March 3, 2018 at 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St. Salem , MA 01970
Jennifer Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-542-1528)
All programs included with admission. Made possible by the Lowell Institute Tickets available online at pem.org/whats-on or at admissions desk on the day of the event.
EXHIBITION VIEWING 10 am–5 pm | Level 3 T.C. Cannon (Caddo/Kiowa) is considered one of the most influential Native American artists of the 20th century. PEM’s new exhibition celebrates his creative range and artistic legacy through paintings, as well as poetry and music.
Thank a Veteran: Letters to Our Troops
10 am–5 pm | Atrium
Inspired by artist and Vietnam War veteran T.C. Cannon, the Peabody Essex Museum is partnering with Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program to show our gratitude to U.S. service members and veterans. Stop by to write a letter, poem or drawing for veterans in treatment at Home Base’s two-week intensive clinical program and at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
ART-MAKING WORKSHOP Printing with Jared Yazzie 10–11:30 am | Studio 1, Create Space Reservations suggested Back by popular demand! Celebrated Native American artist and designer Jared Yazzie (Diné/Navajo) returns to PEM to lead a hands-on screen-printing workshop. Yazzie has been producing artwork and clothing through his company OxDx since 2009 to increase awareness of Native issues and to show the beauty of Native culture. Suitable for all levels, no skills necessary, materials will be supplied.
ART-MAKING WORKSHOP Stencils with Frank Buffalo Hyde 10–11:30 am | PEM Connect Building Reservations suggested Frank Buffalo Hyde (Nez Perce/Onondaga) is a practicing artist and alumnus of the Institute of American Indian Arts. In this workshop, Hyde shares techniques about how to incorporate stencils into one’s paintings. Hyde’s work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and has been shown in major U.S. cities. Suitable for all levels, no skills necessary, materials will be supplied.
LIVE MUSIC Presenting Kalyn Fay Noon and 2:30 pm | Atrium Award-winning singer-songwriter Kalyn Fay grew up in the Bible Belt of Oklahoma, but the Cherokee songstress found her voice after venturing beyond worship music. Poet Santee Frazier begins the 2:30 p.m. performance by reading several of his poems. Frazier (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) teaches in the master of fine arts creative writing program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and contributed to the T.C. Cannon exhibition catalog.
DROP-IN ART MAKING Western Stencils Noon–3 pm | Atrium Soak up the Southwest in the T.C. Cannon and Georgia O’Keeffe exhibitions, then create your own Western landscape using simple stencils and your imagination.
CONVERSATION Getting to Know T.C. Cannon 1–2:15 pm | Morse Auditorium Reservations suggested Join our panel of experts, as well as close friends of T.C. Cannon and his family, to learn more about this extraordinary man and artist. Panelists include Joan Frederick, author of T.C. Cannon: He Stood in the Sun; Mike Lord, friend and guitar instructor of T.C., and lender to exhibition; George Oswalt, artist, lender to exhibition and friend of Cannon; and Alfred Young Man (Cree), artist, writer and educator. Karen Kramer, PEM’s Curator of Native American and Oceanic Art and Culture, hosts the discussion. Poet Santee Frazier welcomes the audience with a reading of his poems.
ARTIST DEMONSTRATION Printing with Jared Yazzie 1–4 pm | Atrium
Celebrated Native American artist and designer Jared Yazzie (Diné/Navajo) demonstrates his deft screen-printing techniques. Yazzie has been producing artwork and clothing through his company OxDx since 2009 to increase awareness of Native issues and to show the beauty of Native culture.
ARTIST DEMONSTRATION Painting with Frank Buffalo Hyde 1–4 pm | Atrium Take this rare opportunity to observe and engage with renowned artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Nez Perce/Onondaga) as he demonstrates his masterful and unique painting techniques.
FILM Barking Water 3–5:30 pm | Morse Auditorium Reservations suggested A uniquely delicate and moving road movie, Barking Water uses the ruggedly beautiful backdrop of rural Oklahoma to tell the story of Frankie (Richard Ray Whitman), a proud Native American attempting to reconnect with his estranged family. Q&A with songwriter/musician Samantha Crain (Choctaw), whose music appears in the film and is featured in the T.C. Cannon exhibition, follows the screening. Directed by Sterlin Harjo, 2010, 85 minutes. Poet Santee Frazier welcomes the audience with a reading of his poems.