Internationally known artist Ann Silver is a founding member of the historic Deaf Art Movement of the 1960's and 1970's, which preceded the De'VIA that today represents deaf artists and their perspectives. Silver was born deaf and has served as an advocate for the recognition and inclusion of deaf art in the art world and academia. In addition to exhibiting her art around the nation and in the First National Deaf Art Touring Exhibit, she's has published and lectured widely. A world premiere look at the scope of Silver's deaf-centric work will be on display in the Dyer Arts Center at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (52 Lomb Memorial Drive) from March 3 to April 22.
Silver's visual arts background includes book jackets, logos, studio art, graphics, greeting cards, Deaftoons, art direction, and her most iconic work as a master of Deaf Pop Art. Most recently, Silver and Jim Van Manen, assistant professor in the Department of ASL-English Interpretation at Columbia College Chicago, have founded an art and design partnership called Silver Moon Brand.
A reception is planned for Friday, March 31, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit continues through April 22. Dyer Arts Center's hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 475-5333 or visit rit.edu/ntid/dyerarts. Learn more about Silver's art and biography by visiting silvermoonbrand.com.