Mark Your Calendars for a World of Art

vis1The Visual Arts and Dance Department will be presenting Global Fusion, an evening of art, exploration, and learning on Wednesday, March 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

This year’s Visual Arts Night will not only showcase the fantastic creativity of all of Cannon’s visual art, media arts, and dance students, but will also allow you to try your hand at art processes inspired by cultures around the world. Travel from the Campbell Gallery in the new CPAC building through galleries, hallways, theater rooms, and the stage of Taylor Hall to see your students’ artwork, short films, digital media, and dance steps.

Some workshops, such as batik, clayworks and Suminagashi, have caps and require pre-registration. You can pre-register or volunteer to help here. There are also open community workshops, such as West African dance, fibers, and totems available without pre-registration.

We are looking forward to seeing every Cannon Family at this wonderful event! Make a night of it – visit the Auturo Taco Truck and Kona Ice, who will be on campus throughout the evening.


Ms. Johns had the opportunity to visit and work with traditional batik artists on a recent visit to Jinja, Uganda, using melted wax and dye to create beautiful patterns on fabric. Join her in a fun, hands-on workshop where you will learn the step-by-step process of batik to create your own fabric square! Please pre-register here.

Suminagashi Landscapes
In this workshop, we will explore the process of contemporary artist Roland Flexner, and his technique of the ancient Japanese art of suminagashi (literally “floating ink”) to create beautifully strange and surreal landscapes. Please pre-register here.


Play and Create with Clay
This multi-cultural ceramic workshop will focus on African mask, Egyptian, and Native American art symbols. Learn about different stages of clay, use the pottery wheel and learn about firing and glazing techniques. Please pre-register here.

Open Community Workshops: Drop in, Dance, Discover!
Come learn the Kakilambe, a traditional West African harvest dance with the Cannon School dancers! No experience necessary to learn excerpts of this mask-dance of the Baga people, just come for the unique experience of learning moves from another culture. Or learn about totem poles, carved today by both native and non-native people. This highly valued art form is a symbol of pride and tradition for the people of the Pacific Northwest. We will explore totems through the whimsical works of artist Sally Russell and the environmental sculpture of John Dahlsen.