History Through Deaf Eyes in Colorado!
For the 1st time, the History Through Deaf Eyes exhibition is installed on the campus of a school for Deaf children. The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) is hosting “Deaf Eyes” from January 15- March 17, 2005. This is the 10th stop on the “Deaf Eyes” tour. Schools have been hosts for most of the openings, but always at a local gallery or museum. This time the CSDB decided that hosting on campus would give students and teachers maximum time to interact with the historic material. Jack R. Gannon, curator for the exhibition said, "We are delighted that the Deaf Eyes exhibition is going to the CSDB. I'm looking forward to seeing how Colorado added to the exhibition to make it their own." Gannon will be the guest speaker for an opening brunch at CSDB on January 15.
An empty building was transformed into the gallery and several staff and faculty members worked to select local objects. Ample square footage allowed inclusion of many historic objects from CSDB’s extensive collection, including re-creating a dorm setting complete with furniture, clothing, books and images.
The Deaf Eyes project includes a traveling exhibition, a documentary that will be broadcast nationally on PBS stations in fall of 2006, and a book to be published by Gallaudet University Press and available when the documentary is aired. For more information see the website: http://depts.gallaudet.edu/deafeyes/ or contact Jean Bergey, project director at Jean.Bergey@gallaudet.edu.
Posted: 14 Jan 2005