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May 5, 2005

Deaf students' art on display at First Thursday

From: News 8 Austin - Austin,TX,USA - May 5, 2005

By: News 8 Austin Staff

An exhibit on South Congress is showcasing the works of local student from the Texas School for the Deaf.

The pieces range from photographs and paintings to animation and Web designs. This is the third year for the annual art show, but it's the first time it has been taken off campus.

Organizers say it's a great opportunity for community outreach and to showcase the talent of these budding artists.

"We want to show that deaf kids can do everything except hear - that they have talents and they are wonderful visual artists," superintendent Claire Bugen said.

"Art is in your heart and really this is an expression from all the students in a variety of media. We really touch a lot on technology; through the years our superintendents have been very supportive to keep our kids up with the latest technology. So as you can look around and see we combine the art and technology all together," Bobbie Guerra, an art, video and technology teacher, said.

The exhibit is open to the public Thursday from 6 p.m. -10 p.m. as part of First Thursday on South Congress.

Admission is free and interpreters will be on hand to help people communicate with the young artists.

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