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Call for Entries:  Film Stills and Poster Exhibit at the Dyer Arts Center

The Dyer Arts Center in the National Technical Institute of the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) will be hosting an exhibit showcasing film posters and film stills that were produced and directed by deaf/hard of hearing people or included deaf or hard of hearing actors recognizing and celebrating Deaf Film. We are sending a call for artists to submit photography and posters to be hung at the Dyer Arts Center. 

This exhibit will open on March 10, 2017 and close on April 8, 2017 to coincide with the Deaf Rochester Film Festival.  For more detailson the film festival, please visit 

How to Enter: Read the Call for Entries and then complete the Art Submission Form in the next section. There are no submission fees.  All information must be filled out in its entirety.  You may submit up to five submissions of your photography or posters.  

Featured Events

On Friday, February 17 from 5-7pm, Sunshine 2.0 troupe and Coordinator, Fred Beam will be presenting about People of Color's involvement in Shakespeare in America, then doing a performance using Body Movement and American Sign Language. Reception to follow.  Light refreshments will be served.  The event is free and open to the public.

On Friday, February 24, the Dyer Arts Center is hosting a Wine and Painting party with deaf artist, Jenny Geller.  For more information on the event and to buy your tickets, please review this flyer

Featured Exhibitions

The Visual Communication Studies (VCS) Biennial Faculty Show will showcase a body of work that displays a variety of mediums and artistic styles.  The exhibit will be in the Williams Gallery.  Shakespeare in American Deaf History exhibit, made possible by Gallaudet University, will be in the Ohringer Gallery.  (Re)Invention, on loan from the John F. Kennedy Center, will be in the Glass Room and will display 15 artworks made by emerging artists living with disabilities. For more information, please visit Exhibitions.

Jennifer loved to travel and provided support for RIT/NTID study abroad experiences, and this endowed scholarship will continue her legacy.

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Gallery Hours 

Spring hours for the Dyer Arts Center will be Mondays-Fridays from 10am to 5pm, Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, and by appointment if the request is made early in advance and if it can be honored.

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