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

 

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)
D^AU Banner 2017

 

De^ARTivists United banner (2017)
Created by Karen Christie, Patti Durr, Ellen Mansfield, Laurie Rose Monahan, and Nancy Rourke
(at Family Village in Michigan and Rochester, NY)
D^AU banner meaning

In honor of the original artwork of the world – hand prints in caves and various rock formations during prehistoric times and the 2nd Wave of De’VIA banner that was created in 2013

– the D^AU banner was created with multicolored hand prints and then black paint was painted around variojs motifs that were added to the banner to signify what D^AU is all about

2 thoughts on “Murals

  1. Hello All,
    I hope your day is going well. I am a grad student in the School Psychology Program and I am taking a class that will require me to do a presentation on Deaf culture. I thought there is no better way to present Deaf culture but through art in all its variations. We are at Gallaudet and it has U.S. Deaf art all around campus. I would like to ask if you can point me in the direction of some international Deaf art? Examples of things I have already thought of are Signmark (a Finnish rap artist), JJ Jones (a American/French Mime), and Miss Deaf international. I’m not sure about the last one.

    Thank you for your time.
    Cordially,
    Joshua Blake
    School Psychology Student, B.A.

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