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January 26, 2006

‘De’VIA’ brings quiet artistry to life

From: Nashville City Paper, TN - Jan 26, 2006

By Deanna Larson,
January 26, 2006

The deaf and hard-of-hearing listen through observation and communicate through physical pictures, and that astute awareness is reflected in the many layers and shades of meaning in the art displayed at the second national De’VIA (Deaf View/Image Art) show.

Considered to be the only exhibit of its kind in the United States, the juried show features two- and three-dimensional art that introduces viewers to a rich but less familiar world and the “innate cultural and physical deaf life experience,” according to

the League for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing of Nashville, the event organizer.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing adult and youth artists from nine states including Tennessee are included in the exhibit, as well as those who have a “strong connection with the deaf community.”

Through April 30 in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Mezzanine Gallery, 1211 22nd Ave. S., and the Monroe Carrell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, 2200 Children’s Way. For more information, call 248-8828 (V/TTY) or visit

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