively in ASL and guides attendees in the practice of visual literacy.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
#dyerartscenter #colortothecube #deafartists #deaftalent #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

12/11/2019

@malvana_allawyn, the Elf, has something to show and tell!
Hint: the first 20 ticket goers get a SURPRISE gift. Buy tickets NOW! Link: bit.ly/2saiENo
#deafrocfilmfest #deafevent #holiday #painting #children #ornament #fun #aslpoetry #asl #signlanguage #storytelling #skits #rochester #dyerarts #gift #film #festival #coda #deaf #deaftalent #family

12/11/2019

#Repost @deafrocfilmfest ・・・
#PatrickGraybill #deafpoet has a special announcement! Hint: we have surprise gifts for attendees! More announcements coming soon! Get tickets: https://bit.ly/2saiENo #deafevent #holiday #children #bookreading #aslpoetry #aslstorytelling #skits #fun #event #rochester #dyerarts #deafpoet #gift #film #deafrocfilmfest #festival #festive #coda #family #stories #deaftalent

THANK YOU⁠⠀⁠⠀To everyone who joined us last Friday for our Wreath Decoration Extravaganza 🎄⁠⠀⁠⠀BIG thank you goes out to...
12/10/2019

THANK YOU⁠⠀
⁠⠀
To everyone who joined us last Friday for our Wreath Decoration Extravaganza 🎄⁠⠀
⁠⠀
BIG thank you goes out to @deafgreenthumbs 👍 for helping us host the event.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Did you miss out? No worries! We have Toy Land with Deaf poets and storytellers coming up December 14th and tickets are still available on our website or link in bio. ⁠⠀
⁠⠀
#dyerartscenter #holidayparty #deaftalent #christmas #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

I had a very interesting and intense interaction with a medium/reiki master a month after my heart surgery.  She told me...
12/09/2019

I had a very interesting and intense interaction with a medium/reiki master a month after my heart surgery. She told me that my heart is closed and I need to open myself to what universe has to offer, especially to love. Needless to say, I was rather stunned. But I decided to allow myself to be open and in less than a year I moved to Rochester and fell in love with who is now my wife. So, my heart is at first a blue-violet representing my being closed off and then becoming red representing becoming open. The hands gently and lovingly holding my heart represent the universe.⁠

Red poppies, I've always been drawn to them, its striking crimson red with black in the center, seeing them in a field undulating it's captivating. When I started to open myself up, that's when I felt I bloomed, like the red poppies. In other words, I blossomed. Poppies just happen to be one of my favorite flowers in the world. ⁠

I'm a proud second-generation Chicana (Mexican-American) and I adore agave plants, they represent my love for my abuelita as well as my Mexican ancestors. @deafvickers⁠


#dyerartscenter #colortothecube #deafartists #deaftalent #rochesterny

Calling all Deaf LGBTQ Artists🌈⁠⁠In collaboration with Deaf Queer Resource Center @deafqueer, the Dyer Arts Center is ho...
12/06/2019

Calling all Deaf LGBTQ Artists🌈⁠

In collaboration with Deaf Queer Resource Center @deafqueer, the Dyer Arts Center is hosting an exhibition featuring Deaf LGBTQ Artists. This exhibit will feature themes within the Deaf Queer communities that have historically gone unexplored in public art spaces. We are calling for Deaf LGBTQ artists to submit LGBTQ-themed works. ⁠

Use this link to submit artwork⁠
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6nK33XUcHSvSnRpvAqljtBjYK8OmpDB_RY9L0jK-UFTYmww/viewform

This exhibit will open on Friday, March 6 - Saturday, April 18, 2020. ⁠

A closing reception will be held at the Dyer Arts Center on Saturday, April 18, 2020 to celebrate the exhibit and to kick-off National Deaf LGBTQ Awareness Week. #DeafLGBTQWeek⁠

#dyerarts #deafqueer #deafartists #deaftalent #deafqueerart #lgbtq #lgbtqartists #rochesterny⁠

Friday, December 13 5-7pm⁠Join us as we close our three exhibitions Color to the Cube, Please Touch, and Deaf Pride 6x6....
12/06/2019

Friday, December 13 5-7pm⁠
Join us as we close our three exhibitions Color to the Cube, Please Touch, and Deaf Pride 6x6. ⁠

This is your final opportunity to purchase art from any of the three exhibitions, prices starting at $20. If you are unable to attend, but are interested in purchasing artwork, please email [email protected] and request an updated price list. (Serious inquires only)⁠

Free and open to the public, there will be light refreshments provided.⁠

#dyerartscenter #colortothecube #deafartists #deaftalent #rochesternyevents #rochesterny

12/04/2019

HOLIDAY WREATH DECORATION EXTRAVAGANZA TICKET GIVEAWAY!

VIDEO DESCRIPTION: B and Z, both white, are standing in a kitchen with a black fridge and brown cabinets in the background. B is wearing a purple jacket while Z is wearing a blue long sleeve shirt with a lime green vest and a cap.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
B: Wow! A person wanted to cover the ticket cost for someone to attend the wreath event! How nice is that?
Z: Thank you so much, I work so hard at deafgreenthumbs and get to enjoy this free ticket to attend the event!
B: -interrupts Z- no, you are already going. The ticket is not for you!
Z: -looks dejected-
B: Anyway, to get the free ticket to attend, tag a friend who lives in the Rochester, NY area who you think should grab the opportunity to participate in the event! -turns to Z and taps Z's shoulder-
What food and beverage will be served at the event?
Z: Oh yes! Donuts and --
B: Hot apple cider -
Z: YES, YES! -claps hands- Exciting! Want! Want!
B: Where from?
Z: That Deaf-owned bakery business!! B: Golden Harvest Bakery and Cafe -Z does a dance jig-
Z: I can't wait, it is going to be delicious!
B: I am excited!
Z: FYI, for this pile of food, you will get crumbs while I will devour everything!
B: -glances at Z's belly and then pats his belly twice-
Z: -joyfully places his hands on his belly-
B/Z: -chuckle together-
B: Lastly, this event will have raffles! The wreaths we made for display in our event promotions will be raffled off to event attendees. Please come to the event to have an opportunity to win!
GIVEAWAY CONDITIONS:
1. Participant must live within driving distance of Rochester, NY or have ability to attend the event
2. Participants must tag friends who within the Rochester, NY area or friends who have the ability to attend the event

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW (THURSDAY DECEMBER 5) AT NOON!
Ticket link in profile.
#holidaywreathdecorationextravaganza #holiday #deafevent #deafgreenthumbs #aslevent #diy #wreath #friyay #twomoredaysleft #saynotofomo #sayyestotheticket #crafts #art #unique #memories #fun #deafcommunity #americansignlanguage #giveaway #raffle #decoration #homedecor #exciting

A few weeks ago Rhonda Campbell brought her DeafBlind class to the Dyer to experience the Please Touch and Color to the ...
12/03/2019

A few weeks ago Rhonda Campbell brought her DeafBlind class to the Dyer to experience the Please Touch and Color to the Cube exhibitions.

Rhonda, who is DeafBlind herself, was an integral part of the curation and design for the exhibition. We learned so much about how to continually become more accessible to everyone in our audience.

Students in Rhonda’s class worked on techniques in leading and describing artworks in museums to visitors who are DeafBlind. The two exhibitions also gave the opportunity to compare spaces designed for DeafBlind visitors versus a more traditional gallery design.

Please Touch and Color to the Cube will be open until Dec 14th if you haven’t seen them yet now is your chance!

#dyerarts #deafblind #tactileart #deafartists #deaftalent #blindartists #colortothecube #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

Calling all of Santa's helpers (ages 5 - 18)🎅⁠to Toyland with Deaf Poets and Storytellers, hosted by the Deaf Rochester ...
12/02/2019

Calling all of Santa's helpers (ages 5 - 18)🎅⁠to Toyland with Deaf Poets and Storytellers, hosted by the Deaf Rochester Film Festival (DRFF)@deafrocfilmfest, elves!⁠

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 2-5 PM | Dyer Arts Center⁠

The legendary Deaf poet, #PatrickGraybill, will be signing holiday stories with our Deaf librarian, Joan Naturale @ritlibraries! Also, @deafgreenthumbs, our special guests, will educate you about the Christmas tree during holiday skits.🎄⁠

✨Designing ornaments led by our DRFF creative elf, [email protected]_allawyn⁠

🍪Cookie decorating made by Deaf owned @goldenharvestcafe⁠

🎬Holiday movie screening selected by YOU the attendees!⁠

🎫$10 per person⁠
Purchase a ticket by December 13th to reserve your seat! Space is limited to 30 people.⁠

Link: https://www.rit.edu/ntid/dyerarts/events/toyland-deaf-poets-and-storytellers-1

This event is a fundraiser to support Deaf Rochester Film Festival, which will take place on April 14-18, 2020.⁠

#dyerartscenter #deaftalent #deaffilm #DRFF #deafartists #holidayparty #christmas #rochesternyevents ⁠

Yiqiao Wang born in Beijing, China and came to the United States to study at Gallaudet University and the Savannah Colle...
11/29/2019

Yiqiao Wang born in Beijing, China and came to the United States to study at Gallaudet University and the Savannah College of Art and Design. She works as Creative Design Coordinator/Senior Artist at the Motion Light Lab for the Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) and an adjunct faculty at Gallaudet University. Her work includes illustrating the VL2 storybook apps, The Baobab, The Blue Lobster, and The Solar System, as well as creating the mural designs of the Maguire Welcome Center at Gallaudet University and the Starbucks first U.S signing store in H street, Washington D.C. She has been invited to display her artwork in art galleries and shows in Washington D.C., the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Pride Center of Staten Island, New York.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
#dyerartscenter #colortothecube #deafartists #deaftalent #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

"Pre-arts, I was inhibited and stuck. ⁠⠀I struggled with finding myself, my various identities, with expressing myself- ...
11/28/2019

"Pre-arts, I was inhibited and stuck. ⁠⠀
I struggled with finding myself, my various identities, with expressing myself- both alone and with others. ⁠⠀
Since my immersion in the art field however, self-expression has become a journey of discovery and liberation. ⁠⠀
Though travels, art, and furthering my education in school and in life, I have also been empowered by the concept of intersectionality⁠⠀
⁠⠀
In my artwork, I started to express my experiences and feelings of my various identities and roles. In order of importance these are: Indian, Deaf, Muslim, Artist, Lesbian, Wife, Mother, and Woman. Each identity is distinctive and important to me. Each identity has helped- discover and shape me. Each identity has empower me to break through from any stigma. A breakthrough as shown in my art- a stigma freed from the bounds of wire. Entrapment. Since my discovery of the arts, I have been uninhibited." -Munira Virji⁠⠀
⁠⠀
#dyerartscenter #colortothecube #deafartists #deaftalent #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

Timeline Photos
11/26/2019

Timeline Photos

Growing up in Long Island, Orkid Sassoumi @3pencilsdesign has had the passion for photography since she was young. Using...
11/25/2019

Growing up in Long Island, Orkid Sassoumi @3pencilsdesign has had the passion for photography since she was young. Using photography as a way to explore things that matter to her, Orkid focuses her themes on flowers and nature.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Orkid likes to be reminded of her experiences as an “outsider” when she creates her work. She bases it on giving perspectives in nature by presenting the effect humans have on it to help people see how much of an impact it can have in our surroundings.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
“The crimson color poppy flower with droplets of rain give us true emotion for us to think about. Poppy flower is a fragile flower that may not be able to hold enough droplets of rain. This reflect us how much we have to endure a lot of struggle to hold on to things we want or don’t want.“⁠⠀
⁠⠀
⁠⠀
#dyerartscenter #colortothecube #deafartists #deaftalent #photography #nature #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

My name is Sarah Young Bear-Brown. My Meskwaki name is tti-ka-mi-ge-a. I’m a member of the Meskwaki Nation from Tama, Io...
11/23/2019

My name is Sarah Young Bear-Brown. My Meskwaki name is tti-ka-mi-ge-a. I’m a member of the Meskwaki Nation from Tama, Iowa. Besides being a part of the Native American culture, I am also part of Deaf Culture, being deaf since birth. These two unique cultures have had a strong impact on who I am and the art I create. ⠀

My medium of choice is clay, I enjoy rolling clay out and shaping forms into pieces that reflect day to day images with a sense of humor, but I have other mediums I love to work with as well. ⠀
While going to school at United Tribes Technical College, I was introduced to small sculpture with wire, I became fascinated with the freedom of the medium, and made many pieces reflecting the human form with more success than I expected. ⠀

Currently, I find myself working full time with small, glass seed beads. I love doing beadwork because my whole family does beadwork and it’s a huge part of our home life. I enjoy making accessories like earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Some of my pieces that mirror photographs of people. ⠀

#dyerartscenter #colortothecube #deafart #deaftalent #nativeamericanart #POCDeafart #rochesterny @ Dyer Arts Center

@Deafgreenthumbs and Dyer Arts Center are collaborating again!⁠⁠Holiday Wreath Decoration Extravaganza 🎄🤶⁠⁠Join @deafgre...
11/21/2019

@Deafgreenthumbs and Dyer Arts Center are collaborating again!⁠

Holiday Wreath Decoration Extravaganza 🎄🤶⁠

Join @deafgreenthumbs in decorating an unique holiday wreath to adorn your front door with or to gift to a loved one for the holiday!⁠

December 6, 2019 | 5-7 PM | Dyer Arts Center⁠

$20 including donuts, hot apple cider and all the materials you will need!☕🍩⁠

Link in bio or visit our website https://www.rit.edu/ntid/dyerarts/events/holiday-wreathdecoration-extravaganza

Purchase a ticket by December 4th to reserve your seat! Space is limited to 50 people.⁠

#dyerartscenter #deafgreenthumbs #holidayparty #deafcreators #deaftalent #rochesterny ⁠

Hi everyone! My name is Allison Higgins and from Leicester, New York. I’m a fourth year student within the Hospitality a...
11/21/2019

Hi everyone! My name is Allison Higgins and from Leicester, New York. I’m a fourth year student within the Hospitality and Tourism Management program at RIT. I recently started working at the Dyer Arts Center as an Event Coordinator intern.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Some of my responsibilities will be planning and coordinating events, while developing and implementing a system for event planning.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
I was interested in working at the Dyer because I love creation and art. Growing up with art, I use art to communicate without relying on words, and can express my feelings in different ways. I’ve been working in several hospitality industries such as hotels and weddings, and the Dyer has allowed me to get a better understanding of my role planning events and how to provide customer service to visitors.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
My favorite piece of art from the Dyer Arts Center’s permanent collection is “Frida Freedom in Paradise and Exotic” by Claudia Jimenez. ⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Looking forward to be part of the team! #dyerartscenter @ Dyer Arts Center

Address

52 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY
14623

General information

Gallery Hours: Mondays through Fridays from 10am to 5pm; Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center:

Videos

Nearby museums