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First Friday: Selfies
Williams Gallery
November 6th, 2015

RIT/NTID’s Dyer Arts Center is thrilled to participate in Rochester’s First Friday monthly event.  RocCity Signers will be the host venue, showcasing selections from the Dyer Arts Center’s permanent collection.   “Selfies” will feature works focusing on faces, so come and take a selfie with “Selfies”!

First Friday is a monthly citywide gallery night that inspires collaboration between non-profit, university, and commercial art venues in Rochester, New York.  

RocCity Signers Studio will open its doors on Friday, November 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m at 11 N. Goodman Street.  The event is open to the public.  Stop by for a free sticker and get information on upcoming events hosted at the Dyer Arts Center at RIT/NTID!

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"Spray the Change" Graffiti Art Expo
Williams Gallery
November 4th, 2015

The Beta Sigma Chapter of the Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Incorporated is hosting "Spray the Change" Graffiti Art Expo on Wednesday, November 4th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Dyer Arts Center.  Doors open at 6pm.

Erich Lehman from Wall Therapy will be presenting.  Visitors will be welcome to participate in a hands-on graffiti workshop.  

Light refreshments will be provided.


Schedule of Events:

Opening Remarks: 6:35pm– 6:45pm

Poetry Performance: 6:45pm--7:00pm

Keynote Speaker /Discussion 7:00pm – 7:30pm

Rap Club Performance #1: 7:30pm – 7:35pm

Rap Club Performance #2:
7:35pm – 7:45pm

Interactive Graffiti Art Wall: 7:45--8:15

Closing Remarks: 8:15pm

Tiger Media Supports ASADV!
Sculpture Gallery
October 26th, 2015 to October 29th, 2015

RIT/NTID Tiger Media is hosting an online art auction in October! The purpose of the art auction is to spread awareness about Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims, ASADV. ASADV’s mission is to provide support to the Deaf community and to Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing individuals, families and children who are or have been victims and survivors of domestic violence. The funds raised will be donated to ASADV.

The Art Auction is online, The artworks are made from a variety of mediums including paintings, drawings, photographs, jewelry, and more.

For a sneak peek of the artworks, Tiger Media will be displaying all donated artworks in the Dyer Arts Center from October 26-29. The Gallery’s hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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The Jennifer Van Atta Hayes Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fundraiser
Williams Gallery
October 15th, 2015

The NTID Development Office will be hosting a fundraiser for the Jennifer Van Atta Hayes Memorial Endowed Scholarship at the Dyer Arts Center on Thursday, October 15th from 6pm to 9pm. The scholarship was established in 2014 in memory of staff interpreter and alumna, Jennifer Van Atta Hayes, a top sign language interpreter who dedicated her career to facilitating communication access for deaf students at RIT and in the Rochester community. Jennifer was an RIT staff interpreter for fifteen years who lived with cancer the last seven years of her life. Her journey ended last year at the age of 44. Jennifer loved to travel and provided support for RIT/NTID study abroad experiences, and this endowed scholarship will continue her legacy. Jennifer’s daughter, Alexandra Hayes Rossiter, is the curator of the photo exhibit of Jennifer’s travels and RIT/NTID student travels. This event will also feature a silent auction, light refreshments, and musical entertainment. A brief program commemorating Jennifer will begin at 6:15p.m. Entrance to the opening party is free. Donations to the scholarship fund are deeply appreciated. See more at:

Opening Reception for the Jennifer Van Atta Hayes Photo Exhibit
Williams Gallery
September 17th, 2015

Join us at the Dyer Arts Center for a reception to celebrate the opening of the Jennifer Van Atta Hayes Photo Exhibit.  Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.  The  reception will start at 4pm and end at 6pm. 

Wine and Painting Party
Williams Gallery
May 15th, 2015


RIT/NTID’s Dyer Arts Center's first ever wine and painting party with special guest De’VIA artist, Ellen Mansfield.

RADSCC 3rd annual Deaf-Mute Event
Williams Gallery
November 7th, 2014 to November 9th, 2014

November 7:

  • Panel of De'VIA Artists--SDC 1300/1310
  • 3-4pm, 5-7pm: Booths open
  • RADSCC 3rd annual Deaf-Mute Banquet

November 8:

  • 10am-12pm: Hands-on activity and Booths open
  • 11am-12pm: Panel discussions--Dyer Arts Center
  • 1-4pm: Tour of Viva De'VIA exhibit--Dyer Arts Center and Booths
  • 6-7:30pm: Closing Reception of Viva De'VIA exhibit

November 9:

  • 12-2pm: Booths Open
  • 3-4pm: Deafhood Pedagogies by Dr. Paddy Ladd

FFNVC and ASADV "Sexy Baby" Film Screening
Williams Gallery
April 21st, 2014

FFNVC and ASADV "Sexy Baby" Film Screening, followed by group dialogue/discussion.

Williams Gallery
April 17th, 2014 to April 28th, 2014

United Way Auction
Williams Gallery
March 12th, 2014 to March 19th, 2014

United Way Auction (Sydney Long Fundraising Event)