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Past Events

Painting Party with Nancy Rourke
Williams Gallery
February 15th, 2020

Dyer Arts Center presents


Led by a fun and professional artist, Nancy Rourke. The instruction will be led in American Sign Language. Interpreters have been requested for our non-signing attendees.

Saturday, February 15, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

$35 per person including 3 hours of instruction, hors d'oeuvres, and all the materials you will need!

Purchase a ticket by February 12 to reserve your seat.

Reception: 20/20
Williams Gallery
February 14th, 2020

Join us as we celebrate the two artists featured in our first exhibit of 2020, Nancy Rourke and David Call! As longtime luminaries of Deaf art, Nancy and David's work will be available for viewing in the Williams Gallery from January 17th to February 22nd, 2020. The reception on February 14th from 5-7 p.m. will offer a chance to meet the artists, see their remarks, and mingle while appreciating the work of two immense talents. 

Toyland with Deaf Poets and Storytellers
Williams Gallery
December 14th, 2019

Children (ages 5 - 18) are invited to Toyland with Deaf Poets and Storytellers, hosted by the Deaf Rochester Film Festival, (DRFF), elves!

The legendary Deaf poet, Patrick Graybill, will be signing holiday stories with our Deaf librarian, Joan Naturale! Also, deafgreenthumbs, our special guests, will educate you about the Christmas tree during holiday skits.

Led by our DRFF creative elf, Malvana, you will be painting designs on wood ornaments and decorating holiday shaped cookies! During the workshop, we will have a holiday movie screening (the movie will be selected by YOU the attendees!). The cookies will be made by a local Deaf-owned bakery, Golden Harvest Bakery and Cafe. Supplies for the ornaments will be provided by Dyer Arts Center.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 2-5 PM | Dyer Arts Center

$10 per person

Purchase a ticket by December 13th to reserve your seat! Space is limited to 30 people.

We look forward to seeing you create unforgettable memories with DRFF elves and create beautiful ornaments to bring home!

This event is a fundraiser to support Deaf Rochester Film Festival, which will take place on April 14-18, 2020.

Holiday Wreath Decoration Extravaganza
Williams Gallery
December 6th, 2019

Holiday Wreath Decoration Extravaganza with Deafgreenthumbs

Join deafgreenthumbs in decorating an unique holiday wreath to adorn your front door with or to gift to a loved one for the holiday!

$20 including donuts, hot apple cider, and all the materials you will need!

December 6, 2019 | 5-7 PM | Dyer Arts Center

Purchase a ticket by December 4th to reserve your seat! Space is limited to 50 people.

Painting party with Youmee
Williams Gallery
September 7th, 2019

Color to the Cube Reception
Williams Gallery
September 6th, 2019

The Dyer Arts Center is hosting a reception to celebrate Color to the Cube exhibition.

The event will be on Friday, September 6 from 5-7pm.  Some of the artists will be attending.  Don't miss out on this wonderful opporutnity to meet the artists, and to enjoy light refreshments!

The event is free and open to the public!

Painting Party with Ashley Hannan
Williams Gallery
February 23rd, 2019

De-Stress Workshop
Williams Gallery
December 5th, 2018

Wine and Painting Party
Williams Gallery
November 3rd, 2018


Culvitating Connections Opening Reception
Williams Gallery
November 2nd, 2018

Starting at 5pm on Friday, November 2, join us in our celebration of the success of Cultivating Connections and 6x6 Deaf Pride exhibitions. 

The event is free and open the public.  Refreshments and drinks will be provided!