Two buildings on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus as well as students in the arts and imaging studies program at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf were among the best local businesses, individuals and organizations recognized Wednesday by the Henrietta Chamber of Commerce during their Community of Excellence Awards celebration, held at Locust Hill Country Club.
The awards are intended to recognize those that have made significant and long lasting contributions to business and to the quality of life in Henrietta. Continue reading
The annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival will take place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. Students, faculty and staff are exhibiting and volunteering as the Rochester community arrives on campus to imagine RIT! The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, visit the Imagine RIT website.
Batter up! It’s that time of year, and NTID Performing Arts is presenting a classic baseball musical comedy, Damn Yankees, directed by Luane Davis Haggerty, in RIT/NTID’s Panara Theatre. Running March 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. and March 16 at 2 p.m., tickets are $5 for students/seniors and $7 for all others. Email email@example.com for reservations or visit the Panara Theatre box office. Read more here.
Coordinated by RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, the signature Big Shot “painting with light” annual night-time community photography event is an RIT innovation that began in 1959. Volunteers are recruited from wherever the Big Shot is scheduled, and several thousand people of all ages—RIT/NTID students, faculty and staff as well as members of the local community—come out with flashlights and fortitude, warm or cold, rain or shine, to light the chosen venue and help make a spectacular image of something amazing. This year’s Big Shot was right here at High Falls, Rochester, N.Y.
RIT’s first Intercession is over and your students are back. As relaxing or as filled with interesting travels or projects as the break may have been for you and your students, things were still hopping on campus. Read more here >>
More than 70 pieces of art from local art patrons and art from the Dyer Arts Center’s permanent collection combine to show expressions of creativity by deaf people and expressions of the experience of deaf people around the world. Exhibits through February 7, 2014. Read more here >>