We are re-opening to the public on Friday, January 19 and we have two very exciting exhibitions! Ellen Mansfield Retrospective: Through the Darkness Into the Light and the #DeVIAChallenge Exhibition both open on Friday, January 19 and will run until Saturday, February 24.
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We have some exciting events lined up for January and February. On January 26, a reception will be held to celebrate the success of the #DeVIAChallenge Exhibition. Nancy Rourke will give a talk at 3:30pm, then artists from the #DeVIAChallenge will talk about their works at 4:30pm. A reception will follow after the two talks starting at 5:30pm. Light refreshments and drinks will be served. Admissions is free.
Reception for Ellen Mansfield's Retrospective will be on Friday, February 9, 5-7pm. Food and drinks will be served, and admissions is free. The following day, Saturday, February 10, we will host a wine and art party with Ellen Mansfield. Tickets are now on sale. Please email Elyse at DyerArtsCenter@gmail.com to purchase your ticket!
Opening January 19, the Dyer Arts Center features two new exhibitions that explore various experiences of Deaf Lives. Exhibition run dates are from January 19 to February 24.
Ellen Mansfield Retrospective: Through the Darkness into the Light will be in the Williams Gallery. Ellen Mansfield’s artworks document her journey from a childhood of isolation and limited access to language to a life of realized identity and the ability to express herself without restrictions. This retrospective shows the different stages of her life and the recurring themes that have stayed with her throughout her artistic career.
#DeVIAChallenge Exhibition will be held in the glass room. The #DeVIAChallenge Exhibition displays selections of works by 30 artists that were created during a variety of De'VIA Central Facebook Challenges from 2014-2017. The challenges encourage novice and professional artists to explore and express the Deaf experience by using specific themes and/or motifs. For the first time, artworks posted on social media will be hung together in an exhibition for people to view.
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