Art Therapy Lesson
Theme: “Growing Where You’re Planted.”
Longfellow Elementary School
Tracy Poindexter-Canton is a mixed media artist in Spokane, Washington. Through collage, vibrancy and portraiture, Poindexter-Canton examines Black American identity and melding literary imagery with visual art. An eclectic assortment of media and materials are incorporated into her work – often including acrylic, oil pastel, ink, feathers, beads, magazine clippings, bubble wrap, scrapbook paper, nylon cord and found objects.
Poindexter-Canton’s recent series, “To Shalimar,” celebrates the literary greatness of Nobel Prize-winning author, Toni Morrison and Morrison’s famous novels, “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula,” “Song of Solomon,” and “Beloved” while examining identity, trauma, self-love, sisterhood and beauty in relation to the Black American experience.
Poindexter-Canton blends a combination of traditional and non-traditional study, including an undergraduate degree in English/Creative Writing from Seattle University, a master’s degree in Communications and Leadership studies from Gonzaga University, and enrollment in myriad art classes in mixed media, acrylic, graphite pencil, to name a few. She has exhibited her work in Spokane and through Onyx Fine Arts Collective exhibits in Richland and Seattle.
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