Wednesday, April 30, 2014

First Resident Artist at Dwight-Englewood!

Cannon Hersey giving a gallery talk in Swartley this past Friday to a group of students and faculty.
Junior, Liam, adding layers to the 'base' of the collaborative mural with Mr. Hersey, Liam sought inspiration from pop culture, his own experience and even the D-E mission statement.

A silkscreen workshop with 8th graders where Cannon was assisted by our very own D-E parent & master printmaker, Sue Evans, pictured below with her daughter.

Sue & Cannon making final decision with a large silk screen being applied to the collaborative mural in Swartley.  Cannon's silkscreen was created from a photo he took in South Africa of a 'graffiti wall' in the town where the Freedom Charter was signed.  Sunday happened to be the Anniversary of the charter being signed.

Cannon signing one of a series of prints created in Swartley with the help of arts chair, Gregg Emery.  This print will be added to the Dwight-Englewood permanent collection.   This completes a semester long project in which Cannon Hersey helped jumpstart what we hope will be a Resident Artist tradition at Dwight-Englewood.  You can see more of his work on his website,