Pop-up gallery in Hyattsville showcases Deaf artists

A pop-up gallery in South Hyattsville hosts an exhibition of works by deaf artists.

Located in an unused space next to the Keller Williams real estate office at 4806 Rhode Island Ave., the temporary gallery features paintings, sculptures and mixed media that highlight different aspects of Deaf culture.

In Mary Rappazzo’s painting “A Party of One”, a young girl with a functioning hearing aid is shown sitting alone as people chat happily at a party, while Pamela Witcher’s “My Heart Is a Village” shows how deaf people form their own community.

Called “Crossing the Boundaries of the Natural and Synthetic Worlds,” the exhibition features works of art from the permanent collections of the RIT / NTID Dyer Arts Center and the Gallaudet University Archives, said Dyer Director Tabitha Jacques, at Hyattsville Wire.

After opening on Thursday, the exhibit will be on view from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through January 15, although it is closed on Christmas and New Years.

The exhibition was organized with the support of the Menkiti Group and the Streetcar 82 Brewing Co., which is located around the corner.

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