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Copy of De'VIA

What De'VIA is, the history of it, and De'VIA artists for my ASL class. 10/1/12

S. Botkin

on 16 April 2013

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De'VIA Artists The History of Deaf View Image Art and Artists De'VIA What is De'VIA? Deaf Artist Betty G. Miller Art Ameslan Prohibited Deaf Artist Chuck Baird Whale The History of De'VIA? By Grace Wilkins
Period 2 ASL
10/1/12 Art Art Art Art TTY Call Crocodile Dundee Art No. 2 Bell School, 1994 Art Sources: 1) Handeyes. "Viva De'VIA - Deaf View / Image Art." Wordpress.com. Web. 2 Oct. 2012 2) "What is Deaf Art?". Deafart.org 2 Oct 2012 3) Betty G. Miller". Deafart.org. 2 Oct 2012 4) Durr, Patti. "De'VIA: Investigating Deaf VIsual Art." RIT. Web. 2 Oct 2012 5) Caseykins. "Betty G. Miller: Art Pioneer." If My Hands Could Speak..." 6 Sep. 2011. Web. 2 Oct 2012 6) Caseykins. "Betty G. Miller: Art Pioneer." If My Hands Could Speak..." 6 Sep. 2011. Web. 2 Oct 2012 7) Schertz, Brenda. Lane, Harlan. "Visions by Deaf Artists" Elements of a Culture. American Anthropological Association. Web. 2 Oct. 2012. 8) "Chuck Baird" Deafart.org. 2 Oct 2012 9) Pierce, David. "Death of Artist, Actor Chuck Baird" Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Center, Inc. 14 Feb. 2012. Web. 2 Oct. 2012 10) Scott A. Madsen Lesson. “Plan: De’VIA artist Chuck Baird: Painting in Chuck Baird’s style” A Bridge to Deaf and Multicultural Art in the Art Curriculum Web. 2 Oct. 2012 11) "Deaf Culture Art / Deaf Art." Start ASL. Web. 2 Oct. 2012. The End :) De’VIA is an art style displayed in many mediums and is created mostly by the Deaf community. One form of De’VIA, or Deaf View Image Art, interprets the hardships and such that a Deaf person or the Deaf community has gone through, sometimes using metaphors. The other type of De’VIA is acceptable for hearing people to create. It includes an interpretation of different signs, turning the sign in to the object it represents. is a Deaf American artist who was the first known artist to create art that shows her experience as a Deaf individual
was born Deaf in Chicago in 1934 to Deaf parents
is 78 years old and lives in Washington DC
Worked for eighteen years in the art department at Gallaudet University in 1977 was part in creating Spectrum, Focus on the Deaf Artists
at MSSD, was a residence artist in 1986
has done art shows in many places including California, Massachusetts, and Maryland
Her most famous art show theme is "The Deaf Experience"
has her father as one of the person that she lists as someone who influences her art She: Quote by Betty G. Miller: "Much of my work depicts the Deaf experience expressed in the most appropriate form of communication: visual art. I present both the suppression, and the beauty of Deaf Culture and American Sign Language as I see it; in the past, and in the present. I hope this work, and the understanding that may arise from this visual expression, will help bridge the gap between the Deaf world, and the hearing world." This piece of art is a representation of what she thinks about the Deaf community not being allowed to sign. She depicts it as being a cruel form because it is as if their fingers are chopped off and their hands bound. This is a sculpture made with neon glass, a golden hand, and a TTY. She intended it to be playful though it created quite a commotion and turned out to be offending to some people. It represents the material culture of the Deaf community because it features forms of Deaf communication, like TTYs, an interpreter, and flashing lights. This painting represents an interpretation of the experience of learning the oral method, a type of communication that was taught to Deaf children in schools. was born Deaf in Kansas City on February 22, 1947
passed away on February 10, 2012
went to the Kansas City School for the Deaf
graduated that school in 1967
attended RIT college after he left Galludet University and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts
worked with The National Theatre of the Deaf for five years and then in 1990 he joined it for ten years
he created many sets and backdrops as well as acted He: in 1975, had an exhibition at the World Federation of the Deaf Conference, Washington DC, which was his first big exhibition
was an art residence at the California School for the Deaf
in 1992 moved to San Diego then in 1993 moved to Kansas City, and then to Arizona
lead many art workshops around the world for Deaf children Quotes by Chuck Baird: "The Deaf theme in my work relates to my own experience as a deaf human being; my genre is De'Via.

"I no longer paint what people would like to see. I paint for myself. It is about my own experience, my love of ASL and pride in our Deaf heritage. I sometimes create works that have no particular relation to the Deaf." This painting is the sign for whale shown as a whale's tail coming out of the water. This painting is acrylic on canvas and was painted in 1992. It is of a crocodile's head with it's reflection in the water below it being the sign for crocodile. 12) “Chuck Baird” RIT Web. 7 Oct. 2012 This painting is acrylic on canvas and was painted in 1993. It is someone signing art with art utensils floating around it. There is light behind the hand which I think symbolizes the amazing creations the simple word art beholds. The acronym De’VIA was created in 1989 by nine Deaf artists
The name was made because many Deaf artist believed that this form of disenfranchised art that told the stories of the Deaf community needed one
The entire name itself was supposed to be its own form of resistance by reflecting the ASL spirit.
This was at a deaf convention called The Deaf Way
The nine artists also wrote the ‘Deaf View/Image Art Manifesto’
It stated basically the rules of De'VIA
formal elements the art form should possess
different optional mediums
how can and can not create De'VIA
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