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Dindga McCannon

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©Dindga McCannon, 2005.

Jazz Mobile, embroidered tapestry.

I was born and raised in Harlem where I was inspired to become an artist at age 10.(My early adventures as a young Harlem artist are chronicled in two books I authored and illustrated-"Peaches" (Lothrop, Lee and Shepard) and "Wilhemina Jones, Future Star" (Dell Books)published in1975 and 1978. They are out of print but available at   
       I  am a painter, author, printmaker, illustrator, murualist , teacher and currently a fiber artist. I am/was self taught and I work intuitively fusing my fine art "training" with the traditional womens needlework taught to me by my mother, Lottie K. Porter and grandmother Hattie Kilgo-sewing ,beading, embroidery and quilting into what is now known as ArtQuilts.I've also made wearable art since the 60's. I've exhibited my work worldwide including  Harlem State Office Building Gallery, the Shromberg, Countee Cullen Library, Genesis 11 Museum in Harlem, American Craft Museum and the Smithsonian. During HOAST, I will be exhibiting Art Quilts, Art Wearables and a new collection of fiber  and altered books.