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The Black Deaf Art Period exhibit opened on February 23, and will remain open until April 3. One-hundred forty-seven works of art and poetry by several renowned Black Deaf Artists are on display in the Linda K. Jordan Gallery at Washburn Arts Center. Alumnus Clifford Earl Terry, 鈥10 & G-鈥18, curated this exhibit under the auspices of the Center for Black Deaf Studies.

Shayana Ellsberry stands by two of her pieces in the Black Deaf Art Period exhibition and explains what inspired her to paint them.

Over 100 people attended the opening reception, emceed by Evon J. Black, 鈥87 & G-鈥96, associate director of the Center for Black Deaf Studies. President Cordano, Interim Provost聽Jeffrey W. Lewis, 鈥76, and聽Dr. Carolyn D. McCaskill, 鈥77, G-鈥79, & PhD 鈥05, founding director of the Center for Black Deaf Studies, welcomed guests and expressed their appreciation for the work that went into making the exhibit possible. Jamar Higgins catered the event, with cookies, cupcakes, and homemade fruit punch.

Among the Black Deaf artists featured in the exhibit are KDES and MSSD graduate Willie Price, Shanaya Ellsberry, Rosalyn Watson, 鈥19; Roy Ricci, 鈥03; Jannifer Williams, Fred Beam, and Awet Moges, and poets Camisha Jones and Kristi Merriweather. The exhibit also includes work by the late Hilary Allumaga, 鈥08 & G-鈥15, as well as pieces on loan from the privateArchives and private collections.

Art and Digital Media faculty Johnston Grindstaff, 鈥87 & G-鈥91, and Manuel “Mava” Vasquez, 鈥06, supported Terry in mounting this historic exhibit, with assistance from Leslie Southwell, E-鈥03.

The exhibit is open to the public Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Whit Jackson and Amelia Palmer performing Kristi’s Merriweather’s poem in Black ASL

ABC News correspondent Kyra Phillips interviewed Dr. McCaskill, Earl Terry, and Willie Price for a story that aired on February 28.  

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