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He Stands in the Sun: The Life, Legacy & Art of Kiowa Artist T.C. Cannon with Carrie Cannon

October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

T.C. Cannon is considered one of the most talented Native American artists of the 20th century whose paintings continue to influence new generations of Native artists. As a natural born innovator and visionary Kiowa and Caddo tribal artist T.C. Cannon was a tour de force. His
talents as a poet, musician, and artist ended abruptly in 1978 at the age of 31 after a fateful car crash. Cannon utilized striking color combinations, bold juxtapositions, and artfully portrayed motifs, irony, and humor deeply rooted in his cultural heritage. “He Who Stands in the Sun” or Pai-doung-u-day is T.C. Cannon’s Kiowa Indian name. This presentation will explore T.C. Cannon’s life and heritage, and the depth of his art, skill, and paramount accomplishments as a
multitalented artist.

This program is cohosted by Maricopa County Library District – Queen Creek Branch.

About the speaker:

Carrie Calisay Cannon is a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, and of Oglala Lakota and German ancestry. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and M.S. in Resource Management. By weekday she fills her days as a full-time Ethnobotanist with the Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Grand Canyon of Arizona. By weekend she is a lapidary and silversmith artist who enjoys chasing the beautiful as she creates Native southwestern turquoise jewelry. If you wish to connect with Carrie, you will need a fast horse.


October 14
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Queen Creek Library
21802 South Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, 85142 United States
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