De’VIA, or Deaf View Image Art, is an art form that represents Deaf artists and perceptions based on their Deaf experiences. It uses formal art elements with the intention of expressing innate cultural or physical Deaf experience. These experiences may include Deaf metaphors, Deaf perspectives, and Deaf insight in relationship with the environment (both the natural world and Deaf cultural environment), spiritual and everyday life.
De’VIA artists express Deafness in a variety of ways, including using bright colors, and emphasizing facial expressions (expression is a key element in sign-language that indicates one’s attitude toward the subject).
The art will be exhibited in the Community Room through the end of June during regular open hours.