Deaf Access Solutions, the professional services division of BayFirst that is exclusively focused on the delivery of communication accessibility services to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, is honored to announce the loan of 37 paintings, sculptures and mixed-media works from the permanent collection of the Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York.
This groundbreaking exhibition showcases works of varying aesthetic and form created by Deaf artists from the 1930′s through present day. Exhibited artists include Morris Broderson, Chuck Baird, Guy Wonder, Rita Staubhaar and Jean Hanau, among others, and many of the pieces within the collection are examples of De’VIA – representing Deaf artists and perceptions based on their Deaf experiences. De’VIA is produced when a Deaf artist intends to express their Deaf experience through the medium of visual art and can be identified by formal artistic elements such as contrasting and intense colors, values and textures, the exaggeration of specific features and a centralized focus. De’VIA is meant to express innate cultural and physical Deaf experiences, including metaphors, perspectives and insight in relation to the environment (both the natural world and the Deaf cultural environment) and spiritual and everyday life.
“We are committed to serving and recognizing the achievements of those in the Deaf community,” says Robert Rice, President of BayFirst Solutions and a graduate of RIT. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share this important collection with our staff and with the external community.”
The collection will be on display at the offices of BayFirst Solutions in Washington, DC through September 2010. Please call Ben Eiserike at (202) 541-1010 ext. 417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to schedule viewing appointments.
Deaf Access Solutions (www.deafaccess.com) is the professional services division of BayFirst Solutions LLC that is exclusively focused on the delivery of communication accessibility services to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Deaf Access Solutions provides professional sign language interpreting, captioning, and assistive technology training and support.
BayFirst Solutions LLC (www.bayfirst.com) is an 8(a) professional services consulting firm that implements complex management and technological solutions for the US Federal government and private sector. Our core strengths include program management, systems engineering, risk management, and learning services. We leverage the effective convergence of people, process and technology.