Thu, Feb 02|
The Larsen Gallery
A Politician, A Painter Of Icons, An Iconic Painter
Their life stories couldn’t be more different and their backgrounds more diverse, but all three create unique art and are genuine trailblazers who have made or continue to make Arizona history.
Time & Location
Feb 02, 2:00 PM – Feb 03, 5:00 PM
The Larsen Gallery, 3705 N Bishop Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
About the Event
Ahmed Cannon was born in Chicago. He trained in and is currently based in Scottsdale. Cannon specializes in realistic oil portraits. His series The Jazz Men includes portraits of Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Louis Armstrong, Herbie Hancock and Arizona’s Doc Jones.
A large portion of the sales from Cannon’s work will benefit the Molina School of Jazz, a local charity that provides music education for children. Doc Jones serves as its Executive Director.
The exhibition for all three artists will run from the Opening Night Reception on February 2nd through the entire month of February to coincide with Black History Month. Larsen Gallery Owner Scott Larsen said, “We are a Scottsdale based auction and gallery with deep Arizona ties. It is an honor to showcase works of art from such a diverse trio of artists. Their backgrounds and life stories are as divergent as the works they create, yet they still share Arizona roots that impact their art and countless artists who have spent time in our great state. The art is compelling, original, and trailblazing.”