Sep. 26, 2017


The Deaf Forest

Thom Collegiate Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students, Deaf Crows Collective, Chrystene Ells, Berny Hi, and Joanne Weber

Curated by Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Community Outreach

Community Art Exhibit Dates:

September 29 to October 29, 2017, Dunlop Central Gallery, 2311-12 Avenue

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 29, 7:00 pm, Central Gallery

Deaf Settlers in Lipton, Saskatchewan:

Saturday, October 14, 1:30-2:30 pm, Central Gallery

ASL Poetry Slam:

Wednesday, October 18, 6:30-8:30 pm, Regent Place Branch

ASL Storytime for Preschoolers:

Friday, October 27, 10:30-11:00 am, Central Children’s Library

For three years, Thom Collegiate’s Deaf & Hard of Hearing students have worked with teacher Joanne Weber, artists Chrystene Ells and Berny Hi, and The Deaf Crows Collective to use art as a tool for learning, personal growth, and community-building. The students have emerged as an expressive force with perspectives to share, stories to tell, and ideas to develop. Their installation, The Deaf Forest, represents their perspectives on the Hearing World, the Hard of Hearing World and the Deaf World, and seeks to find understanding between these worlds.

Media are invited to schedule an interview with artists Chrystene Ells and Berny Hi and DHH teacher Michelle Grodeck on Wednesday, September 27, or Thursday, September 28. Join us on Friday, September 29 for the opening reception of The Deaf Forest. Throughout October, Dunlop will continue focusing on the vibrant culture of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community with workshops for all ages and abilities.

For more information:

Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Community Outreach
Dunlop Art Gallery
Regina Public Library
Phone: 306.777.6044


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