RIT/NTID segment on WXXI program wins award
‘Move to Include (NTID Dyer Arts Center)’ featured in WXXI’s ‘Arts InFocus’ series
A segment featuring Rochester Institute of Technology’s Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf has won a bronze Telly Award, which recognizes distinction in local, regional and cable TV programs and commercials, as well as video and film productions.
“Move to Include (NTID Dyer Arts Center),” which originally aired Sept. 30, 2016, won in the TV Shows/Segments—Cultural category. In the segment, Arts InFocus visits the Dyer Arts Center and interviews Gallery Director Tabitha Jacques. The show is produced by WXXI in partnership with the Golisano Foundation, in support of an initiative designed to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.
“NTID’s Dyer Arts Center is proud to be the focus of WXXI’s award-winning Arts InFocus feature,” said Jacques. “WXXI has always been a tremendous partner and advocate and understands the value that inclusiveness and diversity brings to communities. All of us at RIT/NTID, and especially those of us at Dyer Arts Center, congratulate WXXI on this award and look forward to working with them to continue to tell our story in the future.”
To watch the segment, go to http://bit.ly/2nORvsU.
July 17, 2019
RIT professors organize yarn installation in Rochester Aug. 21
Grab your needles, yarn or thread, and get crafting for democracy in a community-wide tribute to Rochester’s legacy of social activism with a contemporary twist. Fiber artists are needed to contribute to a yarn installation celebrating the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Sewing Society at a historic site on Corinthian Street.
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RIT Tigers make game used as a therapeutic tool for children and families
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Craft activism in the Trump Era on exhibit in ‘Crafting Democracy’
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July 11, 2019
Glass graduate part of new Netflix series
A new Netflix glassblowing reality series features an RIT alumna as an expert glassmaker. Blown Away, which begins airing July 12 on the streaming platform, follows a group of 10 highly skilled glassmakers who compete in challenges in 10 episodes. Catherine Ayers ’06 (glass) is one of six Corning Museum of Glass experts who assists the two finalists in the last challenge.