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Closing Saturday, April 31st, Beyond Form: Non-Objective Art is the Dyer Arts Center's first attempt at bringing together professional artists to showcase abstract artworks. The exhibition represents 15+ Deaf artists and their 80+ phenomenal pieces of work. Displayed artworks encompass a variety of mediums including oil, wax, photography, canvas, polyester, pottery, wood, mixed media, acrylic, and glass. For more details and to view purchasable art from this exhibition, see our blog post:

Opening Friday, April 27th, the Visual Communication Studies Student Honors Show highlights the best work produced by NTID Visual Communication Studies (VCS) students and NTID Supported cross-registered students who are preparing for careers in visual design, digital imaging, and publishing technology.

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Featured Events

Brenda Schertz's curatorial talk for Beyond Form: Non-Objective Art is this Friday, April 20th from 4-6 pm in the Dyer Arts Center. Make sure to mark your calendars; you won't want to miss it!

Featured Exhibitions

Beyond Form: Non-Objective Art by Deaf Artists open on Friday, March 9 and run until Saturday, April 21.  Curated by guest curator, Brenda Schertz, Beyond Form explores non-objective art by Deaf artists in a wide range of media. This exhibit came into being after multiple conversations among Deaf modern art enthusiasts.

The diverse Deaf artists in this exhibit have demonstrated “visual poetry” through their masterful manipulation of and experimentation with texture, composition and color. Their works seem to take on a meditative power. Visual rhythm – through repetition or movement – seems to convey a sense of musicality. Sound is referenced, not as limited to an auditory experience, but as possibly a visual experience. Several artists make references to nature, and it is deeply ingrained in their work. Yet other artists look inwards, narrating personal journeys expressing truth, joy or sadness.  The pieces in the exhibit were chosen primarily for their aesthetic value.  Non-objective art provides viewers scope to use their imagination in interpreting what is – or is not – perceived in images beyond their form. We invite you to meditate upon this kaleidoscope of colors, compositions, shapes, and emotions.

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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We are open Mondays through Fridays from 10am to 5pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, except during major holidays.

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