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Invest in Deaf Artists and stop by to buy original artworks and products from Deaf Artists such as: Fruit Creators, Pamela Macias, Cindy Manns, Ellen Mansfield, Nancy Rourke with Surdists United, Sheri Youens-Un and visit the RIT Deaf Studies Archives and other exhibitor booths.

Conference Kick-Off Reception & Registration Check In
November 6, 2019 at 5:30-7:30 pm in NTID Dyer Arts Center
Enjoy three amazing exhibits throughout the conference.

  • Color to the Cube Exhibit
    The Dyer Arts Center is proud to host , a juried international exhibition featuring over 40 deaf artists of color. Works have traveled from as far as Senegal and Iran. Themes range from the abstract to the deaf experience to reflecting the artist’s culture.
  • Please Touch Exhibit
    The Please Touch exhibition will feature works by DeafBlind artists for DeafBlind visitors. This exhibition will allow our visitors the opportunity to use their hands (and possibly other senses) to experience the artworks on display. The exhibition is also open to other visitors who are curious to explore works through touch.
  • 6 x 6 Exhibit
    Each fall the Dyer Arts Center's 6x6 Deaf Pride exhibition showcases works made and donated by local artists, the community and YOU. The 6”x6” pieces illustrates the different meanings of Deaf pride. Each piece will be sold for $20 and proceeds will go to the Dyer Arts Center.

Reception and De’VIA: The Manifesto Comes of Age Exhibit at Memorial Art Gallery (MAG)
November 7, 2019 at 6 pm in MAG 500 University Ave. Rochester NY 14607
The Memorial Art Gallery will exhibit De’VIA: The Manifesto Comes of Age. Featured will be work by the genre’s precursors, founders, and artists whose work, while they may not specifically identify with De’VIA, reflect the movement’s enduring influence. The exhibition draws principally from the permanent collection of RIT’s Dyer Arts Center MAG is honored to celebrate De’VIA’s significance during the movement’s 30th anniversary.

De'VIA: The Manifesto Comes of Age Exhibit Lockhart Gallery (MAG)
November 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm in MAG 500 University Ave. Rochester NY 14607

RIT/NTID People of the Third Eye Production
November 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm in NTID Panara Theatre, LBJ Bldg 60
Almost 50 years ago the National Theatre of the Deaf created one of its most well-known pieces – My Third Eye. This work became a classic as it was made up of ensemble pieces of unique expressions of Deaf experiences and sign language play. Creating unique works inspired by this original production along with poetry, dance, video and visual art, People of the Third Eye promises a contemporary feast for the heart.

NTID's 8th DeafMute Banquet
November 9, 2019 at 6 pm in University Gallery, RIT Booth Bldg 7
Separate ticket purchase required (ticket sales are now closed)
Celebrating Deaf Artistic Ancestors


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