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Past Events

50 Artists 50 Years Closing Reception
Williams Gallery
October 19th, 2018

7th Annual Deaf Mute Banquet
Williams Gallery
October 12th, 2018

Break the Silence Art-Making Activity
Williams Gallery
October 2nd, 2018

6x6 Deaf Pride Art Making Event during Rochester Deaf Awareness Week
Williams Gallery
September 26th, 2018

Come to the Dyer Arts Center on Wednesday, September 26 between 12pm to 5pm and create a 6x6 piece for the 6x6 Deaf Pride exhibition! Materials will be supplied.  Just show up and have a good time!

This event is part of the Rochester Deaf Awareness Week

VCS Student Honors Show Opening Reception
Williams Gallery
May 3rd, 2018

May 3, 2018, 4-6pm

Light refreshements will be provided. 

Event is free and open to the public.

Beyond Form: Non-Objective Art Curatorial Talk by Brenda Schertz
Williams Gallery
April 20th, 2018

Brenda will give a talk about the curatorial process of the Beyond Form: Non-Objective Art Exhibition.  We will be serving light refreshments! The event is free and open to the public.

The event will start at 4pm and end at 6pm.

Interpreting the Communicative Interpreted by Louise Stern and Oliver Pouliot
Williams Gallery
March 29th, 2018

Moderated by Peter Hauser

Thursday, March 29 12:20-1:45pm at NTID's Student Development Center 1300/1310

 "As an artist and writer, my work is an investigation of communication and language, often filtered through my deafness and native sign language.  Another important filter in my body of work is a central, longtime artistic and practical collaborator, Oliver Pouliot.  As sign language interpreter, Oliver is a living, breathing, fleshed transporter of my words, thoughts, vulnerabilities, and desires - the very phenomenon that my work attempts to explore.  We will present two video works which make up the Extractions series.  These works cut out spoken language from the vocal statements of men who were asked to talk about emotional experiences close to their cores - leaving only involuntary facial expressions, tics, and inadvertent physical reveals which are then edited with an eye towards finding rhythm and pattern in these unconscious communications.  I would like to present these works as veering towards the abstract end of the communicative spectrum - and the spectrum of masculinity, control and power.   Alongside, I would like to present a joint performance with Oliver which will also explore overt and hidden communication, physicality, control, and power."--Louise Stern 


Wine and Art Party with Ellen Mansfield
Williams Gallery
February 10th, 2018

Ellen Mansfield Retrospective Reception
Williams Gallery
February 9th, 2018

Come celebrate the success of Ellen Mansfield's Retrospective.  The reception starts at 5pm and ends at 7pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be provided.


Ellen Mansfield Gallery Talk
Williams Gallery
February 8th, 2018

Ellen Mansfield will give a presentation about her life's work as an artist on Thursday, February 8.

Gallery talk starts at 11am and ends at 12:20pm.  The event is free and open to the public.