Current Show:

 

 

 

 

Meet the Artist Reception, October 15, 2021.  

Closing Reception – November 5, 2021.

 

All events will be held from 6:00 – 8:00pm

and will be ASL interpreted.

Never Surrender

Access Gallery is thrilled to show the work of internationally-acclaimed Deaf artist and De’VIA artist Nancy Rourke. Rourke’s current exhibition shows many of her paintings in her signature style utilizing primary colors and symbols of deaf pride. Nancy work tells us stories ranging from the holocaust to her more recent work, featuring watercolors from two childrens’ books slated for publication in the Fall of 2021.

 

Nancy Rourke is a professional artist that focuses on art about Deaf experiences, referred to as Deaf View/Image Art (De’VIA.)  After a successful career as a graphic artist for corporations including Xerox and Microsoft, Rourke has dedicated her artistic career to advancing Deaf artists while using art as a means of sharing a more authentic understanding of what it means to be Deaf. Rourke’s artwork is often referred to as “Rourkeism,” a style of De’VIA based on her work, in which primary colors and Deaf-themes articulate recognition and challenges related to Deaf experiences. An award-winning ARTivisit, Rourke raises awareness of Deaf people through education, retreats, and publications in addition to her artwork.

 

Rourke’s current Access Gallery show includes watercolors providing a sneak preview of two forthcoming children’s books, demonstrating her current interest in exploring literary expressions of Deaf experiences. Rourke’s illustrations tell the story of two deaf individuals, an artist and co-founder of the Deaf De’VIA

Thanks for keeping everyone safe.

We require masks in the gallery at all times.

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Also presenting: Giving Voice in our Studio Space

In 2005 Access Gallery started a program called “Giving Voice.” The idea was simple; pair a teenager with a disability with a professional graphic designer. Have the pair collaboratively design a poster conveying an issue important to the teenager.

 

While the premise was simple, the outcomes were inspiring. Teenagers with disabilities are rarely asked what is important to them. Given a platform and resources to visually express their ideas, the posters have literally given voice to the disability community for over 15 years.

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We're open to the public by appointment and during the following hours:

Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 

First and Third Fridays on Santa Fe

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Thanks for keeping everyone safe.

We require masks in the gallery at all times.

More Upcoming Shows:
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LOS AMAZING SUPER PLACA BROTHERS PRESENT:

80’s REFLECTIONS

We decided to see what would happen if we handed off the key to the Gallery to two of our teaching artists Javier and Josiah. These two teaching artists live and breathe art. This show is a combination of the energy of the street and the refinement of two artists at the top of their game. 

Meet the Artist - November 19 

First Friday - December 3

Access Gallery Holiday Party - December 17

Looking back on 2020
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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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Never Surrender – Nancy Rourke

in the Main Gallery

Giving Voice

in the Studio

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