Murals

Original De'VIA mural (1989) Made by 9 Deaf artists during the De'VIA thinktank in the Washburn building of Gallaudet University - Mural was being exhibited and then mysteriously went missing and has never been found since

Original De’VIA mural (1989) Made by 9 Deaf artists during the De’VIA thinktank in the Washburn building of Gallaudet University – Mural was being exhibited and then mysteriously went missing and has never been found since

see the short video From the HeART of Deaf Culture: Literary and Artistic Expressions of Deafhood for more information on the 1989 mural https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpFsVYpFl-s

move playhead to 13:37 for section on De’VIA mural of 1989

Created during a retreat of De’VIA artists and activists in Colorado Springs (2012) by Karen Christie, Ellen Mansfield, Cassandra Perez, Antonia Rathburn, and Nancy Rourke

 

Olathe De'VIA Mural 2013

2nd Wave of De’VIA Mural (2013) Olathe, Kansas retreat of De’VIA artists.  This original mural is at the Kansas School for the Deaf

Go to https://devartivistunited.wordpress.com/devia-curr/murals/2013-mural/ for several videos explaining the different motifs of the 2nd Wave of De’VIA Mural

Not a mural but also a collaborative work created by De’VIA artists while at the Olathe, Kansas retreat.  The De’VIA totem is at the Deaf Cultural Center in Olalthe.

De'VIA Totem (2013) made by a group of artists at the Olathe, Kansas De'VIA retreat

De’VIA Totem (2013) made by a group of artists at the Olathe, Kansas De’VIA retreat

2013 DeVIA Totem

The base has holes for the lamp light inside to illuminate through.

 “Sun burst up, waterfall flows so powerful down and swirls round each corner, and the backdrops keeps going burst with yellow,orange, blue, and purple. De’VIA is unstoppable with classy black bold ASL!” –Ellen Mansfield

“Wire dandelion to show how we grow and a reference to Clayton Valli’s poem. Wire rainbow stallion leaping through the sun.  Butterflies flying up up and up.” –Ellen Mansfield

“And butterflies flow freedom and art in spirit share other.” –Guy Wonder

“And glass mirrors flowing around – ” PEOPLE OF THE EYE…I see you, do you see me?” –Jenny Witteborg

“Spectrum was born half sun rise turn full bloom into De’VIA butterflies share and happy to be continued.” –Guy Wonder

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DVAR (Deaf View Art Retreat) Mural (2014)

Screen shot 2015-06-02 at 12.52.36 PM use QR code for more info on DVAR (Deaf View Art Retreat) Mural (2014)

 

 

 

ntid mural 2014 theatre floor

COMING HOME (2014) NTID Mural – made by De’VIA artists during the 25th Anniversary Viva De’VIA weekend (image of triptych mural unfinished)

 

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