The Deaf Artist Residency at the Anderson Center presents a discussion panel with Deaf resident artists past and present who will share their residency experiences. The Deaf artist residency program,
The Deaf Artist Residency at the Anderson Center presents a discussion panel with Deaf resident artists past and present who will share their residency experiences. The Deaf artist residency program, which supports a severely underserved population in terms of the Arts, is currently in its third incarnation. Deaf people are frequently not encouraged to enter the arts field because ongoing arts training and education is rarely accessible and Deaf people are often not in supportive communities where they can live, learn, earn and grow with each other in the field. This program was the brainchild of Cynthia Weitzel and is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Anderson Center Deaf Artist June Residency is the perfect example of a supportive community because it is difficult for Deaf people to join in the hearing world of water cooler conversations, networking, lectures, workshops, and so forth because of the spoken vs. visual language differences and the need for interpreters. So this interdisciplinary residency program with native or adoptive American Sign Language and Deaf Culture in common is a rare and unique opportunity for Deaf artists (visual, literary, performing…) to talk every day about their work, their processes, and their knowledge in person in a way that is not found or accessible in their home areas. The Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota has created a “sense of place” for Deaf artists to grow and share freely. Even if only temporary, one month every two years, the transformative nature of the experience is forever lasting.
Join us as Deaf resident artists, past and present, share their residency experiences, what they’ve learned or accomplished and what they plan to do from here on! Normally this community event, open to the public, takes place at month’s end on the grounds of the Anderson Center in Red Wing. However, this year we’re hosting the event in the heart of Minnesota’s Deaf Community—the historic Charles Thompson Memorial Hall (Deaf Club), 1824 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul from 7:00 to 8:30pm in the auditorium. Free and open to the public.
Event presented in American Sign Language.
Interpreters provided for those who do not sign.
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles Thompson Memorial Hall (Deaf Club)
1824 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul