College Hosts Deaf Expressive Art Festival

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Deaf expressive art festival at Casper College

Casper College will host the Deaf Expressive Art Festival on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Concert Hall.

The festival, weaving deaf folklore and fables with an assortment of American Sign Language poetry, will feature students of ASL from Casper College, the Natrona County School District, and ASL users from the Casper deaf community. These individuals will share visual tales of culture and mirth with the audience, according to Gail Schenfisch.

Some of the artistic forms to be included in the evening are percussion signing, storytelling, ABC stories, number stories, and classifier stories. In addition, the evening will include several interpreted stories for those who do not sign.

The event is designed to encourage students and community members to understand the rich diversity and the literary, and artistic traditions which are part of the deaf culture in America and is free and open to the public. The Wheeler Concert Hall is located on the Casper College campus.

For more information contact Schenfisch, ASL instructor at Casper College, at 307-268-2588 or

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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