Curated by Antoine Hunter, Bay Area Deaf Arts celebrates and centers the art forms and cultural expression historically rooted in the Deaf community, raising Deaf awareness in non-Deaf populations, and inspiring collaboration between Hearing and Deaf artists. This virtual exhibition reminds us that hearing and listening are two different acts, and invites audiences to explore the following questions: Where are the voices of Deaf and Deaf people of color? What truths are we willing to listen to?

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Bay Area Deaf Arts

Virtual Opening Reception

Thursday, January 14, 6–8pm

Celebrate the launch of Bay Area Deaf Arts with curator Antoine Hunter featuring virtual gallery tour and artist interviews

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Artist credit: Not Just Plums by Deepa Agarwal

Artist Panel Discussion & Workshops

Saturday, January 16, 12–2:45pm

Discussion with exhibiting artists Deepa Agarwal and clare cassidy

Workshops
Yoga with Deepa Argwal
Learn Basic Photography with clare cassidy

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Frustration by Orkid Sassouni

Artist credit: Frustration by Orkid Sassouni


Artist Panel Discussion & Workshops

Saturday, January 23, 12–2:45pm

Discussion with exhibiting artists Jon Kastrup and Orkid Sassouni

Workshops
Deaf Eyes: How We See Differently with Orkid Sassouni
Workshop with Jon Kastrup

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Photo credit: Rich Lomibao

Artist Panel Discussion & Workshops

Saturday, January 30, 12–3:15pm

Discussion with exhibiting artists Gungaa Tuvshinbat, ASL Love

Performances by Urban Jazz Dance Company

Workshops
Sew with Gungaa Tuvshinbat

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