Work by deaf artists on display at DHS | Arts & Culture
Art reflects 'unique abilities'
Paintings, photographs, sculptures, and other works of art created by Wisconsin residents who have varying degrees of hearing loss, plus artwork by sign language interpreters, is on display at the Department of Health Services building in downtown Madison to commemorate Deaf History Month, celebrated March 13-April 15.
Linda Huffer, director of the Office Deaf and Hard of Hearing at DHS, said the exhibit is meant to give attendees a sense of the challenges of hearing loss.
"These amazing works of art reflect the richness and diversity of people who have a hearing loss and those who work with them,” Huffer said in a news release.
Secretary-elect Kitty Rhoades invited everyone to come and view the artwork at the DHS headquarters this month.
"Our mission is to help Wisconsin residents, like the deaf and hard of hearing, overcome obstacles in day-to-day life," Rhoades said. "These works of art also remind us that, while we all face challenges, we all have unique abilities, too."
The submissions were gathered from artists across the state and are on display throughout the DHS headquarters at 1 W. Wilson St.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular business hours Monday-Friday.
Visit the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing online for more information.