Visiting Artist Series Welcomes Nancy Rourke

Published: January 25, 2019

College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Visiting Artist Series is proud to welcome Nancy Rourke to the Nampa Campus Academic Building (NCAB) Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The lecture, suitable for all ages, will be interpreted (ASL).

Rourke (name sign, N3) is an internationally-known Deaf artist and activist as well as a full-time professional artist. She frequently does artist-in-residencies at Deaf schools and promotes De’VIA and Surdism through art workshops in community settings. A book about her work, “Nancy Rourke: Deaf Artist Series” is available from Empyreal Press. Originally from San Diego, California, she now makes her home in Loveland, Colorado.

In addition to her lecture, Rourke will host a paint workshop Wednesday, Feb. 20. The workshop, held at NCAB in room 206 from 1 – 4 p.m., is limited to 24 participants. Supplies will be provided. Please email Kayla Adams at to register.

CWI’s Visiting Artist Series is made possible through a grant from Idaho Commission on the Arts, which is supported by National Endowment for the Arts. Visiting Artist Series workshops, featuring visual and performing artists, are free and open to the public. Thank you to the CWI Foundation and the Wishing Well for helping to fund this event.

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