Poindexter-Canton’s acclaimed mixed media 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,” “Beloved” and "Home" while exploring identity, trauma, self-love, sisterhood and beauty through a Black American lens. Three pieces in this series were recently acquired by the Washington Arts Commission and Spokane Public Library for their permanent public art collections.

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, Olympia, Pullman, Richland and Seattle.


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.

Art Therapy Lesson

March 2017

Theme: “Growing Where You’re Planted.”

 Longfellow Elementary School

Spokane, Washington

Awakening Your Intuition 

& Amplifying Your Creativity Through 

Mixed Media Collage

Spokane Art Supply, Summer 2021

Art Salvage, Summer 2022

Spokane, Washington